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DIY Animal Stencil Mugs

If you’re looking to customize some new mugs, or upcycle some vintage mugs. I have a fun and easy project for you! What an awesome way to customize a special gift for someone or create a matching DIY animal stencil mugs (or other designs) set for your kitchen with a fun flair! By using paint for ceramic mugs,  these are completely washable and microwave safe. I would just not get any of the paint close to any of the drinking area.

Fun and colorful stenciled DIY animal mugs with Country Living magazine and Jennifer Rizzo

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To stencil an animal silhouette on the mug, start by cleaning the mug to remove any oil or dirt. Place the stencil on the mug and adhere with tape or stencil adhesive if needed. Use a makeup sponge to pounce the ceramic paint onto the surface.  Remove the stencil while the paint is still wet and clean up any paint or stray marks with a cotton swab. Let dry and cure according to the directions on the paint bottle prior to using or washing.

DIY animal stencil mugs so easy and cute

You can find animal stencils here.My painted DIY animal silhouette mug project was featured in the Idea Notebook of May’s Issue of Country Living! It is really a dream come true.It’s such an easy project too. You can grab all of the templates on their website so you can make washable stenciled animal mugs with fun images like chickens and horses. This is green horse  mugs that didn’t make it in, but all of them turned out so cute, it doesn’t matter. HE was one of my favorites next to the pig and sheep mug. I love how fun the colors are. You can see the project mugs in the magazine.There are also a lot of other fun and really do-able projects for your home. My DIY animal stencil mugs are in their ideas section.

Country Living Magazine with Jennifer Rizzo

Image used with permission from Country Living Magazine

As I mentioned earlier, you can also print out templates for the DIY animal mugs on the webpage or purchase the stencils linked above. The best thing about this project is you could resize the animals and do it on decorative plates, pillows or even t-shirts with the right paint.

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  1. Congratulations!!! 🙂

    I hope the sewing fairies are being kind to you today! I think the other commenters are right about loose tension and no oil. My first sewing machine (got it when I was 10) smelled like a mack truck near the end of it’s life…15 years later…never oiled it! Oops!


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