Drink First, Think Later
Coffee has to be one of the first things I think about in the morning… right after how lucky I am to have the most wonderful family ever! My sister and I quite often joke about how we couldn’t make it through the day without at LEAST two cups, I know addictions are bad but what can I say…
I’m so addicted I have found a way to save the coffee when the grinds end up in your coffee!
When I got Plaid’s new Martha Stewart glass paint line in the mail, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Ok, I actually had a lot of ideas, but I had thought of this quote too ; )
It really was hard to pick just one project for these fabulous paints. To be honest… I didn’t choose just one! I made several projects that I’ll be sharing later on.
So do you want to know how to make your own coffee cup with a clever saying? (ok, I probably didn’t come up with this quote, but I haven’t seen it anywhere else on a coffee cup, I looked!)
– Metallic Opaque Glass Paint, Black Nickel
– Metallic Opaque Glass Paint, Sterling
– Paint Dauber (3/8″)
– Adhesive Stencils – Bold Sans Alphabet
– Glass Scraper and Pick Set
-Rubbing Alcohol and cotton balls (for cleaning)
Aubrey and I got in a little bit of a paint fight over the black nickel paint (see it dripping out the sides) I won… guess I wanted it more : )
Stenciled Coffee Cup Quote Tutorial
First thing you do is clean the glass with rubbing alcohol to get it free of any dirt and fingerprints. Then let it dry.
Next you will figure out where you want to use your stencils and center it up. I started with the middle letter and worked outwards on each side to help me keep it center.
Next you will take your dauber and use it to apply the paint inside your stencils. (see above) I alternated between the two colors listed above. Then using your dual end bent pick you will take the smallest side and move it back and forth across the paint in each stencil. This gives your paint a smooth finish and helps eliminate any bubbles. It really is a great tool, I highly suggest this if you are interested in glass painting!
Keep moving your way through each word, once you are done painting your stencils remove IMMEDIATELY. The paint dries pretty fast. I also let each word dry before doing the one below to reduce any risk of smearing my paint (totally something I would do since I lean towards the impatient side)
Once you are done you will likely need to remove a few little specks to clean up your letters. I also used the pick for this. You just simply scrape off what you need removed.
Stenciled Coffee Cup Before using the pick
Stenciled Coffee Cup After using the pick
Then I cured mine in the oven following the manufacturers directions. You can also let it air cure for 21 days.
Now you have a fun new stenciled coffee cup to drink out of…and give yourself a good laugh in the meantime!
Do you “Drink First and Think Later” or are you super chipper in the mornings? I can drink a whole pot… so not good, but completely necessary!
There are quite a few inspirational projects for painting on glass! I have been searching my house high and low for glass surfaces to paint on! If you are looking for some more inspiration you can check out these fabulous ladies:
You can find Plaid’s new Martha Stewart glass paint at Michael’s Stores along with other stencils, paints, tools, and accessories. To see what else you can do with this paint be sure to stay connected with Plaid on Facebook, Pinterest, and twitter (use hashtag #marthaglass).
Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Martha Stewart Glass Paints and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.
Ohhh I love this, such a great idea!
Thanks so much Amanda! I couldn’t live without my coffee : )
Shannon Fox says
Fabulous sentiment! I love it :)
carolyn - homework says
Super cute! I love the motto!
Thanks Carolyn…nobody wants to talk to me until I get my coffee ; ) Luckily I have an amazing husband who wakes me up with my coffee!
Oh that’s great, I think I should put it on a wine glass :P
hahaha! Love it!! : )
Aimee - It's Overflowing says
Ashley, Your mug is totally AWESOME! XO, Aimee
Thanks Aimee!! Can’t wait to see what you do : )
Randi - Dukes and Duchesses says
Ashley, I love that! I love the colors and I LOVE the quote … so fun!
Thanks Randi! I live by that quote : )
Jenn/Rook No. 17 says
Absolutely love the look of the stenciled lettering on the mug — a perfect graphic look.
Thanks Jenn! It was so much fun to make and fits me perfectly! We won’t talk about the time I tried to put my phone on the charger in the fridge ; )
Bonnie @ Uncommon says
Love this ashley! I have to have my morning coffee so this is perfect!! :)
yes, morning coffee is quite the requirement around here. I had to get up and get Aubrey ready for school so I made coffee this morning and forgot to start it… Chris chose to be late so he could get his coffee : ) We mean business around here! lol
Jaime @ Crafty Scrappy Happy says
Ohhhh I LOVE your mug… and seriously just seeing your coffee photos makes me want to just drive right over and hang out with you!!!
Well come on over : ) I’ll make an extra pot cause I’m not so good at sharing, haha!
Love this idea and it’s definitely words to live by! This would make great Christmas gifts for many of my girlfriends.
Thanks Dani! I might have to make a few for gifts too, I know a few other coffee lovers : )
Amy Renea says
I am soooooo not uber chipper in the morning — love your phrase choice!!
Thanks Amy… yes, there will be no chipper until the coffee has been drank : )
This is cute! I posted some stenciled mugs that I used the Martha paint for a couple of weeks ago on my blog. I LOVE the paint!
Thanks Bethany! I’ve never really done much painting on glass, but it is so much fun!
Karen @ Dogs Don't Eat Pizza says
I am addicted to coffee, too, and I absolutely believe that saying…I love this! I can’t wait to try it on my coffee mugs. Thank you!
Thanks Karen! Yes… coffee is kind of a requirement in this house. We all get a little grouch without it ; )
Love it! What a great idea! This is definitely one of the best DIY coffee mugs I’ve seen yet.
Thank you so much Ashley! Thanks so much for stopping by : )
Jen @ frazzled5 says
Thanks so much Jen!
Truer words about coffee have never been spoken. This is an awesome idea, executed beautifully!
Thanks Leah! I must have my coffee in the morning, so it only seemed fitting : )
I love coffee, so I love this.
Yes! Coffee is one of my true loves : ) Have a great day and enjoy your coffee!
Katie Drane says
Love your stenciled mug! And the words…so true.
Thanks so much Katie! Yes… words I live by every day! lol!
I need to get my hands on this stuff!! I wonder if you can find them online?? (I live in the UK). thanks so much for sharing, this is such a great project :-)
I think you can get it online here: http://shop.plaidonline.com/ I have so much fun with these paints : ) Have a great day!
I’m totally not a morning person, so I really appreciate these words. I love the project and will need to try it for sure. Awesome job!
Thanks Miranda! Morning is not my strong suit either…. no matter when I go to bed I just can’t wake up well, lol! Have a great day!
What a great gift idea. Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by for our Pretty Things Party. Hope to see you again next week!
Thanks so much Jen! Have a great weekend!
I have heard so much about these Martha Stewart paints. I really need to get painting! I don’t drink coffee, but the stenciled saying is really too cute. I came over from DIY Show Off and I can’t wait to see more of your projects
Thanks so much Carissa! I LOVE these paints! It is so much fun. I never painted much on glass, now I’m looking for it everywhere in my house to paint : )
This looks great! I can’t wait to try it myself. I am a follower of your blog on Facebook and would love if you could hop over to my blog (http://sarahsaturdiy.blogspot.com/) and share the blog love. Have a happy Monday!
Holly and Nat @ My Sister's Suitcase says
I love this diy mug… it is so cute, I definitely have to try this out… except mine would be for hot chocolate :) Yummy!!!
Thanks so much ladies! I am so ready for some hot chocolate, come on cold weather!! : )
I need this – I am making one ASAP! Thanks for the great tutorial.
Thanks for stopping by Danielle! So glad you like it : ) Have fun with making yours, it really is fun to make.
Love the mug… love the stenciling! I need to get my hands on this stuff and start getting busy;)
Thanks!! This stuff is pretty awesome! I am finding myself wanting to paint all glass, lol! Have fun with it!
Aimee - It's Overflowing says
Thanks for sharing your cute and creative craft at It’s Overflowing….I totally love it Ashley! Featuring you tomorrow! XO, Aimee
Thanks so much Aimee! You’re always so sweet!
Love this, exactly how I feel in the mornings. Might just try it – the little tool looks very useful!
Thanks!! Yes, Coffee is a must when I wake up. My eyes aren’t fully open until the first cup is gone!
Inspire Me Heather says
Your mug looks great! Really good tutorial too, thanks. I have this linked to my dinnerware post too today, linking up DIY ideas for plates, mugs, silverware etc.
Thanks so much Heather! So sweet of you to share! : ) Have a great day!
LOVE this coffee cup! Perfect to giveaway as a gift!
I wanted to stop by to let you know that I featured this on my site today in my “What I Bookmarked This Week” post. Stop by and see!
Thank you so much! You’re too sweet : )
Ami Allison says
I LOVE this!! I’m can’t believe I hadn’t let you a comment already. I actually used this post to help with my own MSGP post!
hehe, thanks! Gotta have my coffee ;)
Melissa Swenson says
I would love it if you’d link these up to The Pinspiration Project! :)
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