Everyday Letters: Make-Your-Own Mugs

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What’s that, Boston? You’ve run out of Netflix to watch, and between fighting for the T and navigating avalanche conditions on the street, you never want to leave home again, but you need something to do when the ice pellets come this weekend?

everyday letters: make your own mug // union jack creative

Back in the pre-snow days, before the holidays even, we tackled a project that is simple enough to complete with half your brain (ahem, while watching Netflix), and lovely enough to gift when you see your friends again in July.

everyday letters: make your own mug // union jack creative

We made monogram mugs for our families for the holidays, and filled them with dulce de leche meringues and salted caramel pretzel brownies. I was skeptical of the technique – spelled out in full at Glued To My Crafts – but this Pinterest project was one that turned out beautifully and has been holding up well.

everyday letters: make your own mug // union jack creative

We used vinyl Helvetica letter stickers as our template, which peeled off cleanly and were reusable in a pinch. We bought our neighborhood restaurant supply store out of black mugs, and called upon our favorite holiday color scheme to fill out the spotted design around the letters using Sharpie’s oil-based paint markers.

everyday letters: make your own mug // union jack creative

May your mug always be full, and your snow days be fewer and fewer!

image credits: Union Jack Creative

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