The April theme for the Holiday Handmade Crusade was "eco-friendly crafting." The challenge was to re-use, revamp, recycle and upcycle! It was a bit of a slumpy crafting month for the crusaders, so I only have one favorite project to share today. It's a brilliant one though! Hope this inspires you to hit up the Goodwill instead of the mall this Christmas!
Okay, ready to fall off your chair in a fit of cuteness overload?
Craftster user LrsChic writes: I made mustache mugs for my Dad, myself, and either my brother or my boyfriend. I can't decide which of them would enjoy this more. Yes, I did say there's one for me! I love these mugs.
I found the mugs at the dollar store, already with the black circle around the top. I thought some black mustaches would look wonderful on them. Since Michaels craft store was having a sale, the ceramic paint pen only cost me $1.99. Hooray!
The adorable action shot:
Project variation: Awhile ago, on Craftster, I saw a fun project where the crafter had personalized mugs with a ceramic paint pen by putting the recipients coffee preferences on it. For example if I were making one for myself I would write: Milk only, no sugar.
There are so many coffee mugs waiting to be embellished at your local Goodwill or Salvation Army for 50 cents and up. This idea is eco-friendly, affordable and unique! Thanks LrsChic!
If you would like to learn more about the Holiday Handmade Crusade, visit this post. Otherwise, join me for more Christmas in July goodness tomorrow!