Click Camera Mug at Jennifer Grace Creates

CLICK! Camera Mug – A Quick Make

(This post is part of my Focus Your Craft & Soul Blog Event – see the list of all the posts HERE!)

As the event draws to a close (this is the penultimate post) I’m finishing off with a quick make – a mug featuring a camera:

Click Camera Mug at Jennifer Grace Creates

All you need is a mug, some porcelain Pens, and an oven to bake it in!

I used ordinary Sharpie pens, but in my experience these don’t last forever on ceramics. You have to wash them gently and they will still eventually fade. So I’d recommend porcelain pens if you’re giving this as a gift. I will update this post once I’ve tried it with porcelain pens too. There are some tips HERE for drawing on mugs, of which I’m going to try a few out.

If you are keeping the mug for yourself it doesn’t matter so much, because when the design eventually wears off you can just draw a new design on!

Click Camera Mug at Jennifer Grace Creates

Doodle on a camera, an arrow, and the word ‘click’ with the black Sharpie:

Click Camera Mug at Jennifer Grace Creates

You can wipe the design off with a wet piece of kitchen paper if you go wrong at any point.

Colour it in with the gold Sharpie:

Click Camera Mug at Jennifer Grace Creates

And bake it in the oven for 30 minutes at 175 degrees Celsius / 350 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s recommended that you put the mug into the cold oven, then once the oven reaches temperature you start counting your 30 minutes. Then turn the oven off and let it cool down with the mug still inside. This seems to give the best chance for the design to stay on longer!

The colours of mine did fade a bit in the oven too, another reason I’m going to try some different pens:

Click Camera Mug at Jennifer Grace Creates

I’m happy to use this in the meantime though!

Be Inspired:

Doodle a camera or arrow on your next project

Criss-cross some lines to make a diamond pattern

Use black and gold for a bold design

What would you draw on your mug? I want to get a whole bunch and start doodling!

I’ll see you soon for the last post of the event!

Jennifer x

  • Super cute! I did this once as a present and it came off in the dishwasher. Great tip about the porcelain pens!

    May 17, 2015 at 11:49 pm
  • Ooooh what a super cool idea!! Love to know how you went with the porcelain pens!
    This is on the to-do list too!

    May 18, 2015 at 1:12 am
  • This is just so darned cute! Great idea!

    May 18, 2015 at 2:20 am
  • Jackie Edwards

    Super idea!!! Will keep the grandchildren quiet for a little while!! Might have to use Sharpies though!!

    May 18, 2015 at 9:10 am
  • Linda Reilly

    Great idea, good for kids as well xx

    May 18, 2015 at 12:12 pm
  • Hmmmmnnnn…looks really great! But I think I’ll be sticking to using up my cameras on my paper LOs:):)

    May 18, 2015 at 12:14 pm
  • jengd

    Cute idea and I actually like that it fades and you can start all over again.

    May 18, 2015 at 2:11 pm
  • love this idea and this is something my daughter wanted to do so we may be doing this at some point this week!

    May 18, 2015 at 3:24 pm
  • Emily

    This is an awesome idea! It would be perfect for gifts! Thanks for the idea.

    May 18, 2015 at 5:06 pm
  • Janet

    I love cameras so I would draw a camera mine! Love your’s.

    May 18, 2015 at 9:24 pm
  • I’ve used porcelain pens on mugs before with the boys. Individually designs mugs are great for gifts.

    May 18, 2015 at 9:56 pm
  • I like to save projects like this for the holidays so the boys have quick little projects to keep them amused.

    May 19, 2015 at 12:28 am
  • karenladd

    What an adorable way to create a personalized gift for someone special! I will have to remember to pull out my sharpie pens and get doodling!

    May 19, 2015 at 2:56 am
  • Great fun….well worth remembering for little gifts.

    May 19, 2015 at 2:29 pm
  • FUN mug idea! We only have a few mugs here as we’re not coffee or hot tea drinkers, but I can see using this idea for gifts in the future.

    May 19, 2015 at 3:07 pm
  • Annie

    This would be really cute on a set of egg cups as well :o)

    May 20, 2015 at 9:23 am
  • Frances

    I’ve never heard of porcelain pens. Need to make a whole set. Great project.

    May 21, 2015 at 8:45 pm
  • Cute camera mug!!! I’ve never tried a project like this… cute!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    May 23, 2015 at 10:24 pm
  • KT Fit Kitty

    Your mug is beautiful! I wish I could draw like that! I am especially loving the black and gold!

    May 24, 2015 at 3:36 am

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