Celebrating Mug Mondays in February

I love mugs so much… It’s one of my favorite things to paint.  There are so many uses for them besides the obvious!  I love to decorate my painting table with mugs filled with brushes, markers, crayons and pencils.  Their perfect for a little herb garden on the window sill. And they’re the perfect gift! Who doesn’t love or have use for a mug?

Create It’s special for the month of February is Mug Mondays. Every Monday our entire selection of mugs is “Buy one Get one 1/2 off”  It’s a great deal, one for you & one for me. Enjoy these Valentine-themed ceramic mugs & we hope to see you in creating soon….

 

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Tutorial: Herringbone Mug

Supplies:

  • Bisque Mug
  • Black Underglaze Paint in a Funwriter Bottle

How to:

  1. Make sure your mug is clean and dry.
  2. Paint! I tried using a tiny brush, but it didn’t work very well. I found that squeezing the paint out of the funwriter bottle (bottle filled with paint and a tip attached to it)  worked best. It looks a little gloopy in places, but I really like the overall effect. If you mess up let it dry & scratch it off with a toothpick. The paint is completely food safe, so paint a fun color inside!
  3. Once you’ve finished your masterpiece hand it off to a staff assistant. They will glaze and fire it. When you come back to pick up your mug it will be food safe & ready to use.

 

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Handmade Valentine’s Day Ideas

It’s getting closer and closer to Valentine’s Day and we are running shorter and shorter on time! We know we want to paint a handmade ceramic gift for someone, but WHAT to paint and HOW FAST can I paint is the question! Everyone has use for kitchen items and you can personalize based on interests, favorite colors etc.  Here are a few examples to get your creativity started!

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5 Great Paint Your Own Pottery Ideas for Father’s Day

Father’s Day Paint Your Own Pottery Ideas

Are you still not sure what to get dad for Father’s Day? Father’s day this year falls on Sunday, June 21st. Get something for dad that he’ll absolutely love because it was personally made by you! Read more

12 Creative Ways To Paint Pottery Using Handprints

Paint Pottery Using Handprints

What better way to create memorable keepsakes than to paint pottery using handprints. It’s a great way to remember how small your kids were and to see how much they’ve grown over the years. Sometimes coming up with creative ways to paint pottery can be a difficult task, and incorporating handprints can make it even more difficult, so we’ve compiled this list from Instagram to help inspire you.

These 12 unique pieces were showcased by various paint your own pottery studios on Instagram. Each piece found a wonderful way to add a personal twist to using handprints with pottery painting.

 

1. Animal Prints from @colormeminevoorhees

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By @colormeminevoorhees

I spy a tiger, zebra, cheetah, and a giraffe. Definitely a wild bunch.

 

 

2. An Elephant or a Crab from @hjemoghjerte

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By @hjemoghjerte

 

3. Tool belt for Dad from @paintnstation

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By @paintnstation

The ruler edge is definitely a nice subtle touch to complete this. What a great piece to hang in Dad’s work area.

 

 

4. A Spaceship from @themudpiecompany

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By @themudpiecompany

 

5. Owls from @pots2go

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By @pots2go

 

6. Monkeys from @potstopknebworth

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By @potstopknebworth

 

7. Love from @bakedinbklyn

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By @bakedinbklyn

 

8. Frankenstein from @kilncreations

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By @kilncreations

 

9. Flower Garden from @colormeminevoorhees

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By @colormeminevoorhees

 

10. Single Flower from @brushwithart

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By @brushwithart

 

11. A Heart from @paintapot1

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By @paintapot1

 

12. A Tree from @createitceramics

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By @createitceramics

This last piece is of an apple tree with a grandmother’s grandchildren using both handprints and footprints.

 

 

We hope this list has been helpful for your next project. Be sure to check our blog often for new ideas and inspirations.

5 Beautiful Paint Your Own Pottery Mug Creations from Instagram

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Deciding On a Paint Your Own Pottery Mug Can Be a Difficult Decision.

A paint your own pottery mug is one of the most popular pieces to make at a paint your own pottery studio. At Create It, we love seeing what others around the world are painting on their mugs through Instagram. We’ve put together a list of our favorite paint your own pottery mug designs for this month for you to check out and be inspired.

 

1. Tree etching by @hjemoghjerte

Here’s a very romantic, yet subtle, mug to paint for a loved one.

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Initial etching on a tree by @hjemoghjerte

2. Beymax by @pastel_mio

Who doesn’t love Beymax? We should all have a Beymax mug.

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Beymax mugs by @pastel_mio

 

3. Emmet from The Lego Movie by @cmmreddeer

Emmet is either shocked you’re going to drink out of him or he’s spotted Lord Business!

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The Lego Movie by @cmmreddeer

 

4. Birds on a wire by @prismstudio15

Gorgeous silhouettes of birds hanging out on a wire.

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Birds on a wire by @prismstudio15

 

5. Simple elephant by @allfiredupintusk

This painting of an elephant’s tush is adorable!

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Simple elephant by @allfiredupintusk

 

We hope you’ve enjoyed this list and have found some inspiration for your next paint your own pottery mug! Be sure to follow us on Instagram @createitceramics.

Want To Make An Amazing Mother’s Day Gift?

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Mother’s Day Gift Idea

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift to get your mother for Mother’s Day? Drop by our studio and follow this tutorial on how to make a wonderful and unique gift. Use your fingerprints to create the petals of a bouquet and include a heartfelt message to show how much your mother means to you this Mother’s Day.

Supplies Needed

  • Brushes
  • Fun Writers
  • Paint
  • Bisque

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Step 1 – Draw An Outline.

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Step 2 – Use Fingerprints As Flower Petals.

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Step 3 – Add The Leaves And Stems.

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Step 4 – Outline Accents To Create Depth.

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Step 5 – Add A Message And It’s Ready To Fire.

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Step 6 – Now You Have An Amazing Mother’s Day Gift!

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Learn more about our firing process here.

4 Easy Steps On How To Paint Pottery

How To Paint Pottery

1. Choose your bisque.

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2. Pick your paint colors.  All of our paints are water-based so they are easy to clean up and won’t stain clothing. We recommend three coats of each color of paint. We also have special glazes, matte paints and cool techniques if you’re interested in something a little different. All glazes are 100% non-toxic and washable, so smocks are not needed.

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3. Leave your finished piece with us, we will glaze & fire it.

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4. We’ll give you a call in 7 days when it’s ready for pick up. After firing, your finished piece will be completely food safe and functional. To preserve your piece for years to come, we recommend hand washing.

 

For more info: http://createitceramics.com/how-it-works/