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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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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.

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.