Easy St. Patrick's Day Mug

5 Materials
2 Hours

With a mug and some paint, you can make these super cute and easy St. Patrick's Day mugs for your home.

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You'll need a mug of your choice. I found these mugs at Target. They were originally in the dollar section - 2 for $3 but they were on clearance for 50% off!

You also need

An alcohol pre-pad (or alcohol on a cottonball)

Apple Barrel Multi-Surface paint in the color True Green

A paint brush.

I washed my mug, and after it dried I rubbed the entire mug with the alcohol prep-pad to make sure it was free of all finger prints, dirt, and oils.

I put the paint onto a paper plate, dipped my finger in it, and then pushed the finger onto the mug.

I used 2 finger prints to make the shape of a heart, and did this 4 times to create the shape of a clover.

I then used my paint brush and made a stem for my clover.

I let the paint dry for 1 hour (as per the bottle instructions).

Following the instructions on the paint bottle -

  • I place the mug into a cold oven. I turned the oven on and set it to 350 degrees.
  • When the oven came to temperature I set the timer for 30 minutes.
  • After the 30 minutes were up, I turned off the oven and let the mug cool completely inside the oven.

The mug is ready and you can hand wash it or it can be washed on the top rack of your dishwasher. The best part is you can preserve fingerprints for years to come!

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