Almost all of the birthdays in our family come in February and March, which means after a few weeks of recuperating from Christmas I need to get back in the game figuring out what I want to make everyone for their birthdays!
I saw a whole bunch of mugs embellished with polymer clay on Pinterest and first wondered if the polymer clay would stick once cooked onto the mug and two what I could add to the mugs for each person.
This is the first of the 3 or 4 mugs I am making for birthday gifts. I got all my mugs at the dollar store and already have a stash of polymer clay, so this gifts requires nothing else from me other than creativity!
Note: I am still deciding if they need a coat of varethane to give them a bit of shine or not lol!
I started out with some dollar store mugs and my polymer clay.
To make the Minnie mouse shape, I rolled out 3 balls, one slightly larger than the other two.
I rolled these out flat, using a fondant roller I bought specifically for use with my polymer clay. I also rolled out a ball of red clay to the same size as the bigger ball and cut it in half.
I attached first the black circles to the mug to form the head of Minnie mouse and then placed the half red circle over the large black circle.
I made a small white and red “log” to use as a divider between the black and red of the large ball and then added a little bowl out of clay to the mug.
I added some white polka dots to the red half circle….
And then finished the mug with some red polka dots and red/white marbled hearts before baking it in a 250 degree oven for an hour, until hardened. So far the clay seems to be sticking really well to the mugs…. thankfully!