Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Coffee Mug Wall Art

Bought these super cute coffee mugs, $1 each brand new! Heavy stoneware with an awesome iridescent glaze, almost reminds me of carnival glass. Anyhoo....guess who broke one? I was soooooo ticked. Almost tossed the mug, but then noticed how it almost broke in perfect halves.
Hmmmmmm....so, I made art out of it!
Spray painted a frame, not well I might add. Then grabbed some coordinating scrapbook paper and Mod Podged it to the outer portion of the mat. Left the inner part alone, and then I hot glued the mug directly to the wooden frame backer. I liked the texture and rustic finish on the backer board a lot, think it adds some dimension. I'm so happy I didn't toss the mug!
I'm linking up to Kimba's DIY Tuesday (again!): http://asoftplace.net/
P.S. Forgive my horrible photos, camera wan't cooperating at all today!


  1. This is a useful idea, and such relief that now one need not toss away lovely mugs if broken. I break a cup almost every day..now I know what to do with them!

  2. This is a great way to utilize something that might otherwise be thrown away. Very creative.


  3. That is an idea worth stealing! Now, if I could only get my dropped mugs to break in the right place.

  4. Great idea! You could probably mimic this with a fun find at Goodwill!

  5. How cool. What a great use of a big bummer-I'll keep this in mind next time I have a mug disaster! (hopefully that won't be soon, but with three kids and accident prone me, you never know!)


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