Bubble Mug –
I’ve been in such a bubbly mood lately, lucky readers,
it must be all this sun. So I wanted to share a happy project to spread some of that good juju. I had a bunch of clay left over after making some ergonomic crochet hooks, so this happened.
I hope drinking from this mug this puts you in the mood for apres-work happy hour, ice cream sundaes, cool early morning runs…all of the happy things that summer is meant for.
Sculpey oven bake clay – 3 colors
- I used .25 ounces of each (1/8th of the common 2 oz packs)
- For reference, I used the following colors: teal pearl (blue), purple, and Granny Smith (green)
Mod Podge dishwasher safe gloss
mug – I picked up a simple white one from Home Goods for less than $3.00
roll clay into tiny balls sizing from 1/4″ to 1/8″
bake on a sheet pan covered with aluminum foil per the clay directions: 15 min at 275˚C
clean the handle of the mug with rubbing alcohol, allow to air dry
Use paint brush to apply some Mod Podge to the top of the mug handle, afix clay balls randomly per color and size. I had to do this in multiple sections at a time to make sure that none of the pieces fell off during drying. Make sure you fill in any blank spaces, stacking to add some dimensionality so that it looks filled in.
according to directions, allow to cure for 28 days. I’d say don’t put the mug in the dishwasher for this time. But feel free to gently hand wash until then!!