Some people in your life make gift giving very difficult. You know how it is, you walk from store to store and still come up empty handed. You want something showing how much you appreciate that special person without spending a lot of money. This personalized blinged out coffee mug is easy to make and is perfect for that one person on your list.
The Best Reason to Give A Personalized Gift
Generally, any gift is a thoughtful expression, but a personalized one expresses so much more. Here are our top reasons for giving a personalized keepsake.
1. Strengthens the Connection with Your Recipient
Who doesn’t love a personalized, handmade gift? Moreover, your recipient will feel special and loved when something has their name or initial on it.
2. Your Gift Is Unique
Personalization adds uniqueness to the item. Your gift will become a treasured keepsake.
3. Suites Any Occasion
You can give a personalized gift to anyone for any occasion. They make the perfect universal present.
Rhinestones Are Perfect for Personalization
Rhinestones add a touch of luxury and glamor to whatever item you choose to bling out. Plus, you can glue rhinestones to virtually any item. Clothing, coffee mugs, shoes, pocketbooks, and sunglasses are just a few of the many things you can bling.
Typically, smaller rhinestone sizes work better for making initials. You may want to try using rhinestone sizes from 6ss to 12ss. If you’re not used to working with rhinestones, you probably should use the larger 12ss size. Sometimes, beginners find tiny rhinestones harder to glue.
Instructions to Make a Blinged Out Coffee Mug
Generally, creating a blinged out coffee mug is an easy process. As with any rhinestone project, the secret is in the gluing method. Always check your adhesive to make sure it’s suitable for creating a strong bond to your material.
Many crafters don’t like to use E6000 because of the potential toxicity of breathing in fumes when gluing. However, when used correctly, this glue is strong enough to keep rhinestones in place through repeated washings. You may want to try a 2-part epoxy instead.
Finally, this type of rhinestone project requires hand washing only to keep the rhinestones intact.
For this project I used:
1 coffee mug
12ss Crystal Rhinestones
Wax tipped tool
I usually find it easier to keep to my pattern with guidelines. Thus, I like to use chalk to create my framework because you can easily remove it. Plus, you can easily change the size or font when using erasable guidelines. So, begin by drawing the letter on your mug with a ruler and a piece of chalk.
After you’ve chalked in your letter you are ready to start gluing. Place a drop of glue about the size of the rhinestone on your chalk guideline. Pick up a rhinestone using the wax tipped tool and gently press down into the glue drop. A very small amount of glue should seep from the edge of the rhinestone. This creates a seal to keep the embellishment from peeling off when washing.
Then, continue gluing in this manner until the letter is complete. When you’re finished, let your project dry for 24 hours.
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Expensive looking and personalized, a blinged out coffee mug makes the perfect gift. However, purchasing rhinestones may not seem so easy. You’ll find many online stores selling many types of rhinestones at different prices.
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I have been adding bling for over 20 years. Through my projects, I hope you find inspiration.