Hello Oak & Oats readers! I’m Beka and I’m so happy to be over here on Elizabeth’s blog. Elizabeth is not only an awesome blogger but is great at building community and I’m thankful to be a part of it today.
I write a little blog called Sunshine to the Square Inch. I started blogging so my family and friends could keep up with me as I lived and taught in South Korea for a year. After teaching for a year I came back home (February of 2013), got married the next month and moved to a small town. It was one of the biggest changes I have been through but I wouldn’t change a thing. Honestly, blogging has helped me adjust to life in a small town and I have really enjoyed the connections I have made through it.
Long before I was married, Valentine’s Day happened to be my favorite holiday (and probably still is). I’d host a party for all us single girls, buy myself an outfit and go all out. I love that we can celebrate love all month long.
Today, I’m going to share with you a quick DIY Valentine mug that you can make. It’s super simple and fun.
For the mug you will need:
*oil based sharpies – You can use regular sharpies but the color will wear off.
*mug – oven safe mug
*alphabet stencils – this is optional
Step 1 – draw a dotted heart with the silver sharpie
Step 2 – continue drawing dotted hearts inside the bigger heart. Then draw a small red heart.
Step 3 – Draw a red dotted line from the inside of the silver heart all the way around the mug. I viewed the red dotted line as a reminder that love is what ties us together.
Step 4 – You can either hand draw or you can get stencils. I can’t hand draw letters very pretty so I opted for the stencils. Place the stencils where you want and fill it in with the Sharpie.
Step 5 – Put the cups in a non-heated oven and turn it on to 350 degrees. Set the timer for 30 minutes. You want the glass to heat up slowly so it won’t crack.