Picture of For Santa Cookie Mug

For Santa Cookie Mug

Now you can offer up Santa his goodies all in one compact place! This cleverly designed mug is ready to hold his milk AND cookies so he’s sure not to miss them on Christmas Eve!

  1. Wipe mug with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Draw approximately 18 trees on contact paper. Cut out each using craft knife leaving the silhouettes.
  3. Measure approximately 1/2” down from top of cup. Run strip of tape under the marks.
  4. Measure 1¼” down from edge of tape and leave 1¼” space. Run another strip of tape below marks. 
  5. Run strip of tape around base of cup. Tape off 1¼” space and tape around mug.
  6. Brush 3 coats of Crab Apple to untaped areas including handle. Let dry. Remove tape.
  7. Trace multiple tree patterns on contact paper evenly spaced to fit around the mug. Cut out each tree with craft knife. Create one for top of mug and one for bottom. 
  8. Adhere tree stencils in the white strips around top and bottom of mug. Make sure edges are well sealed.
  9. Brush or sponge two good coats of Bright Kiwi in tree stencils. Let dry. Remove stencils.
  10. Make wavy lines using French Dimensions along the edges of the white strips and add dots between the trees. Let dry.
  11. Use Liner brush and Black to write “for Santa”. Let dry.
  12. Brush two coats Pure Brilliance to inside of mug and to the white strips with trees   Let dry. 
  13. Stilt mug and re-fire to cone 06. 
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Posted by Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.

What you need:


Miscellaneous:

  • Potter’s sponge
  • Container for water
  • Pencil
  • Foil or foam plate for paint palette
  • Craft knife
  • Adhesive-backed contact paper
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape, ¼”
  • Ruler