Picture of Wonderfully Wintery Sweater Mugs

Wonderfully Wintery Sweater Mugs

There’s nothing more comforting in winter than to settle down with a warm beverage. Whether it’s coffee, tea or cocoa, serve it up in one of these cozy mugs with matching sweaters! You’ll feed your creativity and make a go-to cups for cold days and nights.

For best results, please read all instructions before beginning project. Refer to photo for color and design placement.

  1. Wipe all mugs with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. COZY SWEATER 20 OZ. MUG:  Brush three coats of Frozen to inside mug.  Let dry.
  3. Using No. 10 brush, apply a thorough coat of Frozen to the textured area of mug. 
  4. While paint is slightly wet, wipe across with sponge to remove upper layers of paint leaving paint in the recessed textured areas. Let dry.
  5. Brush three coats of Marshmallow Crème to upper and bottom areas of mug.  Let dry.
  6. Brush three coats Frozen to handle. Let dry.
  7. Stilt mug on kiln shelf and fire to cone 06.
  8. COZY SWEATER BOWL:  Brush three coats of Marshmallow Crème to inside bowl. Let dry.
  9. Brush Indigo on both sides of braided knit pattern. While damp, wipe back to antique. Let dry.
  10. Brush three coats Frozen to remaining bowl. Let dry.
  11. Stilt on kiln shelf and fire to cone 06.
  12. COZY SWEATER TUMBLER:  Pour some Frozen inside tumbler, roll around to coat sides and pour out remaining paint in clean container.
  13. Using No. 10 Round, paint the braided knit designs around tumbler with Indigo making sure paint goes into the textured crevices. 
  14. Use sponge to wipe back paint leaving the paint remaining in the crevices.
  15. Brush Frozen over remaining areas of tumbler. 
  16. Wipe back the two thin stripes between the knit and brush over with a coat of Marshmallow Crème. Let dry.
  17. Stilt tumbler and fire to cone 06.
  18. COZY SWEATER MUG: Brush three good coats Frozen to entire mug including inside. Let dry.
  19. Stilt and 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:


  • Potter's sponge
  • Container for water
  • Clean disposable container
  • Clean plate for paint palette