Oh oh oooh! I’m so in love with how these mugs turned out!!
Today we partnered with our pals at Keurig® to add a little fun to your morning cup o’ jo with these 3D graphic clay mugs! I already told you we’ve been enjoying The Original Donut Shop® Coffee on the weekends at home, but we needed some in the studio too, so that’s where these mugs have been living to serve their ultimate purpose! 😉 With all of our commutes seemingly getting longer each day (What gives, LA!?), a mug covered in tiny rainbows and filled with the team’s new fave brew is VERY welcome once we finally arrive! I really love the texture and dimension the 3D aspect gives to these, puts a new spin on a patterned mug and I am into it.
I’ve been joking with Samantha forever that I’m going to buy her a new mug because her travel one is always leaking. She’s happily snagged one of these and jumped on The Donut Shop Coffee® train with the rest of us! (Did you know it’s the #1 selling K-Cup Pods® in the US!?) I bet you could even make a donut version of these mugs if you wanted to go all out… Ok, tutorial time!
DIY 3D Graphic Clay Mugs
Total Time: 1 Hour (+ Dry Time)
Polymer Clay in Desired Colors
For the bananas:
1. Knead a ball of yellow clay in your hands to make it easier to work with.
2. Use your thumb and pointer finger to roll a small piece of clay into a crescent moon shape.
3. Repeat until you have enough bananas to cover your mug.
For the rainbows:
1. Knead three balls of different colored clay in your hands to make it easier to work with.
2. Pull a small piece off one of the balls of clay and use your hands and a flat surface (like a table or cutting board) to roll it into a snake shape.
3. Repeat with the other two colors.
4. Place the three snakes next to eachother and curve them to form a rainbow shape.
5. Use a craft knife to trim the ends so they are flat.
6. Repeat until you have enough rainbows to cover your mug.
For the ice cream cones:
1. Knead a ball of brown clay and pink (or other ice cream color) clay in your hands to make it easier to work with.
2. Pull a small piece of brown clay off and use your thumb and pointer finger to form it into a triangle cone shape.
3. Pull a small piece of the ice cream color clay off and use your hands and a flat surface to roll it into a snake shape.
4. Curl the snake shape onto itself, forming a "swirl."
5. Stick it on top of the cone you made previously.
6. Repeat until you have enough ice cream cones to cover your mug.
For all mugs:
1. Lightly press the clay pieces you made onto the mug as desired. Be sure to leave about one inch at the top clear for sipping!
2. Bake the mugs, with the polymer clay on it, at 275 for approximately 10 minutes. Time will vary depending on the thickness of the clay and your oven. Follow the instructions that come with your clay!
3. Let cool completely.
4. Pop the pieces off of your mug, one at a time, and glue them back on with a tiny bit of ceramic glue.
These mugs are hand wash only!
Photos by Jeff Mindell
Now ya know! If you need an extra bit of pick-me-up on your work mornings, you’re gonna need one of these mugs! Which one is your fave!?