Temporary Tattoo DIY Star Wars Mug

on December 6, 2016

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I’m going to be honest here and tell you guys that I’m sitting here in a Darth Vader Onesie sipping hot cocoa. Because it is cold and I threw out my back. It could be worse right?

Did you know that you can use temporary tattoos for more than just your skin? Yep! Wonders never cease. This time, I’m going to show you how to use them on ceramics to create a cool dark side DIY Star Wars Mug…. because that’s how everyone likes their coffee right? Maybe not. Anyway!

And if you really need some cookies to dip into your mug… go ahead, make some wookie cookies!

Use temporary tattoos and alcohol inks to creat a one of a kind DIY Star Wars Mug. A fun and easy DIY for the coffee or tea loving Star Wars fan!

DIY Star Wars Mug
Time: 30 min + dry time
Cost: $15 or less (supplies can be used for other projects)
Light Side or Dark Side? Dark (for now)

What you’ll need:

Use temporary tattoos and alcohol inks to creat a one of a kind DIY Star Wars Mug. A fun and easy DIY for the coffee or tea loving Star Wars fan!
White Ceramic Mug
Ariondak Alcohol Inks
Rubbing alcohol (the higher the alcohol content the better)
2 Paintbrushes
2 small cups
Drinking Straw (optional)
Temporary Tattoos
Cotton pads
ModPodge Acrylic Spray Sealer (not pictured)

Use temporary tattoos and alcohol inks to creat a one of a kind DIY Star Wars Mug. A fun and easy DIY for the coffee or tea loving Star Wars fan!

Start by cleaning your mug with rubbing alcohol to get all of the dust and smudges off. Let it dry.

Use temporary tattoos and alcohol inks to creat a one of a kind DIY Star Wars Mug. A fun and easy DIY for the coffee or tea loving Star Wars fan!

Pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol into one small cup and a small amount of ink into another. With a paintbrush, lightly paint rubbing alcohol from the bottom to the lip on a section of the mug.

Use temporary tattoos and alcohol inks to creat a one of a kind DIY Star Wars Mug. A fun and easy DIY for the coffee or tea loving Star Wars fan!

Then, dip a second brush into the alcohol ink and lightly dab it around the bottom of the mug where you applied the alcohol. Just the bottom rim, and let it drip down. If you want a more smokey/watercolor look, use a straw and gently blow the ink around until you get the desired design. If you’re unhappy with the look, just wipe it off with some rubbing alcohol and start again.

Alcohol inks are pretty awesome. You just paint them on and all of these cool colors and textures come out as they run! They can be kinda messy, so please be careful as you’re painting them on.

Continue to do this around the entire bottom edge of the mug. Let it dry for 15 minutes.

Use temporary tattoos and alcohol inks to creat a one of a kind DIY Star Wars Mug. A fun and easy DIY for the coffee or tea loving Star Wars fan!

Apply temporary tattoos as instructed. Cut out the design you want on your mug, I chose Darth Vader of course, gently place it where you want and use a warm damp cotton pad to adhere it to the mug. Gently peel the paper backing off and allow it to dry.

Use temporary tattoos and alcohol inks to creat a one of a kind DIY Star Wars Mug. A fun and easy DIY for the coffee or tea loving Star Wars fan!

Use temporary tattoos and alcohol inks to creat a one of a kind DIY Star Wars Mug. A fun and easy DIY for the coffee or tea loving Star Wars fan!

Use temporary tattoos and alcohol inks to creat a one of a kind DIY Star Wars Mug. A fun and easy DIY for the coffee or tea loving Star Wars fan!

Once the mug is completely dry, flip it over onto a drop cloth and spray it down with ModPodge Acrylic Spray Sealant. Dry for 2 hours and spray again. Repeat this process for a total of 3 times then let it set for 24 to 48 hours. Gently wash with soap and water and your DIY Star Wars Mug is ready to use!

Use temporary tattoos and alcohol inks to creat a one of a kind DIY Star Wars Mug. A fun and easy DIY for the coffee or tea loving Star Wars fan!

So the real question is…. which will you choose? The wookie cookies? Or the dark?

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10 Comments

  • Reply shelley

    I would have never thought of this idea! I wish I was craftier than I am – I admire it in other people so much. Thanks for sharing this idea at Over the Moon. We look forward to seeing what you have to share with us next week as well!

    December 13, 2016 at 4:45 pm
    • Reply Chelsea

      Thanks! Love linking up with you guys!

      December 17, 2016 at 11:48 am
  • Reply Twochicksandamom/Donna

    What an awesome gift! We love Star Wars at my house…thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.

    December 22, 2016 at 5:09 pm
  • Reply Hil

    I never knew you could use a temporary tattoo on a mug! So cool!

    Thanks for sharing at #bloggerspotlight
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    January 1, 2017 at 6:53 pm
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  • Reply SC

    Will the sealant work with anything else besides temporary tattoos? Other adhesive products like scrapbook letters or something?

    February 12, 2017 at 1:03 pm
    • Reply Chelsea

      Honestly, I’m not sure as I’ve never tried it on anything else. I suppose it would. maybe if you mod podged them on really well before spraying?

      February 16, 2017 at 12:08 am
  • Reply From Junk 2 Jewels

    Are they dishwasher safe

    April 28, 2017 at 5:21 am
    • Reply Chelsea

      If you use Dishwasher Safe mod podge and cure it for the full 28 days (or in an oven) yes. Top rack only. If you use shellack or regular mod podge please only hand wash.

      April 29, 2017 at 9:02 am
  • Reply From Junk 2 Jewels

    Thanks ??

    May 10, 2017 at 10:11 am
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