It’s March 1st and that can only mean one thing: It’s time to start crafting for St. Patrick’s Day! As promised on Sunday, here is the first green craft for the year. These DIY custom beer mugs for St Patrick’s Day are easy to make and the perfect home for your green beer this year.
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This month I’m trying out a new fun blog hop. Every month we are given a craft medium and we have to create a DIY project with it. You know how much I love a challenge and this month is Mod Podge! Of course, that is the perfect excuse to pull out the glitter.
These DIY custom beer mugs for St. Patrick’s Day are full of sparkle and fun, perfect for any celebration. No worries if you’re not a beer drinker. They can totally be filled with whatever you want, like this family-friendly Lucky Lime Punch Recipe!
Even better, these babies are dishwasher safe on the top rack after they are fully cured. The wait time is the worst part of this project but the end result is so worth it. Not to mention, it’s a super easy craft to actually make.
Custom Beer Mugs Materials
- 2 Small Clear Glass Steins
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Cotton Balls
- Shamrock Stickers (The shamrock in this project is about an 1 1/2 inch wide)
- Green Glitter
- Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe
- Painters Tape
- 2 Sheets of Construction Paper
First, clean your mugs with rubbing alcohol as recommended on the Mod Podge instructions.
Next, add a strip of blue painter’s tape to the top of one of your clear glass steins. It should be at least 2 inches wide from the lip of the stein.
Now, attach one of your shamrock stickers to the front of the glass stein. Be sure to press it down firmly to ensure it is nicely adhered to the glass.
Then cover your clear glass stein in a layer of Mod Podge. Do not cover the handle.
Before adding glitter, place a piece of construction paper on your work surface. This protects the surface and also makes it easy to return excess glitter to the container.
Next, generously coat with green glitter. Shake off the excess as needed and return the excess to your container when you finish.
If needed, touch up any areas that need additional glitter. You want a nice even coat on your stein.
Then carefully remove the shamrock sticker and painters tape from your stein. Touch up any areas where the Mod Podge seeped under the tape or sticker.
Set your stein to the side and allow to dry for 2-3 hours.
Next, cut the shamrock sticker outline out of your sticker sheet.
Carefully place the shamrock outline on your glass stein, again firmly press the edges to ensure they are stuck to the glass.
Because the edges on the shamrock outline are so thin, press painters tape around them.
Now, add a coat of Mod Podge to the shamrock.
Again, place a piece of construction paper under the stein and cover the shamrock in a generous coat of green glitter.
Then carefully remove the painters tape and shamrock sticker outline.
As before, touch up any areas where the Mod Podge seeped under.
Now set your stein aside and allow to dry for 2-3 hours.
After your steins are dry, add another coat of Mod Podge to each. Take care to only cover the glittery areas.
Again, allow the steins to dry another 2-3 hours.
Repeat steps 18 and 19 two more times. Make sure you allow each coat to dry before adding the next.
Lastly, allow your steins to cure for 28 days. Once they are cured, they are dishwasher safe on the top rack.
I’m totally in love with how these DIY custom beer mugs for St. Patrick’s Day turned out! They are glittery, pretty, and green… everything you want for a fun holiday. Share one with a girlfriend or give one to hubs to use (I recommend keeping the extra glittery one for yourself because, shiny). Either way, you’ll love sipping your favorite festive drink out of this DIY creation.
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Bring on the Crafts — A Craft & DIY Blog Hop
On the first Wednesday of each month, a group of DIY and crafty bloggers join forces. Together with hosts Marie from The Inspiration Vault and Habiba from Craftify My Love, they bring you the #BringontheCrafts blog hop. Each blogger creates a fun craft or DIY project to share that follows a monthly materials theme. March’s theme is Mod Podge! Each blogger chooses their own craft to make as long as they love it and it uses Mod Podge in the project.
Our March Co-hosts
Join in on the fun! If you’d like to participate next month, you can request to join our Bring on the Crafts Facebook Group. Next month’s theme is Flowers!
Not a blogger, but a creative mind none the less!? Don’t worry, Share your awesome creations in our Craft Cult Facebook Group. This is also a great place to ask craft & DIY related questions and find inspiration for your next project.
Now let’s see all of those amazing Craft and DIY Projects!