DIY Gold Polka Dot Mugs {& Apple Cider Recipe}

DIY Gold Polka Dot Mug

H i friends, Michaela here again sharing a Fall DIY project. Like Melissa, I’m head-over-heels for anything Fall. I’m especially excited to get out my boots, sweaters, and puffy jackets for the new crisp weather!

DIY polka dot tea cups

One of my favorite things to do in this season is light some delicious smelling candles and cozy up with a cup of tea, cider or hot cocoa on the sofa. Whether I’m reading, blogging or watching a movie, having a warm cup of something soothes the soul.  If the tea cup I was drinking my yummy goodness from had gold polka dots on it, it’d just be an added bonus!

So, let’s do just that today.

how to paint a mug

Materials:

White mugs (I got mine from Target), Martha Stewart Crafts glass paint, circular sponge brushes, oven.

Directions:

Clean your cup and saucer.

Stamp on your polka dots.

Cook your cup and saucer in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees on the top rack.

Let sit for 24 hours, then wash in the dishwasher.

how to paint a mug with gold polka dots

How to paint a mug with polka dots

hot apple cider recipe

diy hot cider recipe

I could see these Kate-Spade-inspired mugs being used as hostess or birthday gifts or a fun DIY project for kids (or adults!) on a rainy day.  Of course the paint comes in a variety of colors, so your options are endless. I’m still on the gold kick :) Who’s with me?

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If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to test out your cute new tea cup immediately after it’s done.

Try a simple apple cider recipe, like the one I used above!

Apple Cider Recipe:

Heat Martinelli’s apple juice (or your favorite brand) over the stove. Snap two cinnamon sticks in half and throw it in your pot to flavor the cider. Sprinkle in some allspice, a few cloves, and an orange peel cut into strips. Once hot, pour into your new mug and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

how to paint a mug with gold polka dots

31 days of falling for fall series

Enjoy & Happy October!

michaela the inspired room

***Have you been keeping up with my 6th annual 31 Days of Falling for Fall series?***

Day OneDay TwoDay ThreeDay FourDay FiveDay SixDay SevenDay EightDay NineDay TenDay ElevenDay TwelveDay ThirteenDay Fourteen,Day FifteenDay SixteenDay SeventeenDay EighteenDay NineteenDay Twenty, Day Twenty-One, Today is Day Twenty-Two!

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Simple Fall Centerpiece {Use What You Have}

Simple and organic Fall table centerpiece

I picked up some beautiful organic pears at a local market this week. I love looking through the produce aisle at a really nice market. I don’t really like to grocery shop, but somehow looking at all the fruit and vegetables is fun for me! Not only are they good for you, they are so pretty!

But before we eat these delectable pears, I thought I’d play around with a simple Fall centerpiece.

I love making centerpieces in wreaths (see the simple Fall wreath I made last year) but this time I thought maybe it would be fun to set up a centerpiece on this beautiful wood cutting board (via Boxwood Furnishings). I love to use what I have!

easy fall centerpiece

Nothing fancy or fussy, just pretty. And this kind of centerpiece is not too tall for conversation at the table!

easy fall centerpiece

Best of all, when we get hungry for a little snack, we just reach over, grab a pear and take a bite.

Go ahead and say it. It’s brilliant. Heh heh heh.

What’s on your dining room table right now?

31 days of falling for fall series

***Have you been keeping up with my 6th annual 31 Days of Falling for Fall series***

Day OneDay TwoDay ThreeDay FourDay FiveDay SixDay SevenDay EightDay NineDay TenDay ElevenDay TwelveDay ThirteenDay Fourteen,Day FifteenDay SixteenDay SeventeenDay EighteenDay Nineteen, Day Twenty, Today is Day 21!

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Fallifying the Front Porch, Part Two

fall porch

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autumn porch

N ow that October is in full swing (YAY!), I added pumpkins to the porch and moved a few things around for the season! I don’t do much themed seasonal decor, but little bits of Fall (like the purple mums and pumpkins!) make my porch feel more lively and cheerful. A welcoming front porch is one of the things I love most about Fall at home! {see the first post in my list of things I love about Fall at home}

What’s your favorite thing about your front porch this Fall?

 

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31 days of falling for fall series

***Catch up with my 6th annual 31 Days of Falling for Fall series***

Day OneDay TwoDay ThreeDay FourDay FiveDay SixDay SevenDay EightDay NineDay TenDay ElevenDay TwelveDay ThirteenDay Fourteen,Day FifteenDay SixteenDay SeventeenDay Eighteen, Day Nineteen, Today is Day Twenty!

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Fall Peacock Wreath

Front Door Makeover

My Cheery Front Entry

Fall Front Porch, Part One

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