Spring is coming soon and our March Challenge Theme is Floral. When I heard the word floral, I couldn’t help myself to paint some flowers. Then, I saw a DIY Painted Mug at Pinterest, it was inspiring me to make a DIY Painted Upcycled Mug. I think it’s a perfect decoration for Spring by painting some floral pattern to an old mug that I can use for multi-purpose holder. And for my floral pattern, I painted pink tulips. But before I share with you steps on how I painted the mug, let me explain a bit about The Sustainable Pinterest Challenge.

The Pinterest Challenge has had a bit of a reboot for 2022 and is now the Sustainable Pinterest Challenge. Each month I join a group of creative bloggers and we select a pin or two to we feel inspired by and give it a go. Starting in January 2022 the Pinterest Challenge has a sustainable, eco friendly twist to it. All the projects shared will have something about them that involves recycling, upcycling, a general ethos of reducing waste and using what we have. It’s not about beating ourselves with a stick, it’s just about giving thought to how we can make small changes in our lives just a little more sustainable and reduce our impact on the environment.

Last month’s theme challenge was “From The Kitchen” and I made an Upcycled Valentine Wall Decoration. For this month theme “Floral” and of course a sustainable as a base to any of our challenge projects, I make used of my old mug and turned it into a multipurpose holder. Can even be used as a vase. I painted some pink tulips in vertical way along bottom of the mug. I think it’s a great composition. For the colors, I prefers a vintage look, that’s why I painted pink tulips against blue background. As the picture shown, I filled in the tulip painted mug with ribbon roses that I like to make in my spare time.

Things To Prepare

For this floral repurposing project, any old mug will do. And for the flowers, you can paint any type of a single flower like a tulip. Anyway, let’s see what I use to make this PaintedUpcycled Mug in tulips:

  • Red acrylic paint
  • Green acryic paint
  • White acrylic paint
  • Blue spray paint
  • An old mug

How To Make

It’s a painting works indeed, but for those who has trouble with painting, you can use stickers of tulips to replace my tulip painting on the mug. Now, gather all the supplies which I’ve mentioned above and follow these easy steps on how to make DIY Painted Upcycled Mug :

1 . Take the old mug and clean it. Let it dry. Then you can paint it with blue spray paint. Leave it to dry.

2. I painted pink tulips so I use red and white acrylic paint to make several shades of pink and also mix the green with white to get a beautiful green gradation for the stem and leaves.

3 .Paint the tulip buds first with the light pink and followed with white and darker pink for shading.

4. Paint the stem which followed by the leaves in darker green. And you are finished with the tulip floral mug!

Now let’s take a look at what the other Sustainable Pinterest Challenge participants have made for their “Floral” challenge.

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Julie | Sum of their Stories

Gail | Purple Hues and Me

Terri | Terri Steffes

Ann| The Apple Street Cottage

T’onna | Sew Crafty Crochet

Julie | Treasures Made From Yarn

Lydia | Life Beyond the Kitchen

Allyson | Southern Sunflowers

Mel | Decor Craft Design

Donna | Modern on Monticello

Linda | Crafts a la mode

Niki | Life as a LEO Wife

Floral Bag Upcycle with Upholstery Fabric

Upcycled Newspaper Flowers Wreath

DIY Painted Upcycled Mug

Bike Wheel Wreath

Wine Box Flower Arrangement

Denim Flowers Two Ways

Crochet Flower Facial Scrubbies

Watercolor Floral Bookmarks

DIY Door Hanger Craft Idea

Crochet Flowers

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Posted by:mel

10 replies on “DIY Painted Upcycled Mug

  1. What a neat idea to turn an old mug into a holder for this or that – that’s the best way for me to describe it! I love that you painted it with tulip flowers! A lovely way to welcome Spring!

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