Yes, in theory, winter should be drawing to a close – and our hands should be warming up along with the temperatures. But for many of us, icy days are probably going to continue through March while Mother Nature figures things out. Besides, I’ve found that sometimes I’m actually colder in that time between Winter and Spring – when the cold, wet, rainy air goes deeper into my bones!
One of my quickie methods for keeping warm (and believe me, as a gal who is always cold, I have many little cheats), is always having a mug – filled with tea, coffee, or hot cocoa – of some sort close at hand. Sure, it warms you up on the inside, but clutching a cozy mug is great for warming rosy little noses and fingers too! So let’s dress up our drinks with some DIY magic, shall we?
Tea Party Set
see tutorial at Small for Big
My daughter and I love a good tea party – so I finally turned our favorite set of espresso mugs into the perfect sized tea party set to share. It’s a super quick project!
Glitter Dipped Coffee Mug
see tutorial at White House Black Shutters
Sometimes I’m a little embarrassed to admit just how pretty glitter can be. When it’s used in a modern way, and in small areas like this coffee mug, it’s such a day brightener! And apparently, the finish used in this tutorial is even dishwasher safe. Seriously.
see tutorial at Poppytalk
Would you believe this amazing marbleized watercolor finish is created with nail polish? Just think of all the color possibilities! This one is definitely on my to-do list.
Happy Mood Mugs
see tutorial at Le Blog Dartlex
I love unexpected surprises like these faces on the bottom of a mug! The tutorial itself is in French, but between Google Translate and the step-by-step photos, I think you’ll get the gist.
Felt Coffee Cozies
see tutorial at The Purl Bee
Ah yes! To keep the warmth going a little longer, a felt mug wrap is the perfect solution – plus it keeps your hands warm without burning in those first blissful moments of hot tea or coffee!
Pictured at top: Tissue Paper Watercolor Mug, see tutorial at I Spy DIY.