Once upon a time when I lived in a land with normal weather I loved drinking hot chocolate and apple cider in the Fall 🙂 I have a thing for mugs so it all worked out perfectly. I’ve resisted doing this particular project because it’s still a thousand degrees outside and I’d rather do the Ice Bucket Challenge than drink hot chocolate.
But I finally gave in and made this mug.
I don’t know about you but sometimes when I’m shopping I come across a skirt or a painted rolling pin or a mug that I think “I could totally make this and save myself $100!” It happens a lot when I go to Anthropologie.
I went in there one time with Mr. Layland and we found these paper mache lemons meant to be arranged as a centerpiece. Not only could I do it but I bet our 5 year-old niece could have made those. So that’s when I finally thought, why not give it a go?
No, this is not a lovely lemon centerpiece — mostly because I don’t want a lemon centerpiece 🙂 I got the mug at Walmart for less than $2 and I got the Sharpies at Fry’s for $6.99. When your design is complete bake it in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees and the color should withstand hand washing. This is the Arboretum set at Anthropologie…I’m considering completing my copy cat set so keep a look out for that in a couple of weeks.
Now I can put all my time and energy into making a million cheap and adorable mugs. If you get one for Christmas…just forget I put the price on here – it’s really from Anthropologie and it cost me a fortune!
That’s life with Mr. Layland & Me!