One of my IRL (in real life) friends, Emily, is joining Mes Amies today to share a darling DIY tutorial for brides. You might remember I mentioned Emily before in reference to the Pretty Preppy Bridal Shower we threw for her! And hers was the wedding that took us to New England last June, where she was married in the quintessential white country church. I’ll let Emily take it from here with her tutorial for DIY Gold Monogram Mugs!
(Emily) I had just over six months during a very busy season at work during which to plan my wedding from long-distance, so I had to be strategic about how much DIY I wanted to assign myself. However, one of my top priorities was to add personal touches to the wedding that told family and friends about our love story and each other.
I came across these Glammed Up Coffee Mugs on Pinterest and knew immediately this was a simple DIY I could tackle which just so happened to incorporate the gold polka dot motif I was using on my invitations and wedding decor.
My husband and I had our first date at a coffee shop, and I thought coffee mugs would be a cute way to announce our wedding date.
One snowy winter afternoon I enlisted my fiancé to help me make our engagement shoot photo props. (He didn’t protest too much!)
First, I had to hunt down matching white mugs. I searched multiple dollar stores, but none had mugs in quite the right shape or color. Thank goodness for Bed, Bath, & Beyond coupons!
I dug out some letter and number stickers for our stencils and affixed them to the mugs. I even re-purposed some old Valentine stickers I had in my craft stash.
Next, I put my fiancé to work using a gold paint pen (I got mine from Michaels – again, used a coupon!) to make dots along the outline of the stickers.
After adding a few more dots of my own and removing the stickers, we followed the directions of The DIY Playbook [a DIY blog Amye also j’adores!] and baked the mugs at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
And the final product was a fun prop for our engagement photo shoot! Now, months after our wedding, I love seeing these mugs in my cabinet as a sweet reminder of my time as a bride-to-be.
Photo credit: Rachel Halsey Photography
Thanks for this DIY Wedding tutorial, Emily! I have been meaning to clean out our stash of mismatched mugs collected over the years, and this easy DIY project might be just the motivation I needed.
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