The finished product.
I don't think any thrift store in America can be complete without one of these cups. It says "You asked for half a cup of coffee.So snarky. I love it.
But this particular cup caught my eye for another reason. How perfect would this be, I thought, to hold pens and pencils on the refrigerator so I can find them when I need them? Very perfect.
So here's what I started with:
(For the full tutorial with pictures, please visit http://favorthebrave.blogspot.com/2011/08/cup-half-full-magnetic-pencil-holder.html
Paintbrush (for applying the Mod Podge)
Banner (from a scrapbooking set)
Not Pictured: magnets and E6000 glue to affix the magnets, gold paint
I started by cutting the scrapbooking paper into strips to mod podge onto the mug.
Then I began mod podging the strips onto the mug, applying the glue to the mug and then also paint over the strips. I cut the bottom of the strips that wrapped over the curve of the cup about every 1/3 inch so that they would wrap around the mug more smoothly. I did the same thing around the handle, carefully cutting the paper often to wrap around the curve.
Then I added the music and quote on top with more Mod Podge.
After all that dried I used the E6000 to glue on the buttons, and after that dried I glued the magnets on the back.
After everything dried I used the gold paint to add some embellishments and paint the top rim of the mug to disguise the seam between the scrapbooking paper and the mug and give it a finished look.
You could easily adapt this tutorial to use a regular mug as a pencil holder for your desk as well, especially if your thift store is out of its yearly allotment of snarky mugs.
If you make it, I want to see it!