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Photo Mug
Designed by Sandy Laipply


When you see the “helping hand” symbol on a project, it means you may need adult supervision to do the project. Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic. Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!

Main supplies:

  • Precious Mug Perma-Coat Porcelain Kit ™
  • 20 gauge plastic coated wire in colors of choice
  • Styrofoam™ mug insert
  • Moss
  • Plastic serrated knife
  • Photos, cards, etc. of choice
  • Pony Beads

Basic Supplies:

  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Wire cutters
  • Elmer’s® Glue-All
  • Cutting Mat
  • Paper towel



  1. Wipe mug with a paper towel. Draw desired design with the markers included in the kit. Let dry 10 minutes.
  2. Have an adult use the knife to cut 1 inch from the foam insert. Place the foam in the mug. Cover the top with the moss. Use a little glue to secure the moss in place.
  3. Cut pieces of wire from 6 – 18 inches long.  Wrap wire around your finger 3 times. Add some pony beads if you like. Remove from finger.  Bend stem as desired.  Insert in foam in mug.  Repeat with 5-7 additional wires to make a bouquet in the mug.  Vary the height of the wires.
  4. Insert photos, cards, etc. in wire holders.

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