Thursday, February 14, 2013

Heart Painted Ceramic Tea Cups

Happy Valentine's Day! I love tea cups, if only for their dainty presence. I am a coffee drinker through and through so I often find myself drinking my morning java out of a tea cup to just pretty up the experience.  You might have seen these tea cups in my post for Rich Hot Chocolate - well,  I painted them to make them more Valentine's Day appropriate.  This is an incredibly simple project and the possibilities are limitless, plus this DIY is very inexpensive.  I picked up both the tea cups and saucers at a vintage store for less than five-dollars.  Continue for instructions...

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Elements Needed:
Vintage Ceramic or Porcelain Tea Cups and Saucers
Porcelain Paint Marker, (I used Pebeo Vitrea 160 Paint Marker in Pink)

Instructions:  Draw design onto tea cups and saucers. Allow for paint to set for 24 hours.  Once it has set, follow baking instructions indicated on porcelain paint. I baked mine for 40 minutes at 325 degrees.
 *All photographs by Alison 


  1. how sweet! yes I remember the cup! happy valentine's day Alison!! xo

  2. I NEED to do this little project! I love it so much. Where did you get the mugs?

    1. I actually got them at Housing Works on 17th street! I love that store:)

  3. divine idea :D


  4. These are too cute! I've painted mugs a few times (usually with gold polka dots haha) and I always love how fun and playful they turn out. Love your V-Day version!

    The Glossy Life

  5. love it!! I love the color you chose and that you painted the edges as well. Adorbs

  6. LOVE this idea. I've been wanting to paint mugs for a while now, and you've totally inspired me to do so! xo, Julie

  7. OK I totally remember these and I think I even commented about how freakin cute they are! LOVE these.

  8. so pretty!! what a great DIY. happy valentine's day!

  9. You are so talented! :) Love!! xoxo

  10. So cute and those little ♥ are perfect for V Day!!!
    And this hot chocolate look so YUMMY YUMMY!!!!!!!!

  11. Love the teacup Alison! So pretty and perfect!


  12. These are so adorbs - I think this is one DIY that I could potentially manage! I'm running a giveaway over on my blog - hope you'll come by and enter it!
    Nikki at

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