Sunday, August 21

Bonjour! Mug

I know I keep harping on Fall and how it's almost here and I'm so GLAD the heat is nearly over and how excited I am that we're looking at the backside of Summer, but this is my blog and I can repeat myself if I wanna!

One of the best things about cooler weather is that I get to drink hot chocolate like it's going out of style. I drink it almost every evening, from October to March and before you ask, the answer is no, I do not get sick of it.

Part of the fun of hot chocolate is drinking it from a fun mug. Like this, the Bonjour! Mug.

Burt Reynolds a souhaité sa moustache
était si masculin comme cela.
This is a fun, easy and CHEAP project that you can do in no time flat.

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The Dollar Tree has these plain white porcelain mugs, especially made for painting your own design on them. How are they different from other plain white mugs? I don't know. But the easily removable stickers assured me they're made expressly for this purpose.
This cheeky mug would like to kiss your hand and
sing to you, using a baguette as a microphone.
French dudes do that, right?
So I freehanded some thick, luxurious moustaches upon them with paint markers (the kind specifically made to paint porcelain and ceramic). And then... that's all. That's the entire tutorial.

This is a template I made, in case you
need a less free-handed approach.
Just right-click and save.
Anyways, they're super fun and when you drink from them it looks like you have a funny moustache!
Oui Oui je nais se pas croissant!
I called it the Bounjour! Mug because the moustache looks French to me. I do not know why this is. But a quick Google image search for the phrase "Frenchman" returns about a million results that look like this:
Clearly, my instinct was 100% correct.



  1. this is such a fun post, luv the mug have not seen them at the $ store will have to go find some.

    I will be honored if you will share it with our readers in our linking party at
    Thank you,

  2. dixieglitzie says: I LOVE this...really! Is there anyway you could put a printable template on your blog for those of this who couldn't free hand a moustache if our life depended on it ;) I love having your blog delivered to my email inbox...thanks sooooooo much!

  3. @dixieglitzie: That's a brilliant idea! No wonder it didn't occur to me. I'll update later with a template.

    Crafty Butt

  4. I had no idea the dollar tree mugs were for painting. I'll have to get a few & break out the stencils!

  5. Super cute! :)

    Thanks for following A Simple Life. I'm finally making my way over to follow you back! :) I LOVED your patio lights.

  6. Okay, the moustache template is up and live!

  7. LOVE it! We are doing our son's first birthday party in the cool mustaches!

    Thanks so much for sharing this. I must copy :)

    Visiting from Southern Lovely!

  8. I LOVE this!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing and for linking up to Show and Share #2. I hope you are having fun at the party :)

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  9. I love, love, love these!!! These are so cute!

    I would love for you to share with my Blog Stalking Thursday Link Party Starting tomorrow!

  10. What a wonderful idea!
    We would love for you to share this at our link party, Crafty Lassie Tuesday. It ends tonight at 5pm.
    We are having a giveaway! Hope to see you there :)
    Heather & Rose

  11. Haha I LOVE THIS! I think I'll be making a trip to pick up a couple mugs and get to work. Adorable. I think I'll make a set of 4... each with a different 'stache. LOVE!


  12. Cute! I just read My Life in France by Julia Child. This seems perfect!

  13. Great project and funny post. I needed a good chuckle this afternoon. Thanks!
    Visiting from Workshop Wednesday.

  14. Too funny! Goin' have to head over to Dollar Tree and check it out. Thanks for the tip!

  15. I am loving your site! Your crafts....perfect for a novice...and your humor cracks me up.

  16. I LOVE IT!!! Hey! Just wanted to let you know you were featured on Scrappy Saturdays over at today! Come grab a sticker and link up again :)

  17. OMG! I loooovvvve these! What a great conversion starter when the girls come over for coffee...and this kids will probably giggle so much when they use them that milk will come out their noses! Thanks for sharing, love your blog!

  18. okay...I LOVE THIS! How fun!

    I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training Tomorrow! Plus there is going to be a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!

  19. So much fun, gonna have to nip to the local discount store and invest in some plain mugs so I can give this a go. Would be fun to paint silly noses, or luscious lips....ohhh the possibilities are endless now you've opened the door! Thanks muchly!!!!
    Kate from

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