This month, I made a Memphis inspired DIY for Fashionista. I really love the Memphis style from the eighties and I’m not the only one! Lately I see a lot of Memphis design and patterns popping up and translated in a modern way, I’m a big fan! In fact, at Oh Marie! Magazine, there’s a lot more Memphis inspiration to be found this month… Characteristic to the Memphis style are the outspoken patterns, graphic shapes and bold colours. What’s not to love? I decided to test my own graphic skills with this project and give a couple of simple mugs a Memphis make over.
This is what you need:
- White mugs (I bought these at Hema)
- Porcelain Paint
- Small brushes
- An oven
Make sure the mugs are nice and clean. Choose the colours and patterns that you would like to use. There’s a lot of inspiration to be found on Pinterest when you look for Memphis patterns!
Pour the paint onto the mixing pallette. If you don’t have pastels, mix the primary colours with lots of white.
Start painting the patterns onto the mugs with a small & fine brush. Don’t rush it but also don’t be too precise, it doesn’t have to be perfect!
Leave the mugs to dry and then put them into a cool oven. Let the over heat up to 150 degrees and turn it off after 45 minutes. Leave the mugs in the oven until it’s cooled down. Now your mugs are don and even dishwasher proof!
Photography: Marij Hessel
6 replies on “DIY Memphis Mugs”
I love this! The patterns are fab! I did a sharpie mug DIY before, but even though you also oven bake that, it wasn’t all that successful and started to fade after a couple of washes. I must try with porcelain paint – I’m sure that’ll work better!
Thanks Claire! I must say the porcelain paint starts to fade a little bit as well after a couple of washes… But they’re still pretty 😉
I really love how these turned out! So pretty!
Thanks Stephanie! X
These are so fun! They would make great gifts too!