Create a DIY Beauty and the Beast mug inspired by Chip. With some oil-based paint pens and a mug, you are ready to craft!
Today’s craft is inspired by my good friend Allison of Symphony and Silk cosplay. She JUST announced that she will create a cosplay based on Belle’s ballgown from the new live-action Beauty and the Beast film. She has been posting beautiful pictures and links about the dress. I imagine many sewing enthusiasts are swooning about it!
But today’s craft is not sewing…not even close.
Today we are re-creating one of the beloved characters from Beauty and the Beast, Chip.
Chip was always one of my favourite characters. I think it has something to do with him being the youthful character and being so young when I watched it. plus, he’s a mug! Nevertheless, I was so happy to craft him for this DIY Beauty and the Beast mug.
I loved how my Chip mug turned out and I think you will too. Now, if you look at the instructions below…DON’T FREAK OUT! They may seem long, but it is just detailed to help you along the way. It is actually a very simple, and very quick project. In fact, it took far less time than I anticipated.
What other Beauty and the Beast character would you recreate?
DIY Beauty and the Beast Mug – Chip
1 Ceramic Mug
5 Oil-Based Paint Pens
(Black, Blue, Pink, Purple, Gold)
Adding the Gold
1. Firstly, wash your mug well.
2. Then, use painters tape to outline the areas you will be filling with the gold paint pen. The upper rim must be taped on both the inside and outside of the mug with an additional triangular shape taped over the rim to create the “chipped” look. The handle, bottom and midsection between base and cup must also be outlined in tape.
3. Apply gold paint to the outlined areas then remove the tape.
4. Next, draw in the chip in the gap you created on the rim and moving slightly downward from there in a triangular fashion.
5. Freehand the face! Trust me, you can do this!
Creating the Eyes
6. Now, start with by drawing the upper brow line in black paint pen so the top of the arch overlaps the gold rim and the inner brow misses the handle by 1/2cm.
7. Fill in the brow but leave the two ends thin.
8. Then, start the eyes by drawing a small circle in black paint about 1cm below the brow and slightly to the left of the centre of the brow. This will be the reflection point on the eye.
9. Draw a small oval around that circle in black with a bit of a point towards the brow. Colour this in to create a pupil.
10. Next, draw a 2-3cm curved line in black about 3cm below the pupil. This is the cheek line.
11. Connect the pupil to the cheek line with a curved line from either edge of the pupil to just inside the cheek line.
12. The eyes are done! Now onto the mouth.
Drawing the Mouth
13. Start the mouth by drawing a lengthed ‘S’ shaped on a 45-degree angle to the left side of the handle.
14. Then, place the black pen about 1cm in from the top of that ‘S’ shape and draw a curved line under the handle and to the other side of the mug (about 2cm past handle). This is the upper lip.
15. Next, use the black pen to make the lower lip by placing the pen 1-2cm from the bottom of the ‘S’ and drawing a curved line in the same manner as before BUT stop under the handle and adjust your curve so the bottom lip intersects the top about 1cm from the end of the top lip.
16. Finally, fill in the mouth with a pink tongue and purple background.
Finish the Design
17. Nearly there! Now to add embellishments!
18. Draw a rounded pink shape from the midsection to about halfway down the base. The shape should be about 1-1.5cm wide at the midsection. Beside this, draw a blue shape with a pointed end with the same dimensions. Repeat these two drawings until the base has a ring of alternating pink and blue shapes.
19. Now, fill in the remainder of the base with purple paint.
Bake and Set
20. Place the mug on an oven safe pan and put into the oven. Set oven to 400F (after mug is inside to avoid cracking) and leave for 45 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow the oven to cool before removing the mug.
21. Finally, you can take the mug out of the oven and enjoy your new DIY Beauty and the Beast mug!
While some Sharpie mug crafts and other oil-based paint pen crafts say you can use the dishwasher on your creation, I recommend handwashing. Every mug is made a little differently, and you never know how well the paint will set.
Made a mistake part way through painting? Here are three ways to fix it BEFORE you bake it.
- Scratch the paint off or move it with your nail.
- Use rubbing alcohol to remove the paint and clean the surface of the mug.
- Use water to remove small bits of paint and clean the surface of the mug.