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New TidyMom Contributor & How to personalize a Mug {craft}


Meet Kellie – TidyMom Crafty Contributor

Kellie Tate TidyMom Crafty Contributor

I ‘m excited to introduce Kellie Tate as a TidyMom Contributor!  Kellie is a fun mom, crafter, DIY, foodie blogger, who blogs at Nest of Posies.  I’ve admired her creativity for a long time and had the chance to meet her in person at Blissdom ’11 and she’s every bit as fun and sweet in person! So, when I decided I could use a little help with some crafty posts on TidyMom, Kellie was the first person I thought of!  Lucky me, she said YES!!

TidyMom readers have always enjoyed craft tutorials, and I will still be doing the occasional craft, but with Kellie’s help we will be able to share more craftiness with you!  I can’t tell you how excited I am to have her here, and can’t wait to see what all she does!

You can also find Kellie in Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram .

Please give Kellie a warm welcome with her first fun craft using Martha Stewart’s new glass paints!


Hey everyone, I’m Kellie from Nest of Posies & I’m so excited to be over here at Tidy Mom’s place.   Today I’m sharing Martha Stewart’s new glass paint line that I was thrilled to be able to test out, and is now available at a Micheal’s craft store near you!   It’s a new line she has developed & has amazing options, colors & textures.

Painting on glass or ceramics seems to be the trend right now in many craft circles.  So I thought I would give it a try & dress up my plain ‘ole mug.  For the first time in 6+ years I am home alone during the school days.  It’s a whole new world to me, after having 3 young kids constantly being around.   Let me be honest, I am basking in the quiet time, alone tv time, enjoying my coffee or beverage of choice all in one sitting without interruption.  Pure Heaven.  I look forward to it everyday.  So I thought why not dress up my mug for our special quiet moments together?

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 The colors & textures of Martha’s new paint line are simply amazing.  The tools are pretty impressive as well.  Probably one of the main things that stand out to me about her tools is that you can wash & reuse!  That’s a rare thing in the craft world not to mention extremely practical!

 I completely fell in love with her metallic paints.  They are beautiful.   Along with the metallic paint she also carries, glitter, frost & opaque paint.   The colors choices are stunning, but I guess you already knew that, coming from Martha.

 The block letter stencils are like clings.  They’re removable & washable.   You can paint on any word, monogram or quote by using these cling letter stencils.  Just wash after using. 

Is anyone thinking homemade Christmas gifts?


Very few supplies are needed.  The trick is to remove the stencil lettering shortly after you have applied the paint.  So basically this project is very time efficient!   Just clean your surface with rubbing alcohol & use the sponge pouncer to apply the paint.

A very small amount of paint is needed to stencil on words.  So very cost effective as well.  My mug – is from Goodwill, btw.  I can’t believe I scored a whole set of dishes, bowls & mugs in plain white for $5 one day.  

The sky is the limit in what you can do with the lettering & how you can make it personal.  Martha also has various stencils & other clings for any project you have in mind.  They are all available at Michael’s craft stores.

To find more inspiring ideas head over to Plaid Crafts’ facebook page,  pinterest or follow them on twitter @plaidcraft.

What would you put on a personalized mug?

More Martha Stewart Glass Paint Projects you may enjoy:


 Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.  I partnered with BluePrint Social and Plaid Crafts to receive these product & compensation for this post.  All content, photos & opinions are my own.

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Kellie Tate

Lover of all carbs, crafts & design. Homemade shop owner & most importantly Mommy to 3. Finding pleasure in making a home that is creative & yummy to our souls. Blog:


  1. yay!! I love Kellie!! So glad to see her on Tidy Mom 🙂

  2. Hey Kellie! Hey Cheryl! Love seeing you both in one place! *waving*

    OK…I love me some Martha. Will have to check this out. I am NOT crafty, but I think I could try this! 🙂

  3. Oh goodness, I love it!! I never need a reason to go to Michael’s, I just walk in and buy it all, but today is a different day!

  4. LOVE Kellie’s blog and now I am dying to make some of these–for Christmas gifts. Awesome!

  5. Cute. This would be great for giving personalized gifts.

  6. Kellie always does such an awesome job, it’s great to see her here at TidyMom, too! Yay!!! I love the Martha Stewart craft products, thanks for showing us how to easily personalize mugs.

  7. I’m a newbie here, forced myself to subscribe to a few websites from tidy moms (not the messy kinds, like me:) but I can tell you I already love love LOVE this place! I am so excited to see Kellie here and I can’t wait to rush over to goodwill and make me some mugs. Ohhhh how I wish we had Martha Stewart stuff in the Netherlands…. Kellie, welcome aboard and I’m looking forward to your next post!

    • linda, you are so kind! thank you!

      maybe one day martha’s products will be in the netherlands. i guess shipping would be high to get a lot of her stuff, but i must say the metallic paints are gorgeous, if you decide to order. thanks for stopping by!

  8. What a great idea. This is definitely going to help with the Christmas gifts this year!

  9. Hi Kellie! Congrats on being a contributor with Cheryl @Tidymom. What a great website to act as a contributor. Love this craft. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Oh funny – I actually just bought some of these to make a #shotofcoffee mug! So fun!

  11. Do you have to cure these (i.e. bake them in the oven) to set the paint? How does it hold up in the dishwasher?

  12. Oh so many ideas are coming to me right now! This is AWESOME!! Thanks!

  13. So happy for this new partnership for you and Kellie, what fun! And I love this painted / stenciled mug idea, awesome!

  14. Great to see Kelli here 🙂
    What a fun project, guess it’s time to get my craft on and get making some mugs, or maybe cookie plates for Christmas 🙂

  15. This is so cute!! How great would these be for Christmas presents?? 🙂

  16. So cute! I have some of that paint and need to use it like this. Thanks for the fun idea!

  17. Love this idea. Something I think I might try on some yellow mugs I have. Thank you!

  18. Welcome Kellie and congratulations on being a TidyMom Crafty Contributor. What a cute little project you have shared with us and I can see how all of these Martha products and ideas could get very addictive.

  19. So cute!! I adore Kellie and I might be her biggest fan. I think she is amazing amazing amazing!!


  20. This is really cute! Makes me super excited for the cooler temperatures! 🙂

  21. Ooooo, I am thinking these would be great teacher gifts! 😀 Thanks for sharing!

  22. Great idea, esp since Xmas is coming and I’m looking for special DIY gift ideas. Where can I get the sugar stars?

  23. Nice to meet you! I’m thinking these make great teacher gifts maybe with a side of candy instead on an apple! Is that just me??!

  24. So nice to meet you Kellie – and I love these stenciled mugs! I’ll have to look for the stencils and paints – would make great Christmas presents.

  25. Hi Kellie – Welcome!!

    What a cool tutorial. I already have 4 boring beige mugs in my cupboard waiting for this facelift. Thanks for the inspiration!

  26. Super cute mug! Love how it turned out…will have to look out for some plain mugs the next time I’m at the thrift store. Oh the possibilities!

  27. Wow.. Great tip.. How cool is that!? Thanks for the advice.. Good luck to you, I’ll definately be checking back!

  28. Yay!! Welcome Kellie!! What a great idea, especially as we’re getting closer to Christmas & gift giving.

  29. This is so cute Kellie!! So perfect for fall – and it would be a great gift too!!

  30. I’m a big Kellie fan. 😉 You’re lucky to have her here, Cheryl! This is such a fun and cute project. Definitely great for the holidays. 🙂

  31. The mug is adorable, but I’m absolutely melting over the little star sprinkles. So fun, all of it!

  32. Too cute Kellie! Perfect for stocking stuffers this Christmas 😀

  33. Oh look at you over here cute little Kellie!!! 🙂 I wore your scarf the other day and thought of you 🙂 Great tutorial on the stencil and it looks pretty yummy as well 🙂

  34. Great ideas on mugs logo engraving and imprinted. These collection of awesome personalized mugs is a most valuable gift for your lovedones.

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  36. Will this wash off in the dishwasher? Or is it permanent?

  37. Just discovered hour site excellent if you paint a plate can you microwave it and is it food safe Martha Stewart’s paints I believe the mugs would be please email me thanks pat

  38. Great idea for Christmas presents! I’m going to make some for my mom, dad and my brother!! Thank you so much! You literally save Christmas, because I’m on a tight budget :/

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  40. I LOVED these when I saw them. I just made 2 mugs for my son’s teachers. filled them with a homemade ornament and chocolates. I also made a big soup bowl for an elderly client of mine who adores soup! They came out great. I am looking forward to making some of the kids crafts you’ve posted with my son. I am so glad I stumbled across your site. Definitely added to my favorites bar!

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