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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

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47 Responses to “New TidyMom Contributor & How to personalize a Mug {craft}”

  1. Christina @ Christina's Adventures posted on September 12, 2012 at 6:40 am (#)

    yay!! I love Kellie!! So glad to see her on Tidy Mom :)

    • nest of posies replied on September 12th, 2012 at 10:28 am

      Christina!!! hey girl!!

      • nest of posies replied on September 12th, 2012 at 10:28 am

        thank you!

  2. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective posted on September 12, 2012 at 7:16 am (#)

    Welcome Kellie. What a fun idea!!

  3. bridget {bake at 350} posted on September 12, 2012 at 7:46 am (#)

    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! :)

    • TidyMom replied on September 12th, 2012 at 8:31 am

      *waving* back at ya!!!!!!

    • nest of posies replied on September 12th, 2012 at 10:29 am

      hi bridget!!! xoxo

  4. Kate@Diethood posted on September 12, 2012 at 7:54 am (#)

    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!

  5. Julie S. posted on September 12, 2012 at 7:57 am (#)

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

    • nest of posies replied on September 12th, 2012 at 10:34 am

      julie!!!! once i found my grove & picked a project, the mug really was fast to do. it’s pretty easy with the pouncer! go for it!

  6. Shaina posted on September 12, 2012 at 8:36 am (#)

    Cute. This would be great for giving personalized gifts.

  7. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles posted on September 12, 2012 at 9:07 am (#)

    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.

  8. linda posted on September 12, 2012 at 9:12 am (#)

    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!

    • nest of posies replied on September 12th, 2012 at 10:36 am

      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!

  9. Molly Jo posted on September 12, 2012 at 9:26 am (#)

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

  10. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace posted on September 12, 2012 at 9:29 am (#)

    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.

  11. Kristen posted on September 12, 2012 at 9:38 am (#)

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

  12. Angela Davis posted on September 12, 2012 at 9:44 am (#)

    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?

    • nest of posies replied on September 12th, 2012 at 10:32 am

      hey angela!

      you can bake or air dry. baking is much faster. she (martha) has it all listed on the instructions of her packaging.

  13. Gina posted on September 12, 2012 at 9:52 am (#)

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

  14. Maegan posted on September 12, 2012 at 10:09 am (#)

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

  15. Diane {Created by Diane} posted on September 12, 2012 at 10:24 am (#)

    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 :)

  16. Amanda posted on September 12, 2012 at 10:29 am (#)

    This is so cute!! How great would these be for Christmas presents?? :)

  17. Amy @ Living Locurto posted on September 12, 2012 at 10:54 am (#)

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

  18. Sara Comte posted on September 12, 2012 at 12:57 pm (#)

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

  19. Paula posted on September 12, 2012 at 8:27 pm (#)

    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.

  20. jen @ tatertots and jello posted on September 12, 2012 at 10:04 pm (#)

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


  21. Amy Huntley (The Idea Room) posted on September 12, 2012 at 11:16 pm (#)

    This is really cute! Makes me super excited for the cooler temperatures! :)

  22. Delishhh posted on September 13, 2012 at 12:03 am (#)

    Don’t touch!

  23. Jamie posted on September 13, 2012 at 8:39 am (#)

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

  24. Colette @ JFF! posted on September 13, 2012 at 1:10 pm (#)

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

  25. Clair Boone posted on September 13, 2012 at 2:46 pm (#)

    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??!

  26. Jeanette posted on September 13, 2012 at 5:18 pm (#)

    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.

  27. Aimee @ Simple Bites posted on September 13, 2012 at 8:48 pm (#)

    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!

  28. Steph @ The Silly Pearl posted on September 14, 2012 at 12:49 am (#)

    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!

  29. athiya posted on September 14, 2012 at 6:01 am (#)

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

  30. Lisa | With Style and Grace posted on September 17, 2012 at 11:39 am (#)

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

  31. Beverly {Flamingo Toes} posted on September 17, 2012 at 10:52 pm (#)

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

  32. Amanda @ Serenity Now posted on September 18, 2012 at 10:21 am (#)

    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. :)

  33. Carrie posted on September 18, 2012 at 10:29 am (#)

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

  34. Tickled Red posted on September 21, 2012 at 10:19 am (#)

    Too cute Kellie! Perfect for stocking stuffers this Christmas 😀

  35. jessica@fourgenerationsoneroof posted on February 22, 2013 at 8:49 pm (#)

    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 :)

  36. Personalized Ceramic Mugs posted on September 23, 2013 at 4:02 am (#)

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

  37. Kaitlyn posted on March 18, 2015 at 11:44 am (#)

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

  38. Pat posted on November 18, 2015 at 6:02 pm (#)

    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

  39. Vivian Jenkins posted on December 2, 2015 at 9:50 am (#)

    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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