How to Make an Out-of-This World Galaxy Mug

Stargazing has never been so easy! Create this hand-held galaxy in just five easy steps.

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What's your sign? Sketch it in the night sky on a personalized galaxy mug.

Materials Needed

  • ceramic mugs
  • rubbing alcohol
  • dishwasher-safe decoupage glue
  • alcohol ink
  • sponge brush
  • gold marker
  • gold glitter
  • paint brush

Paint Mug

Use a generous amount of alcohol ink to create a circular shape on one side of your mug. Swirl the ink around until you have a sufficient amount of ink on the mug and have created a circular shape. Use the sponge brush to blend the ink. Apply small darker spots at random to add visual interest. Blend with your sponge brush. 

Perfect Ink Design 

Use a bit of rubbing alcohol and a paper towel to clean off any ink runs. Shape the ink swirl to create a base for the remainder of your design. 

Glue + Glitter

After the ink has dried, cover it in a layer of dishwasher-safe decoupage glue. Sprinkle some gold glitter over your galaxy, using the decoupage glue as an adhesive. 

Personalize Mug

Look up your zodiac sign, and copy your fave sign onto the mug with gold permanent marker. Once you've mapped out the stars in your sign, simply connect the dots.

Polish Off  

Cover the final design in another layer of decoupage glue, and let dry for seven days. Once dry, your mug will be dishwasher safe. 

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