These mugs make perfect gift ideas. If you use the right chalkboard paint such as the Krylon in this example it can be used on pottery safely, but stay away from the inside or the rim of the cup where it will be in contact with liquid or the lips!
The video below gives you an example of just what you can do with the Krylon spray chalkboard paint. You can get it in green or black. It makes the basic boring mug more personal, and would also act as a "basket" to fill with gifts for any time of the year especially at Christmas.
If you want to sell these at craft shows, you could create a theme or simply write something cute on them in chalk and include some chalk. These are very novel and people like being able to personalize a gift.
You can get plain mugs at Walmart or online at Amazon. You could also fill it with coffee samples from Starbucks or even gift cards. Check out the video to see just how easy it is.
You could make a set of these and put people's names on them when having friends over for coffee. This way the mugs don't get mixed up. You can also use this idea on glass as well.
I really like the green chalkboard paint as it really sets off the white mug. You can get different colour mugs, but there is something about this simple craft idea that really catches the eye.
Your purchaser could personalize what ever they want on this mug for their gifts this year.
Try having a mug all done up and filled with craft supplies or makeup or chocolates or coffee and tissue paper and decorations to show off what can be done with this gift idea. Then sell the cups on their own. Once you have put some ideas in their head they may buy a few of these from you!
I like the idea of the square of chalkboard to be big enough to write a complete message on it, so make sure the mugs are a good size.
Below is another video showing you a different way to use the Krylon Chalkboard Spray Paint and then how to make it look good for Christmas.
Hopefully you can get some inspiration from the above two videos and that can give you some ideas to create something original of your own. By using chalkboard paint you are making the gift original to the purchaser. It becomes something a little different and that usually sells.
Having many products and crafts available that are under 20 dollars is a good way to pay your way at that next craft show. I used to find that many of my lower priced smaller items sold out first. They were portable and affordable and yet unique and you can usually showcase a larger number of them.
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