Union Jack Mug

Show Dad he’s number one with this hand-decorated, patriotic mug!

Skill Level


Time to Make

1 hour 30 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Use a soft pencil to draw a Union Jack flag design on one side of a porcelain mug.
  2. Paint in the red crosses of the flag with a porcelain pen. Make the diagonal cross thinner than the straight one.
  3. Fill in the areas between the crosses with a blue porcelain paint pen leaving white lines between the colours.
  4. Use a gold glass outline pen to make a flag pole on the left hand side of the flag. Write your message in blue and red paint on the other side of the mug and leave to dry.
  5. Cut 2 rectangles of red and white card and one of blue. Cut crosses from the red ones and stick to the white card.
  6. Cut around the crosses leaving a white border and glue to the blue rectangle to make a gift tag. Write Dad on the front using a gold outline pen and tie to the mug with gold ribbon.

Top Tip

Try copying Dad's football team logo onto a mug, or paint a picture to represent his favourite hobby.

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