Sunday, July 8, 2012

DIY: a painted mason jar travel mug (with a CUPPOW!) and a giveaway!

Note! July 18th! I used my jar for a smoothie for the first time today and I have very bad news... I am not sure if it was the cold of the smoothie mixed with the warm for my hands but the sharpie all but fell off in my hands. This is very very bad news for my tutorial, but have no fear I have so glass paint markers on the way! I will be re-doing this project with the glass paint, to let you know the outcome, and I might just do another giveaway too!

When my friends over at Delish Magazine opened up an online shop called The Delish General Store I knew I had to have one of the products they carried called the Cuppow! 

The Cuppow! is a re-usable lid that turns any wide mouth mason type jar into a travel mug! I love Mason jars and there was no way that my mug was going to be plain. After some trial and error with glass paint I discovered the Sharpie Oil based paint marker! These markers worked fantastic for painting on my jar, and seem to be holding up well after a few washes in the sink. They also come in a large selection of colors and points.

The jars and Sharpies are cheap enough that you could make one for everyday of the week!

I couldn't just make one for myself, so I made another DIY so you could make one too!












so....


I am going to give away my smaller painted mason jars (waves and boat as seen above) and a brand new Cuppow! to one of my readers. To enter simply leave a comment on this blog post and tell me:

What favourite summer drink would you have in your new travel mug?

I will use random number generator to pick a winner on Monday July 16th and announce the winner here on this post! So check back to see if you are the winner! Giveaway is open to Canadian and US residents only.
***Contest now closed!

Now go get crafting!

*a few notes... I have not put my painted jars in the dishwasher, I have only hand washed them. I figure the paint will last longer this way.
* Cuppow! now makes a smaller lid that fits regular mouthed jars! Another must have for those little hands!
* I bought all my jars and rings at a local thrift store. It's a good place to look for supplies. The jars were only $.30!

Cuppow! and Sharpie have no idea who I am or that this blog exists. I just really like their product and wanted to share it with you!


Random.org tells me that commenter #1 Turnip the Heat is the winner of the painted jar and Cuppow lid!


Turnip the Heat said "My favorite way to drink out of a mason jar this summer would be to make some iced coffee. Local beans, brown sugar and cinnamon infused overnight in the fridge...I can take it straight to the beach and enjoy the east coast summers with my pup. :)"


Turnip the heat, please email me at pootandboogie@hotmail.com with your address so I can ship your prize!



21 comments:

Turnip the Heat said...

My favorite way to drink out of a mason jar this summer would be to make some iced coffee. Local beans, brown sugar and cinnamon infused overnight in the fridge...I can take it straight to the beach and enjoy the east coast summers with my pup. :)

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Rachel from Birch+Bird said...

Love these and that iced coffee idea. Yum.

Tamara {Delish General Store} said...

Thank you for linking to us, Leanna, with this great tute!! You are such a creative force!

(We're getting the regular mouth
Cuppows in this week, by the way!!)

Shari said...

These are super cute Leanna! I would love to have a drink of iced coffee in a Cuppow!

Laura said...

Ah, beautiful! You know I'd be all over iced coffee in my mug, too. Huzzah for regular-sized mason jar Cuppow! lids now! I was asking for them at the vintage market. Fantastic tutorial again, Leanna! You are the bomb.

Sonja said...

Those are sooo cute! What a great idea!

Jen_Z said...

That is SO creative Leanna!! I love it ;)

PS. my drink is a simple lemonaide.

Carla said...

Iced coffee. Cold brewed please with some homemade flavored creamer.

Love the mason jars. I'm going to be on the look out for some of those beauties to get creative with! Great idea with the sharpie art!

Mrs. Merriman said...

SUCH a cool idea, Leanna -- always so creative!

In this heat, I'll just take some nice cold iced water with a wedge of lemon, please!

xx

Angelle said...

Beautiful idea! My favorite drink would be a cup of cold berry kefir water

Auntie Cathy said...

I think plain old brita filtered water with either a slice of lemon or a couple of slices of cucumber would be great. Love the lids.

Carmie said...

These are beautiful! I would drink a blended mocha with frozen coffee, ice, hot chocolate powder and milk.

Jete said...

Super cute idea! i would chill on my back deck with a book and a bellini - YUM!!

GroovyGlassGirl said...

These are adorable! full of fresh lemonade and ice would make it adorable and delicious!

Jamie Sokoloski said...

These are awesome Leanna! I'd probably drink a margarita out of mine!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Brilliant! Homemade lemonade for me! <3
Jen Rathbone

Anonymous said...

They look great Leanna!!
I love Iced coffee in the daytime and gin and lemonade on hot summer evenings!! :)
-- Jodie S.

Laura Hamm said...

I love mason jars too. You are so crafty. I would drink plain old water in mine.

lindsey said...

This is so rad! I love drinking from jars!!!

Fawnsy said...

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