Six Alternative Uses for Pure Copper Mugs
Our copper mugs are a fan favorite. So we thought we'd put together a handy guide of creative uses for the DIY crowd!
Use Copper Mugs as Planters
Anyone who's grown plants for long enough knows that they need drainage or else they will fail miserably. It always starts the same way- the soil feels too dry and you need to water it. But little do you know that the roots of the plant are drowning at the bottom of the pot.
So how can you use a custom copper mug as a planter if there's no drainage? Aren't your plants doomed to drown?
Simple: drill a hole in it!
You'll need a high-speed steel drill bit to make it through the copper. Copper is a soft metal so you don't need anything too fancy.
Drill your drainage hole with slight, steady pressure. Don't worry too much about centering it.
Now you're all ready to go. Don't forget to use a drip pan!
Hold Pens and Pencils in a Copper Mug
This one is a classic- using a Moscow mule mug to hold all your pens and pencils. It might seem silly, but it really adds character to your workspace.
In order to truly get in the zone while working, everything needs to be just right. Don't underestimate the power of a perfectly-organized desk!
If you love copper mugs from Paykoc Imports, you'll love having one on your desk all the time. This especially holds true if your pens and pencils are special to you.
And now is the perfect time to get some special pens and pencils! It's more worthwhile than you think. A pen that glides on the page can make all the difference in a brainstorming session or when you have to write for long periods of time.
So get some high-quality stationery and display your prized pens and pencils in your favorite mug!
Use a Copper Mug to Create Round Cookies
There's nothing better than a perfectly round cookie. Why put all the effort into making cookies just to have them end up lopsided? That's where our wholesale copper mugs come in.
First, make sure you choose the right cookie recipe. Since you're using a simple cutter shape, it's okay to use dough that will spread and melt in the oven.
Next, roll out the dough and refrigerate it for at least an hour. Now roll the dough on a lightly floured surface. The flour is vital or else your dough will stick!
Finally, you can cut out your cookies! Dust the mug with flour too to avoid sticking.
Firmly press into the dough with the mug and you're set!
Build a Birdfeeder Using a Copper Mug
To build a DIY birdfeeder you'll need:
- Our mug
- A plate
- Paint and markers
First, glue the mug to your plate and allow it to sit overnight. Once the mug and plate are firmly stuck together, it's time to paint and draw! The copper mug stands out on its own, so you may just want to paint the plate.
Wrap the rope around the handle of the mug to hang it from a tree.
Now you can put birdfeed in the mug and let it overflow onto the plate! The birds will love it.
Include a Copper Mug in a Hot Chocolate Kit
A hot chocolate kit in a solid copper mug is one of the best winter gifts that you can give. No one would be upset with getting the gift of hot chocolate! Especially when you took the time to make it just for them.
- Cocoa powder
- Powdered milk
- Mini marshmallows
- Chocolate Chips
- Two sandwich bags
- A ribbon
- A mug
Combine the cocoa powder, sugar, and powdered milk in a big bowl until it's fully blended. Now pour the mix into one of the sandwich bags and seal it. Be sure to squeeze out all the air!
Now twist the bag and put it into the bottom of the mug. Leave the sealed side face up.
Put marshmallows and chocolate chips into the other sandwich bag. Squeeze out all the extra air and form a ball. Put the bag into the mug on top of the bag of cocoa with the seal down.
Now tie a bow around the middle of the mug and you've created the best gift ever!
Turn a Copper Mug Into a Candle Holder
Copper mugs make gorgeous candle holders. Why buy something when you can make it yourself?
Fill a pot halfway up with water and boil it. Put a smaller pot of wax flakes in the bigger pot of boiling water and let the wax melt. It will probably take about half an hour.
While the flakes melt, prepare your mug! Put a candle wick in the middle of the mug and keep it standing up with pencils or chopsticks and some scotch tape.
Once the wax flakes melt all the way, take the small pot out of the water and stir some fragrance into the melted wax. It will smell stronger when you pour it than when the candle is finished, so don't worry too much if it smells really strong.
Pour the wax into your mug right away, keeping the wick centered. Don't move the mug once the wax is poured.
Wait about a day until you move the mug and then you can light your homemade candle!
Whether you're making a gift for a loved one or a craft with your family, our copper mugs are perfect for any occasion!