A couple of years ago I bought a blackboard mug on the Internet for a friend and thought it’d be fairly easy to make, and much cheaper (they cost around £7 in a shop and this would cost you a couple of quid tops). I’d bought some blackboard spray-paint to use on some frames and gave this a go. The result was good, but spray-painting makes a bit of a mess, and if you live somewhere rainy you’ll probably have to wait a while to be able to do it (I’ve learnt by trial and error that doing it indoors is not a good idea!), so the paint and brush version is far less messy. Having said that, the finish looks much smoother.
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