Solid china cups can easily be found at most stores, or, if you're really feeling green this holiday season, scavenged from a resale shop (adding a "retro" touch.)
MarthaStewart.com suggests these tips if using china:
- Use food-safe ceramic paint, such as Pebeo Porcelaine 150, and add white to make lighter shades of a color.
- Remove any painting "oopses" with a baby wipe.
- Let paint dry 2 hours, then set paint by heating china in a 300-degree oven for 30 minutes. (Put plate or cup in oven before turning on).
Of course, if you are giving personalized dishes or cups this holiday season, fill it up! Toss in some chocolates, holiday candies, coffees, tea bags or even create a "custom" coffee bean mix by mixing together several different varieties.