Monday, November 9, 2015

Design a Mug with Sharpies!

Creating original, fun and great coffee mugs with Sharpies is a great way to personalize a simple gift like a coffee mug and give them to friends and family for the holidays.

Follow the instructions in the video below to get some ideas, but use your imagination to create whatever you want with a Sharpie.

Sharpies are permanent markers that come in a large variety of colors.  after using Sharpie markers to decorate your ceramic mug or plate, you can secure the ink to the piece by baking it in the oven. This will keep it from fading and also make it usable to eat or drink from.

So all you do is decorate your mug using Sharpie pens.
 Let the ink dry for an hour or so.
  Bake the decorated ceramic piece in a regular kitchen oven for 1/2 an hour at 350 degrees.

 I recommend placing the piece in the oven, turning the oven on to 350.  Once it reaches 350 degrees, set your timer for 30 minutes.  When the timer goes off, turn the oven off, let the piece cool in the oven.  This will prevent breakage of the piece.  Remember, it still might be hot so use an oven mitt.  Handwash only to keep the colors bright.

Purchase a set or two and personalize for unique gifts to give friends and family

Use a wide variety of Sharpie colors to make your designs bright and cheerful!

You can use a stick on re-usable stencil or a regular stencil to create a knockoff of an mug you can buy at Anthropologie. You can learn more about making the initialed mug pictured below here.

Make the mug pictured above by using the stencils below.  You can be purchase
 through Amazon by clicking the pictures...
So easy to make the above dandelion mug.  Follow the directions below and you can make a beautiful one of a kind gift:

Step 1.  Stop at Dollar Tree.
Step 2.  Purchase white ceramic mug.
Step 3.  Purchase black Sharpie pen.
Step 4.  Copy the picture above onto the mug with Sharpie.
Step 5:  When ink is completely dry, bake in oven (yes, a kitchen oven will be fine) at 350 degrees for 1/2 an hour.  Let piece warm up with the oven and when 1/2 hour baking time is over, turn oven off and leave piece in the oven until it cools down completely.  Do not wash in dishwasher.

Be creative, and be happy!

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