If anyone of you have any interest in Pinterest, you've probably seen DIY sharpie mugs on it. After some experimenting, I feel like this baking recipe makes the best results. However, I would still hand wash them just to prolong their design. These mugs make excellent Valentines day gifts or any gift for that matter.
This particular tutorial makes your handmade mugs a bit more interesting and gives your personalization a little bit of panache!
- clean white mug (dollar store y'all!)
- alphabet stickers
- oil-based Sharpie pen
Center and affix your sticker. I actually pressed the sticker onto my shirt first to get rid of some of the adhesive on the back. You'll thank me later when your not trying to razor the sticker off and ruining your design.
Outline your letter with tiny dots, this is way faster than it appears.
Start spreading out the dots as wide as you would like your design to be and then start concentrating them in the center around your sticker. You'll want to be sure to fully surround the letter so it's contours are fully defined.
Carefully remove your sticker to reveal your letter. You can go back and carefully fill in any missing spaces. If you make any mistakes, remove them with rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover. Use a Q-tip for small mistakes.
Place the mugs upside down in a cold oven. Turn it on to 425 degrees and bake for thirty minutes and turn the oven off. Let the mugs fully cool down before taking them out (this usually takes a few hours)
Now you have a fully customized mug! Remember, you can always freehand your mugs. Be creative and the possibilities are endless!