Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Sharpie Mugs for Mother's Day

We made Sharpie mugs at our MOPS (mother's of pre-schooler's) meeting today and they were a big hit! Jenny and I teamed up to lead the craft and put together a step-by-step presentation, along with a design template and a take-home instruction sheet. There are TONS of Sharpie mug tutorials on Pinterest and various blogs. After some trial and error, we found the best method that worked well for us. 

Dollar store white mug (the cheaper the mug, the better)
Sharpie OIL BASED Paint Pens (regular Sharpie's will wear off quickly)
Rubbing alcohol
Cotton balls
Paper template (or freehand your design) 

Here is our visual step-by-step guide. The design template and instruction sheet will be at the end if you wish to download and save. We used the pencil transfer method to put the design on the mug. Be sure to add "Hand Wash Only" to the bottom. Let the paint dry for 24 hours. Place the dried mug into a cold oven on a baking sheet and set the temperature for 250 degrees and bake for 2 hours. When the 2 hours is up, leave the mug in the oven to cool completely. That's basically it! Now you'll have a cute mug to sip your morning coffee.

I designed this template with Mother's Day in mind. You could give mugs as gifts or keep them for yourself!

*Be sure to print this template on 8.5x11 inch paper and check to make sure the size will work for your particular mug. 


Here is another example of Sharpie mugs that I've made: Wedding Gift Mugs 

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