How to Make Sharpie Mugs
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These Sharpie Mugs are actually really easy to make and are a perfect gift. I have to thank my daughter, Ayla, for these lovely photos because she created these as a gift for my parents!
A couple of quick tips to make sure your project is a success:
- Place the prepared mugs the oven before turning it on and once they’re done, let the mugs cool in the oven. This avoids sudden temperature changes and protects the mugs.
- Inexpensive mugs tend to work best for this recipe (think.. Dollar Store Mugs). They’re a little more porous allowing the Sharpie to adhere better.
How to create Sharpie mugs
- White Mugs
- rubbing alcohol
- Oil Based Sharpies (any color)
- Stickers for the design including hearts, stars or alphabets
- Wash your mug and allow it to dry. For best results, rub the mug with rubbing alcohol to remove any oils or residue.
- Firmly place your stickers on the mug and secure well, especially the edges.
- Start by using the Oil Based Sharpie to draw a solid outline of dots right along the edge of the sticker. Note: The oil-based sharpies can smudge so be careful during your design!
- Once you’ve outlined the sticker, begin to fill in the space around the stickers. Place the dots closer together near the sticker and more spaced out as you get further from the image.
- Allow the sharpie to dry completely before attempting to remove the sticker. (We used tweezers to remove the sticker and ensure the design is not damaged). Allow the mugs to sit for 24 hours before baking.
- Place your mugs in the oven BEFORE turning it on. Turn the oven on to 350F and bake your mugs for 30 minutes. Turn the oven off leaving the mugs in the oven to cool completely.