DIY Sharpie Mug

The DIY sharpie mug has made its way around pinterest, and I was always skeptical if it worked. I had read so many blogs about how the sharpie washed right off and I did not want to waste my money on something that did not work, even if I thought it was super cute!

BUT after seeing so many other blogs say that oil-based sharpies worked, I just had to give it a try.

These are the type of sharpies that you will want to find..I got mine at Michaels with a coupon.  They were a little pricey, but I wanted the fun colors.

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I grabbed a few mugs from target, and went to town. I was not to sure on the design, but I knew I wanted a quote.  So I searched the web and decided on “I have completely fallen for you, everything you do, everything you say, and everything you are.”

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I typed it up and found a font I liked and just used that as a reference when I was writing it

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Directions for Baking:

I read somewhere that it is recommended to let your design dry for 24 hours, so I did that.

  1. Place mug on a baking sheet, and put in the oven.
  2. Then turn the oven on to 425 degrees.  You want the mugs to start out cold and rise with the temperature to prevent cracking.
  3. Turn on a timer for 30 minutes, and after the 30 minutes is up turn off the oven but allow the cups to cool off in the oven, again to prevent cracking.

That’s all you have to do.

NOTE: The color changed big time during the baking…

Before we have a purple…

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after… PINK! Luckily, I still like this color, but I was definitely shocked.

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I will keep you all posted with how it does through the washing machine

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