Sharpie-like Mugs. So I've seen on Pinterest the DIY Sharpie mugs that you can create. Cute quotes... initials... the ideas are endless. My sister-in-law's birthday is tomorrow and my younger sister's birthday get-together is this upcoming Saturday so it gave me the perfect opportunity to try out this DIY craft! I'd make one for myself but Ty would kill me if I bought another mug that was going to somehow cram into the already overflowing cupboards. :/ So here's the inspiration idea I found on Pinterest:
mug (bought at Walmart)
stickers (you should choose a wider 'font' style... mine are pretty thin)
porcelain art pen (this was leftover from a Starbucks' mug I decorated)
Here's how I put them each together:
|Place your stickers on your mug|
|Start 'dotting' around each letter. You'll notice I left more space around each letter because my stickers were so thin. Start close and then spread out.|
|Peel off the stickers|
|Since it's my sister's 30th birthday I decided to put a small 30 so she'll remember what year it's from. :)|
|I saw this quote near the '30's' cards and thought it was fun.|
|Outlining my sister-in-laws name...again leaving space around the stickers.|
|She enjoys different teas so I saw this idea on Pinterest and decided to keep hers simple. Less is more sometimes you know?|
Once your designs are completed wait an hour (these are the directions on the porcelain pen/Starbucks instructions). After an hour you'll put them in the oven at 450' for 20 minutes. I place the mugs on a small cookie sheet to make it easier putting them in and taking out of the oven. Let them cool for 1-2 hours and you're done! Supposedly they should still be microwavable and dishwasher safe... guess I'll have to wait and see what they say?!
Now I just have to put together each mug with some goodies. I still need to gather up the goodies for my sister's mug (I'll update with pictures once I have them) but my sister-in-laws was simple because she's trying to save to buy a house! Yea! So I took a tea bag and cut a little slit and emptied the tea. I carefully tucked in some money. A much cuter way to give money... instead of just in the card don't you think!
Money tea bag:
|I'll secure the bag with a little tape inside the mug and on the outside for the piece hanging off.|