It’s Friday and I couldn’t be happier, finally the weekend is almost here! I hope you all had a great week. Today I’m sharing with you this easy DIY project and tutorial; how to personalize a mug with an oil based Sharpie
Yesterday, April 18th was my younger brother’s birthday! Happy Birthday R! We love you a lot! I’m sure he’s embarrassed of his big sister right now!
I wanted to offer him a gift from my son and what better way to do this then by personalizing a mug on behalf of Nate.
I’ve seen different tutorials on this topic but then I started reading the comments from other bloggers who also tried this project and on how it washes off, once they put it in the dishwasher. I didn’t want to take that risk, I wanted these words written in this mug to last as long as the mug. I did my research and many people out there strongly recommend to either use an oil based painted Sharpie or a porcelain pen. I was very lucky to have found these oil based paint Sharpie’s on sale at Michael’s last week.
Before, we start this small tutorial, these are the materials needed for this project:
- a mug
- oil based paint Sharpie (they have a great selection of colors to choose from)
these are the oil based Sharpie’s I bought (5 for only $9,99):
First time using these oil based paint Sharpie’s, I was surprised that the tip of the marker was white but then I read the following instructions:
- remove the cap
- with marker in tip up position, depress point with finger
- recap and shake well to mix paint
- depress marker point several times on surface to saturate point
Once your marker(s) are ready to be used, start decorating the mug however you want; write a personal message or draw something fun! I had fun trying to draw the “Montreal Canadians hockey logo”, my brother is a big fan, I knew he would love this.
see the “Montreal Canadians hockey logo” below the message? Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out the way I wanted to! I obviously can’t draw! I practiced on paper several times, which I recommend you do as well. Stencilling your messages and drawings would look so much better, I will consider this idea for another gift. I bought several other mugs like this one because I intent on making more of these for special occasions such as “mother’s day or father’s day”. I can’t wait to start preparing my mom’s coffee mug. I won’t forget to show it to you!
Once, you are done decorating the mug, place it on a baking sheet, put it inside the oven and only then set your oven at 350 degrees. Set your timer for 30 minutes.
Let the mug dry for at least 24 hours before washing it
Voila, you now have your personalized mug; to give as a gift or keep one for yourself! Hope you enjoyed this easy and fun tutorial as much as I enjoyed making it. My brother was very happy and was bragging to everyone that “he was indeed, the best hockey player! ”
Hope you will have a great weekend!
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