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DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
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DIY and organizing a pantry (part II)
DIY and organizing a pantry (part I)
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DIY personalized birthday mug

Personalized Sharpie Mugs

Hello everyone!

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) 

DIY Sharpie mug personalized

these are the oil based Sharpie’s I bought (5 for only $9,99):

Oil based painted Sharpie

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

see in the picture below, how the tip was white and then turned black once you have followed the instructions above:oil based painted Sharpie

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.

DIY personalized mug for birthday

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!

DIY personalized mug

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.

place mug in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes to bake

Let the mug dry for at least 24 hours before washing it

Personalized Sharpie Mugs

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!

Happy Birthday personalized gift for uncle

Hope you will have a great weekend!

Thanks again for stopping by!

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Ingrid

 

 

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  • Lauren @ The Thinking Closet says:

    What a heartfelt and creative gift! I know your uncle will absolutely love this. And I appreciated learning about the oil-based sharpies. I, too, had read some not so encouraging things about the whole marker-on-mugs-then-cook-in-the-oven project…but it sounds like this method is worthwhile! Thanks for sharing! And I’m looking forward to seeing your Mother’s and Father’s Day mugs!

    April 19, 2013 at 2:53 am
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 thank you Lauren! I’m so happy to have these oil based paint Sharpie’s too and it really works on the mugs, the only problem now is: I want to write and draw on everything! ha!ha! I’m starting on those Mother’s and Father’s day a bit too early 😉

      April 19, 2013 at 12:10 pm
  • little poppits says:

    really lovely idea ingrid. xxxxx

    April 19, 2013 at 5:42 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you Teresa! I’m glad he liked it too! 🙂

      April 19, 2013 at 12:10 pm
  • misswwfashion says:

    It’s a really good idea!! I really like how your mug turned out!!!

    April 19, 2013 at 7:54 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Selma! I really like how it turned out too 🙂

      April 19, 2013 at 12:22 pm
  • kristinfrombliss says:

    Sharpie paint pens are soooo addicting!! xo Kristin

    April 19, 2013 at 7:55 am
    • now at home mom says:

      I know! 🙂 these ones are extremely addictive! I will start writing messages every where! 🙂

      April 19, 2013 at 12:26 pm
  • memyselfandkids.com says:

    Give yourself more credit. The Candiens logo looks pretty good.
    I think I could actually do this – though I don’t know if I ever will.
    The other day I was w/my wife at an AC Moore. I was one of the only guys there. I actually thought of you/your site. There was all this craft stuff there.

    April 19, 2013 at 8:21 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! Thank you very much Larry! 🙂 I’m really happy you liked my Canadiens logo!!! Yes, I’m sure you could do this project; maybe for a gift? You know, I bring hubby with me over at Michael’s and he’s always the only guy there; it’s cool you both keep company to your wives 🙂 I would love to have an A.C. Moore over here but we don’t, we only have Michael’s 🙂 thanks again Larry!

      April 19, 2013 at 12:31 pm
      • memyselfandkids.com says:

        To be honest, I did not go happily and was very happy when we could go.
        Good luck to the Canadiens in the playoffs.

        April 19, 2013 at 5:16 pm
        • now at home mom says:

          ha!ha! 🙂 you are too funny! Thank you for the Canadiens, we are big fans over here! 🙂

          April 19, 2013 at 6:50 pm
          • memyselfandkids.com says:

            Tough season for me and the rest of the Flyers fans.

            April 21, 2013 at 12:08 am
          • now at home mom says:

            🙁 Yes, I know! I don’t follow hockey anymore! now I know they are playing tonight and my brothers and my father are excited! 🙂

            April 23, 2013 at 8:15 pm
          • memyselfandkids.com says:

            Good luck.

            April 23, 2013 at 9:00 pm
          • now at home mom says:

            🙂 thanks! They lost yesterday! 🙁 sorry for the late replies, I haven’t had much time in my computer these last days!

            April 24, 2013 at 1:09 pm
  • mtetar says:

    Wonderfully made, Ingrid! Thank you so much for the extra DIY on preserving it is so helpful. like like this project very much and the info on the New Sharpie Pens. Thanks for alway sharing fun and helpful projects. Be Blessed, Mtetar

    April 19, 2013 at 8:30 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Mtetar for your lovely comment! 🙂 I’m really happy you enjoyed this one! & glad to have mentioned the tip about these markers, I was very surprised when I opened them! 🙂

      April 19, 2013 at 12:35 pm
  • Cul de Sac says:

    I’m sure he’s indeed the best hockey player 😉 what a wonderful gift! Love it!! Have a nice and (finally) sunny AND warm day!!

    April 19, 2013 at 8:51 am
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 Thank you so much Josee! 🙂 He really liked it because he really LOVES hockey! Oh! so glad today is a warmer day but it’s cloudy right now! I will still enjoy this day and hope you are enjoying yours too! Take care Josee! 🙂

      April 19, 2013 at 12:37 pm
  • ohlidia says:

    It is indeed an wonderful gift to give! They would make great teacher gifts as well. I hope you have a great week-end Ingrid, and let’s keep our fingers crossed that we will have the weather that will allow you to get to your outdoor projects!

    April 19, 2013 at 9:00 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Lidia! so true; this would make the perfect teacher gift! 🙂 (I will make one for myself today! ha!ha!) oh! yes, I hope this weekend I will be able to “spray-paint” outside I would love to work on my son’s craft table (hope it won’t rain) Thank you again Lidia and I hope you will have a wonderful weekend too! 🙂

      April 19, 2013 at 12:40 pm
  • Green Door Hospitality says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this tutorial Ingrid! I have really enjoyed the idea of making personalized mugs for gifts for awhile now, but was very concerned with the dishwashing aspect. This is perfect! Thanks 🙂
    Kenley

    April 19, 2013 at 9:08 am
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 Thank you so much Kenley! 🙂 I’m really happy you loved this tutorial & hope you will give it a try too! These Sharpie’s come in different fun colors that you can choose from! Thanks again Kenley!!! 🙂

      April 19, 2013 at 12:44 pm
  • Christina @ Floridays Mom says:

    I didn’t know there was such a thing as oil based sharpies.. that’s too cool! I make one of those photo mugs for my husband every year from our son for father’s day. Now that he’s 3 I think it would be so sweet for him to color him one this year, but like you said, I didn’t want it to wash off. This is perfect! I’ll be doing this come father’s day for sure!!! Thanks for sharing!

    April 19, 2013 at 10:08 am
    • now at home mom says:

      For Father’s day it will be perfect, I’m making one for my dad too! I think your son will enjoy drawing on a mug and then giving it to his dad as a gift! the mug would look so nice and I’m sure your husband would love it too! glad that now you know about these oil based paint Sharpie’s! Hope you will have a great weekend Christina! 🙂

      April 19, 2013 at 12:47 pm
  • ourlifeinaction says:

    Aww this is so cute! You take such pretty pictures by the way.

    April 19, 2013 at 12:53 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 thank you very much Gabriella! thanks for the pictures, so happy you liked them 😉

      April 19, 2013 at 12:59 pm
  • ourlifeinaction says:

    Yummy! Hey total sidenote but did you do something different with your site? Looking good 😀

    April 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 thanks Gabriella for noticing! yes I did, last weekend I worked on the side bar; I added buttons with pictures 🙂 thank you Gabriella, you are always so kind!

      April 19, 2013 at 1:06 pm
  • easycraftsforchildren says:

    What a great idea Ingrid, I love working with sharpies and that is so fun and easy to make it.
    A wonderful gift for your brother !

    April 19, 2013 at 1:17 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Izabel! 🙂 I’m so glad, I finally gave this a try; it’s a project I’ve been wanting to do for a long time! 🙂

      April 19, 2013 at 2:31 pm
  • Lora @ Craftivity Designs says:

    So cute & fun Ingrid! I’ve tried this with regular sharpies but it looks like oil based might be a better option!

    April 19, 2013 at 2:39 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much Lora! glad you liked it! 🙂 Yes, with these you will be able to put your mugs in the dishwasher! 🙂

      April 19, 2013 at 2:42 pm
  • thethingaboutjoan says:

    I love this project. Love it! I am going to see if I can find some oil-based Sharpies pronto, because our Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up and this mug would be perfect! Thanks for posting it!

    April 19, 2013 at 3:53 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Joan! I’m super happy you liked it very much! 🙂 I’m sure the teachers will appreciated it! Try to get them at Michael’s if you can, in my area they were on liquidation 🙂 Hope you guys are doing well!

      April 19, 2013 at 4:23 pm
  • motherhoodisanart says:

    I never heard of the oil-based Sharpies! I can’t wait to find some! The other ones really do not work which reminds me I need to edit one of my posts! Last summer the kids and I did the “Sharpie plates” and I posted it on my blog but after a month it started washing off. I need to edit that post stating that it washes off and to use the oil-based ones! Thanks Ingrid! The cup looks magnificent!

    April 20, 2013 at 7:18 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Melissa! 🙂 True, then I read comments that it washes off and these ones are supposed to last! 🙂 I got mine at Michael’s; hope you will get them too! 🙂 Hope you are having a beautiful weekend!

      April 20, 2013 at 12:50 pm
  • kalamitykelli says:

    Thank you so much for doing the research on this! I’ve been wanting to do a mug for everyone from my grandest son but I must have read all the same reviews as you! 🙂 I’m pinning this to my DIY board so when I find those pins – I will do it right away!

    April 20, 2013 at 7:46 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Really glad I could help Kelli! 🙂 & thank you, I’m glad you liked it and I know what you mean, I want to start making these for everyone in my family too! 🙂

      April 20, 2013 at 12:51 pm
  • Julia @ cuckoo4design says:

    Such a cute and special present!

    April 20, 2013 at 9:59 am
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 thank you Julia!

      April 20, 2013 at 12:51 pm
  • Kelly @ Corner of Main says:

    Cute!
    I am having a DIY link-up party every Monday in May. I hope you can come check out the details and link up!

    April 22, 2013 at 9:28 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Kelly! Yes, of course, thank you so much for the invite! I will be there! I just visited your lovely blog, I will subscribe soon! 🙂

      April 24, 2013 at 1:10 pm
  • Kelly @ View Along the Way says:

    What a sweet gift idea! I know he’ll love it!

    April 22, 2013 at 9:30 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Kelly! 🙂 glad you liked it and yes, he really loved it! 🙂

      April 24, 2013 at 1:11 pm
  • Krista @thehappyhousie says:

    Ingrid, I LOVE this! I tried making this around Christmas time as gifts but they did wash off. I am SO thrilled to read your tip about using an OIL based sharpie instead of just a regular one. Now my mug-making problems are solved. I will be looking for those markers at Michaels next time I go. Thanks so much!!
    Krista

    April 22, 2013 at 9:35 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Glad, I found them and was able to share this with everyone! 🙂 I hope you will try it soon! You are right, it’s a fun and thoughtful project for Christmas and you want to keep these words written on the mug without worrying about it! 😉

      April 24, 2013 at 1:14 pm
  • Crystal @ 29 Rue House says:

    This is really sweet Ingrid!

    April 22, 2013 at 10:58 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Crystal! 🙂

      April 24, 2013 at 1:15 pm
  • D@TheShadyPorch says:

    Hi Ingrid! Thanks for sharing this at the Shady Porch Rock N share party! I learned something new…I did not know that it took a special oil-based Sharpie! Good to know…glad I hadn’t tried this yet or mine would have been a total fail! Hope to see you again this week! Blessings, D

    April 23, 2013 at 2:28 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      So happy, you learned something from this post! so did I, I google about this, until I found out about these Sharpies! 🙂 I also found out about “porcelain pen”; it’s permanent too! 🙂

      April 24, 2013 at 5:03 pm
  • The Porto Bellas says:

    Love this idea! Go Habs Go 😉
    -JulieC

    April 23, 2013 at 4:46 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thanks Julie! 🙂 YAY! Go Habs Go! sad they lost yesterday! 🙁

      April 24, 2013 at 1:23 pm
  • Amy Mayen says:

    Ingrid, I didn’t even know oil based sharpies existed. What a cute gift!!

    April 24, 2013 at 12:44 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Amy! I’m glad you liked it! I didn’t even know about these either until I “google” them, so happy I found them!

      April 24, 2013 at 1:26 pm
  • KC @ Real Coake says:

    I’ve never seen that type of sharpie! Very neat and great gift idea.
    Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.
    KC

    April 25, 2013 at 10:20 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you KC, glad you like it! 🙂

      April 29, 2013 at 7:18 pm
  • Calling it Home (@callingithome) says:

    I love this. Are the oil based one’s different than the regular sharpies? My daughter and her friends would love to make these. Great idea, and the perfect gift.

    April 29, 2013 at 12:21 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Linda! yes, these Sharpie’s are different, the ones we usually find every where they are: water based and if you used them to decorate the mugs; it will fade away in the dishwasher. I found mine at Michael’s; liquidation but they were also available at Deserres store (store for art and crafts, here in Montreal). It’s was a fun project too!

      April 29, 2013 at 7:28 pm
  • Christine says:

    LOVE The mug! What a wonderful gift!! GO HABS GO!!!

    April 29, 2013 at 9:26 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much Christine 🙂 GO HABS GO! they are playing this coming Thursday! YAY! 🙂

      April 29, 2013 at 9:29 pm
  • Alex @ northstory says:

    WOOHOO!! A Canadiana mug to boot! Now that’s a cool gift for a Habs fan.

    April 30, 2013 at 6:36 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Alex! 🙂 they are playing this Thursday! can’t wait! my father and brothers are both big fans! 🙂

      April 30, 2013 at 6:41 pm
  • Kathy Moody says:

    Such a sweet and thoughtful idea! I love that it’s simple but so personal and meaningful. Thank You so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week! Happy Friday!
    Hugs,
    Kathy

    May 3, 2013 at 10:41 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Kathy! glad you like this gift! 🙂

      May 3, 2013 at 11:16 am

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