The Sharpie Mug!


 When my husband and I registered for our dinnerware for our wedding I fell in love with these square white plates and bowls. They are simple, yet beautiful. However, I wasn't fond of the plain white mugs. I loved that they were a decent size, but they were just blah! They have been sitting in my cupboard for a year and a half and never really get used since I had clear glass ones (another wedding gift!). Then I got the bright idea to decorate them.

I'm not an artist by any means, so I wasn't sure what I'd do with them, then I saw a few idea's on Pinterest. I used to be in to stamping and scrapbooking, but never really got that far with it because it was too much of a hassle to take it all out just to put it all back an hour later. But being me, I spent quite a bit of money on the supplies, that have come in handy lately!. So I trekked down to the basement and looked through my stamps. I figured I could stamp on a mug, bake it, and call it good!

WRONG! Even the "permanent ink" scratched off with a couple of washes. So this is how I decorated my mugs...and it is permanent - I promise!

Directions:
(I'll show the freehand and the stamped version)

1. Use a plain white mug you have laying around or buy one. You can get them cheap (for a dollar, ha!) at the dollar store. Or you could do this to any white dish for that matter!

2. Get a Sharpie. I suggest the normal sized ones, the "permanent marker" kind.


3. Find a design you like and draw it on with the Sharpie freehand (skip down to #4)

STAMPED DESIGN:
Okay if you are going to use a stamp follow this direction but use the same cooking direction for the Sharpie AND stamped design.

1. Find a stamp you like and use a permanent ink stamp pad.


2. Roll the stamp on. Do not lift stamp up! Careful because it will slip - so you've got one shot unless you can wipe it off real quick- and it's okay if little parts are missing since you'll Sharpie over it. 

3. Wait about a minute then go over the design with the Sharpie (this will make it permanent since the ink will scratch off)

4. COOKING FOR BOTH: Set oven to 350 degrees and cook for 25 minutes




5. Make sure you wait for the cup to cool - as it gets super hot!

6. Add coffee, tea, ice cream, wine even to you new coffee mug!

*You can also do this with the Sharpie Paint Pens! They come in metallic colors and look AMAZING!

23 comments:

  1. Cute mugs! I especially like the anchor mug! :-)

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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    1. Thank you Navy Wifey Peters! They are super easy and a great way to spice up 'blah' dishes!

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  2. They look great! Were you able to wash them in the dishwasher too?

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    1. Thank you Lisa! I currently do not have a dishwasher, but they should withstand it. I scrub mine thoroughly with an scrub brush and they haven't shown any ware. If you do this project and use the dishwasher, let me know how it works out!

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  3. This is so cute and a great idea! So happy I found this!

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    1. Katelyn - Thank you! I hope you try it- and if you do please let me know how they turned out!


      ~Victoria

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  4. Those turned out really pretty! I don't know if I could trust myself to do that to mine, but now I'm tempted to try

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    1. LaynahRose I felt the same way. Get some mugs at the Dollar Store so you wont feel bad if you mess them up. Also, if you use a baby wipe, or even a wet cloth and wipe it off right away it should come off. I practiced my design on paper first. But you should see the "love" stamp on the other side of that cup...it's a disaster! let me know how it turns out :)

      ~Victoria

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  5. Love this idea! so clever I will have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you! Have you tried it? I would love to know how it turned out!!

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  6. Aw, I just love the anchor one!! :)

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    1. Thank you!! I'm not much of an artist, but I do have a minor obsession with anchors ;) but it's wicked easy to do!

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  7. These are so AWESOME! My dad was in the navy so I have a big love for all things nautical! Thanks so much for sharing this at THE Pin It Party. I hope you are planning to come back this week! XO, ellie from creative geekery

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    1. Ellie my father and mother were both in the navy and my husband is a lobsterman, so I do too! I can't wait to come back :):)

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  8. I was wondering if you can do this with any plain mug regardless of color? Also the large packs of sharpies that come in a multitude of colors.. can you use those? I am doing this for Christmas gifts along with some home made hot cocoa mix and S'More Pops and other home made goodies. :) Email me back at Elijahsbutterfly@gmail.com

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  9. Im not sure if my previous comment or question posted so I will retype :) I was wondering if you can do this with any plain mug regardless of color? Also, the sharpie's that come in a multitude of color (usally the one that costs about 10 bucks at walmart) can you use those in all different colors to get super creative with the mugs? I am doing these as Christmas gifts for all my brother in laws and their wives and a few friends in a gift basket with some hot cocoa mix , s'more pops and other home made goodies. So I would really like to make each mug personal.... Let me know! Thanks!

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    1. Kristine! Thank you for leaving this comment. yes you can use any Sharpie! Color, metallic, big, small, any one of them. You just need a permanent ink (sharpie or stamp pad) then by cooking it, it will cure it and keep it from scratching :):) If you do them, I'd love to the see the finished project!!

      Xo,
      Victoria

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  10. There Are a few important tips to keep ink permanent. ... let design sit for at least 24 hours, then put mug in cold oven, heat to 450, then turn off oven and let it return to room temp before removing mug.... Best to hand wash, as well.

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  11. There Are a few important tips to keep ink permanent. ... let design sit for at least 24 hours, then put mug in cold oven, heat to 450, then turn off oven and let it return to room temp before removing mug.... Best to hand wash, as well.

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