DIY Sharpie Marker Mug

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DIY Sharpie Marker Mug

sharpie marker mug

OMG!  My new mug!  I am so in love with it!  I love it even MORE because I MADE the design on it.

This past weekend I got to spend a day crafting my little heart out with friends.  One of those gals wanted to try to make a “Sharpie” mug – an idea that she had seen floating around on Pinterest.

3 of us ended up making these mugs.  It was so simple!  All you need is a mug (ours already had the stripes on them) and an oil based Sharpie paint marker.

oil based sharpie paint marker

Now, we used our Silhouette machines to cut letters out of vinyl.  This is not required – you could use any sort of vinyl sticker that has your desired shape or design on it.

I cut a lowercase letter D (about 2.5″ tall) out with my Silhouette and stuck it onto my mug.

Using the Sharpie marker, I made a whole bunch of dots around the letter.  They are super-concentrated along the letter lines, then they spread out a little.

sharpie mug with vinyl

After you have the dots to your liking, CAREFULLY peel the vinyl off.  Take special care NOT to touch the paint as it will smear.

Place your mug in the oven and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.  (We placed our mugs directly on the oven racks.)  Baking the mugs helps the paint to adhere permanently to the ceramic.

Such a fun and easy project!

sharpie marker mug

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