How to make your own Sharpie Mug
I’m all about the “How to do” right now. I’ve seen tons of the adorable painted mugs so the Kiddo and I decided to try it out ourselves. These Sharpie mugs were incredibility easy to paint and to set.
White coffee mug (works best with non-glazed mugs) We used the glazed kind because we couldn’t find non-glazed this time.
Oil Based Sharpies – this is key – it must be oil based to set well on the cups and not was off easily
Stickers or templates – for the lettering or design – optional
Clean the cups well by cleaning with alcohol. Make sure there are no oils from your hands on the cup or the Sharpie may not set well and will chip off.
Design the cup. If you want to have open lettering and open spots use letter or shape stickers and make your dots over them.
Use oil based paint markers. The oil based markers will bake onto the cup. Regular Sharpies or permanent markers will flake and chip when washed.
I painted my dots starting with a + pattern and then filling in with crossing lines. You could also spiral the dots out.
I used green and purple for the back side of my cup.
Once the Sharpie is fully dry peel the stickers away and you have your lettering or monogram.
Use stickers in fun shapes to leave an open space to write a fun word or saying.
Let the cups dry for 24 hours before baking the paint on. Letting the paint dry completely will help the heat to set the oil based paint and keep it from bubbling or peeling later.
Bake at 250* for 2 hours any less time and the paint will not set as well any longer and the paint and cup will begin to change color.
As with any hand painted item the paint may chip a bit. If using oil based markers and following the baking instructions the potential chipping can be minor to nonexistent.
I love the Kiddo’s Need coffee bunny and so far no chipping.
I looked for my favorite big almost bowl sized coffee mugs but couldn’t find any in white. Do you have a favorite coffee mug style?
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