I love making DIY gifts for friends. The thought and the time it takes to make a gift for someone makes the gift all the more memorable to those you are gifting to.
I made these fun Sharpie mugs for my friends and family this past Christmas and they were a huge hit! Since these DIY gifts are good for all occasions and for both men and women, I decided to share them with you all to try them out.
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Supplies you will need for this project:
- White mugs from the Dollar Tree
- Oil-Based Sharpie Mug
- Sticker Paper or you can use Die Cut Stickers
- An Oven Pre-Heated at 350 degrees
Wash your Mug(s) and peel off the bottom stickers.
Create the monogram you want in Photoshop with whatever font you choose and print it onto the sticker paper. Cut out the letters with scissors.
Once you cut out the letters, stick them to the mugs in the place that you like.
Take out your oil-based Sharpies and choose the color you want to start with. I wanted mine to be simple and elegant, so I stuck with black and gold.
Like in pointillism in art, you will take your Sharpie and dot all around the perimeter of the letter sticker.
After the black layer dried, I went back over the sticker with the gold oil sharpie.
Once you get the look you want and all layers dry, you can peel the sticker off of the mug. As stated above, make sure to preheat your oven to 350 degrees. You will bake your mugs for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
Once baked for 30 minutes, make sure to allow the mug time to cool.
Another Tip! Make sure to tell whomever you are giving the mug to… to hand wash only to make the design last longer.
I added a little personality to some of my guy friend’s mugs. Mugstache anyone?
For my lady friends, I included some cute nail polishes with the mug. Let me tell you, they LOVED all of it.
All in all, this project was a hit and I wanted to share it with you all to try it! Let me know what you all think. Would you try and make these?
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