I love making diy gifts for friends.
I find that 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 it with you all to try it out.
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Supplies you will need for this project:
- White mugs from the dollar store
- Oil Based Sharpie Mug
- Sticker Paper
- Photoshop or Canva.com
- An Oven Pre Heated at 350 degrees
Step 1 – Wash your Mug(s) and peel of the bottom stickers.
Step 2 – Create the monogram you want in photoshop with whatever font you choose and print onto the sticker paper. Cut out the letters with scissors.
Step 3 – Once you cut out the letters, stick them to the mugs in the place that you like.
Step 4 – 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.
Step 5 – Like in pointillism in art, you will take your sharpie and dot all around the perimeter of the letter sticker.
Step 6 – After the black layer dried, I went back over the sticker with the gold oil sharpie.
Step 7 – 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 for 350 degrees. You will bake your mugs for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
Step 8 – Once baked for 30 minutes, make sure to allow the mugs 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 the 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?