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Cost Effective DIY Gifts Idea : Monogram Sharpie Mugs

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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DIY Cost Effective Gift Idea for Any Occasion! DIY Sharpie Mugs with Oil Based Sharpies and Mugs from the 99 cent store at www.artsandclassy.com

Supplies you will need for this project:

Step 1 – Wash your Mug(s) and peel of the bottom stickers.

DIY Cost Effective Gift Idea for Any Occasion! DIY Sharpie Mugs with Oil Based Sharpies and Mugs from the 99 cent store at www.artsandclassy.com

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. 

DIY Cost Effective Gift Idea for Any Occasion! DIY Sharpie Mugs with Oil Based Sharpies and Mugs from the 99 cent store at www.artsandclassy.com

Step 3 – Once you cut out the letters, stick them to the mugs in the place that you like.

DIY Cost Effective Gift Idea for Any Occasion! DIY Sharpie Mugs with Oil Based Sharpies and Mugs from the 99 cent store at www.artsandclassy.com

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. 

DIY Cost Effective Gift Idea for Any Occasion! DIY Sharpie Mugs with Oil Based Sharpies and Mugs from the 99 cent store at www.artsandclassy.com

Step 5 – Like in pointillism in art, you will take your sharpie and dot all around the perimeter of the letter sticker. 

DIY Cost Effective Gift Idea for Any Occasion! DIY Sharpie Mugs with Oil Based Sharpies and Mugs from the 99 cent store at www.artsandclassy.com

Step 6 – After the black layer dried, I went back over the sticker with the gold oil sharpie. 

DIY Cost Effective Gift Idea for Any Occasion! DIY Sharpie Mugs with Oil Based Sharpies and Mugs from the 99 cent store at www.artsandclassy.com

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. 

DIY Cost Effective Gift Idea for Any Occasion! DIY Sharpie Mugs with Oil Based Sharpies and Mugs from the 99 cent store at www.artsandclassy.com

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?

DIY Cost Effective Gift Idea for Any Occasion! DIY Sharpie Mugs with Oil Based Sharpies and Mugs from the 99 cent store at www.artsandclassy.com

For my lady friends, I included some cute nail polishes with the mug. Let me tell you, they LOVED all of it.

DIY Cost Effective Gift Idea for Any Occasion! DIY Sharpie Mugs with Oil Based Sharpies and Mugs from the 99 cent store at www.artsandclassy.com

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?

Keep it Classy, Meredith

Join the discussion 2 Comments

  • These are so cute, I love how big you made the monogram and wrapped it around the mug. Now… What can I make these for!? haha. Thanks for sharing at Create It Thursday, I’m pinning for later 🙂

    • Meredith says:

      Hi Jamie! I am so happy you found me through that fabulous link party! I am elated that you love the project and I hope you can try it soon. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by my page.