Introduction: Lovely Custom Mugs

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Hey momoluvers, it's Momo and today I'll be showing you how to make these super adorable mugs that make perfect gifts for anyone this season! It's Christmas time and if you're stuck looking for an awesome and super cheap gift, then I suggest trying this out. These mugs are super cheap and super easy. enjoy :)

Step 1: Supplies

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You will need:
1. Letters printed on paper
2. Rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer
3. Scissors
4. Glue
5. Over-safe mugs (I got mine at target for 2$ each)
6. Sharpies (black or gold because other colors change in the oven)

Step 2: Preparation

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Use the hand sanitizer to wipe down the mug for a clean drawing slate

Cut out one of the letters carefully and glue it onto the mug lightly

Step 3: Dots !

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First outline the letter in small dots

Then create dots in a circle around the letter

Fill in the remaining white space with tiny dots that completely cover the circle

Step 4: Clean It Up

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Lightly remove the paper letter and use a damp cloth to wipe the mug free of glue residue.

Step 5: Baking

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Baking your mugs will assure the sharpie will not come off

Place your mugs in the oven (not heated up)

Then set the oven to 425*F and put on a timer for 30 minutes

After the 30 minutes, turn off the heat and crack the oven door slightly, for about an hour

Step 6: 完

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You can purchase packets of hot chocolate mix and stick it in the finished mug with a candy cane and some marshmallows for a yummy touch! I hope y'all enjoy this and have fun making it!

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kylegilbert (author)2016-01-02

Great idea!

Jlsmits3 (author)2015-12-23

what would the glue be for? Was there a step missing?

jeanniel1 (author)2015-12-21

I like the idea, but am wondering how long the Sharpie dots will last after several washings. Any idea?

momoluv (author)jeanniel12015-12-23

See my comment below for a bit more information, also, hand washing might be more safe to try!

Jenofindlay (author)2015-12-20

I tried this and the sharpie still came off, any ideas why?

momoluv (author)Jenofindlay 2015-12-23

Wow. I'm super sorry about that. I gave the mugs to my friends so I don't know if the wash off (hopefully not!) but try drying the mugs for a day or two. Then put them in a cool oven and set the heat to 425 and bake for an hour. Hopefully this helps!

morethan2 (author)2015-12-16

Those are gorgeous! You just solved my last minute gift dilemma. Store bought impersonal or handcrafted love by me? Hmmm....?

Magzzee (author)2015-12-14

Wow beautiful custom Mugs & looks so easy, thank you!

mr_marte (author)2015-12-14

I like this idea because, besides the mugs, just about all of us already have Sharpies and access to an oven. So you can really just come up with a design and not have to buy anything else. Thanks for sharing. :-)

Battlespeed (author)2015-12-13

Google "dishwasher-safe glass paint" and you'll find a number of products you can use - DecoArt color pens, for instance. Most involve baking to set the paint or dye before going in the dishwasher.

Battlespeed (author)Battlespeed2015-12-13

Meant to mention: Delta Glass Paints don't require oven-setting, and there's another that sets by applying an accompanying clear gloss over the painted area but I can't remember the name of it.

Simran Sharma (author)2015-12-12


dan3008 (author)2015-12-12

so baking the mugs stops the sharpie coming off? thats cool. Does it work to keep it dishwasher safe too?

momoluv (author)dan30082015-12-12

Yep! Pretty cool huh?

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