DIY Sharpie Mugs




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Intro: DIY Sharpie Mugs

Materials Needed:


scrapbook stickers or tape

oil based sharpie pens (normal sharpies will wash off in the dishwasher and over time)

Step 1: Place the Stickers or Tape

Place scrapbook stickers or tape wherever they are wanted on the mug. (Place the stickers or tape carefully because after this step, you cannot move them).

Step 2: Artsy Time

Fill in the area around the sticker with dots (or whatever you want). You can add a second color if wanted. If you mess up use a q-tip with rubbing alcohol to remove any unwanted design.

Step 3: In the Oven

Remove stickers or tape.Turn your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and set your mug inside for 30 minutes. Make sure that the mugs are vented.

Step 4: All Finished

Let your mugs cool, and then you have completed your DIY Sharpie Mug.



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    4 Discussions


    2 years ago

    That is soo cool. Thanks for giving me an idea for my pottery mugs.


    2 years ago

    The lighter color of the mug with a high contrast marker seems to work out best! Nice Instructable! So these are just ceramic already glazed and fired mugs, as the oven or kiln would have to be what 1500- - 2000 degrees F? I don't know what temps are used. My parents did the ceramics, I never got into it. I did "flatwork."


    2 years ago

    So clear and concise! And nice photos. Also thanks for mentioning the need for oil- based sharpies; I've been wanting to do this for awhile but have been confused about the right kind of marker to use.


    2 years ago

    So cool! I did the same thing if you want to check it out :)