Need a quick and easy little happy for someone?
I've been eyeing these mugs for the past year on Pinterest. I just knew they had to be harder than they were made to look. Tutorials I was reading must have been leaving something out.
Here's how to make these darling and super easy Sharpie mugs...
mugs (Dollar Tree purchase)
Sharpie markers (oil base is best)
fingernail polish remover or alcohol
First, wipe the mugs with alcohol or fingernail polish remover to remove any grease/dirt/oil.
You can find all sorts of ideas on Pinterest, just search "sharpie mugs". Find your favorite phrase, picture, or Bible verse to put on your mug.
Begin writing away to make your creation.
I asked my daughter to do all of the writing since my handwriting is that of a second grader...better know as chicken scratch. Yep, that's my handwriting. Anyway, back to my daughter's penmanship. It is amazing and she can copy any font you put in front of her. That pretty much rocks when you need something written neatly.
We used tape to help keep lines straight on our mugs.
If you decide you do not like your masterpiece or there is something not quite right, simply dab a paper towel in the fingernail polish remover and wipe. The Sharpie comes right off.
Once you have your design complete, set your mug aside for 24 hours. (I have not tested this part but most tutorials recommend waiting 24 hours before baking, so wait I did). After 24 hours, pop them into a cold oven. Turn oven onto 425 degrees, once the oven has reached that temp., bake for 25 minutes. Turn oven off allowing the mugs to remain in the oven to cool slowly.
Fill with candy, hot chocolate mix and marshmallows, coffee, etc., wrap in tissue paper or burlap and place in cellophane bag with a cute ribbon and you have a "little something" for your child's teacher, mailman, coworker, therapist, etc.