Tuesday, May 21, 2013

DIY- Sharpie Mugs


For Mother's Day, my mom was actually vacationing at the Rivera Maya, and I didn't get to spend the day with her. I kind of had scattered gifts for her. First, I had given her an early gift. It was a fun chunky necklace. I thought it was perfect for vacationing, so that's why I gave it to her early. Then, my siblings and I made a photo book with pictures we took all together, including my cute little nephews. The only thing was...it shipped late. (I should be getting it today.) And lastly, I had planned to make a DIY personalized gift. Fun mugs!

My momma is the reason I am a big coffee drinker. My mom drinks her coffee with milk and sugar. So to her, there was no harm giving me coffee at 14 years old. It tasted sweet, but that was the end of me, of course. Even before I got married and lived at home, my mom always had a coffee pot going for both of us. Coffee is our thing.  So I wanted to make something meaningful and cute.

Last year, I saw a blog post on A Beautiful Mess that was a DIY sharpie mug set. It gave me an idea to make something similar, but of course in gold and my own design.  It's so very easy.

First, I bought a couple mugs from the 99 cent store and some fine tip metallic sharpies. Project is less than $5!

 Then just start writing, drawing, or whatever your little heart desires. I actually had no idea where I was going with the mug, and just started with a cute banner since my mom like those, and I do too! 

I almost wrote "Happy Mother's Day", but I wanted my mom to use it all year long. So I went with "cafe con leche" (coffee with milk) 

Once I was done with designing them, it was time to bake. I put it in the oven before it was on, and turned up the heat at 350. I left it in for 30 minutes total. (including the time it was in preheat)

After it cooled off, I washed it to make sure it was fine. And it was! The marker stayed on! Woo hoo!

I guess I was so happy with the result, I did more! I wish had more time to think of a great design, but I was pretty satisfied and I know my mom will love them!

I think I will be making some for my house now. I am digging these mugs, and so inexpensive to make!

XOXO- Priscilla

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