My goodness, can you believe that we are only a week away from Christmas? With Christmas just around the corner, I thought some of you might be able to use a good gift idea. I've been obsessing over this craft project that I've been seeing on Pinterest and today I was finally ready to give it a try. It's a handmade sharpie mug.
If your interested in learning how, all you'll need is a white mug and either a sharpie or a sharpie paint marker. I used a regular sharpie and I found my mugs at the Dollar Store. Just be sure to wash them before you start creating your 'masterpiece.'
Draw your design. I chose a snowman design that I saw online, but you can customize your mug any way you want to. Oh and don't worry, it you mess up, just wash it off and start all over again. It isn't until you bake it that the design stays on permanently.
I'm not an artist by a long shot, but the snowman looked easy enough.
I have to say, these mugs are incredibly easy and were so much fun to make. My daughter was supposed to create a mug, too, but the design she chose was a bit more complicated. Since it wasn't turning out quite the way she thought it would, she washed it all off and decided to start over tomorrow.
No, my mug isn't perfect at all. I actually made the smile too wide and hubby thought his nose should have been a little bigger. I'm still happy with the way it turned out and here's what the mug looks like now.
One last thing... people have reported the marker washing off in the dishwasher. If this is a project you're interested in trying, it's recommended that you hand wash it to keep your design intact.
Well, thanks again for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your week. Blessings... :)