I went to Costco the other day just to show my friend Ann-marie around (who doesn’t love a nose round Costco, that place is BRILLIANT!). I don’t think I’ve ever wandered round there and not bought something random.
So my random purchase this time (along with some pillows, tealights and mouthwash) was some colourful sharpie markers.
Hmmm… I thought to myself, what could I make with these?
DIY Sharpie marker mugs!
So I took myself over to The Range also and bought a couple of plain white mugs and some sticky letters (I wanted plain ones, but they only had these jazzy gold glittery ones). I have seen this technique somewhere else before, I thought maybe A Beautiful Mess, but I couldn’t see it on their blog. Let me know if you know where I originally saw it!
I find craft projects go a lot better if they’re accompanied by a cup of tea, some Bitsa Wispa and re-runs of Modern Family!
I decided to make one for my Dad, and one for my Mum, in suitably (rather sexist) boy colours and girl colours.
So it’s all very simple. Just draw your pattern on the mug, then place in a cold oven and turn it on to 175 degrees. Once it hits 175, leave it on for half and hour, then turn it off and let the mugs cool in the oven.
These should be fine to wash by hand (I wouldn’t scrub too hard). I don’t think they’re dishwasher safe though.
What do you think? I love these, especially because they don’t really require any particular level of artistic talent. Everyone can do little dots pretty well! Have you tried making Sharpie marker mugs yourself?