Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Pinterest Yay or Pinterest Nay?

So, I LOVE pinterest. They have so many cool things that I want to try, but not sure how they will turn out. So, as I try them, I will review them on my blog in "Pinterest Yay or Pinterest Nay?"

Sharpie Mug

So, Pinterest claims you can take a sharpie, any sharpie, and draw on a white porcelain mug, and bake it in your oven for a sweet, new, personalized mug. Great for gifts, teachers, etc. I went to the dollar store and bought the last three coffee mugs they had. I had seen some cute mugs they were selling on etsy that I thought I could easily reproduce with this project for way less than the $25 a piece price tag etsy was charging.

I chose to do "1/2 my heart is in" mugs to send to my mom and dad. I printed off the outline of the state of Ohio and Arizona (I made one for myself too ;) ). Then, I set about looking for the directions on my "Crafty McCrafterson" board on Pinterest. I found where I pinned it a few times (I must have really liked the idea lol) However they had slightly different directions. So, after consulting "Dr. Google" as well, I came up with these directions:

  1. You could probably use any color mug, but white was what I chose to start with
  2. Regular sharpie CAN work, but you need to really use the "Paint Pen" Sharpies that are OIL BASED
  3. After you are finished with your mug, you need to bake it in a PREHEATED oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Then, turn off the oven and walk away. LET THEM COOL IN THE OVEN. I did mine right before we went to bed. They cooled all night long in the oven
I rubbed my fingers along the paint the next day. It seems to be on there for good, however, I don't really want to trust it to the dishwasher. I will be hand washing my mugs, and will tell my parents to do so as well. As an after thought, you probably could put some clear coat over the paint too and bake them again if you are really worried about it. (I'm not....)

This is how they turned out:
my curtains are sexy, admit it....

So, in my opinion? This is a PINTEREST YAY!!!! :)

1 comment:

Sarah said...

That's so cool! I can't wait to try it! I'm thinking my kids will want to try making them too. :)