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:
- You could probably use any color mug, but white was what I chose to start with
- Regular sharpie CAN work, but you need to really use the "Paint Pen" Sharpies that are OIL BASED
- 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
This is how they turned out:
|my curtains are sexy, admit it....|
So, in my opinion? This is a PINTEREST YAY!!!! :)