Actually, this post was supposed to be posted in December but since I became too busy, I totally forgot about it. Sorry again 😦
These Sharpie Mugs were ordered by a friend to gift officemates on their Christmas party.
Sharpies, cheap white mugs, huge cooking vessel with a lid(if no oven), ethyl alcohol, pieces of cotton balls, pencil, blank paper, scissors
Note: I don’t have an oven. I baked them in a huge cooking vessel with a lid on medium to low fire for an hour 😛
- I washed the mugs to remove dirt then dry.
- I browsed on the internet for some cute designs as inspiration for my mugs designs.
- I directly drew on the mugs. I used the ethyl alcohol dropped in a piece of cotton ball in erasing when it was needed.*You can also draw your design first on a piece of paper then scribble VERY HARD the backside(of the drawing) then place the paper on top of the area of the mug where you want the design to be placed with the scribbled part under then start tracing over your drawing(like stenciling). The pencil led will get stuck on the mug which will give you the chance to trace that using your sharpie and get an awesome outcome! SMART!
- I let them dry overnight then started baking not in an oven but on a stove(I am so smart 😛 ). I heated the vessel first then filled in my mugs and covered. At first, it was in medium fire then I lowered it. I waited for 1 hour then cooled them down. If you have an oven, you are lucky! The oven baking varies in time. I am really not sure. I am just sharing how I baked mine.
- Tested them for washing. I hand-washed them with dishwashing soap and sponge but I get rid of the design as much as possible. It worked. The designs didn’t fade!
I hope you learned something unusual ^_^, sweeties!