Use A Sharpie Marker To Make Your Own Custom Decorated Mugs

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Use A Sharpie Marker To Make Your Own Custom Decorated Mugs

Sharpie Mugs are a fun and easy way spruce up your morning coffee without having to spend a ton on an expensive mug. All you need to make them are white mugs (dollar store mugs work great), oil based Sharpie paint pens, craft stickers, and nail polish remover (to wipe off any mistakes). They're a really great craft option to make on a rainy weekend with your kids.

These mugs are so beautiful that you'll be tempted to keep them all for yourself! If you're feeling generous, fill them with homemade cookies, hot chocolate mix or packaged coffee beans for the perfect hostess, teacher, Mother's Day or Father's Day gifts. It's important to remember that once the design is set in the oven that these mugs are hand wash only.

We put an initial on our mug, but you can choose any design you like.

Why not try adding a heart to yours instead?

You can opt for something more simple and add a subtle design to the handle of your mugs.

How about adding some adorable stick figure faces?

The sky is basically the limit when it comes to designing and decorating your mugs. Have fun and let your creativity go wild!

Get the full directions for our mug below.

Materials Needed:

  • White mugs
  • Oil based Sharpie Paint Pen
  • Craft Stickers
  • Nail Polish Remover


Place a sticker on your mug. You can place the sticker wherever you like.

Using a Sharpie oil-based paint pen in a color of your choice, begin making dots around the edge of your sticker. Heavily concentrate your dots around the edge of the sticker. As you work your way outward, make your dots less concentrated. You can use 1 color or multiple colors (we used black and gold).

Allow time for the paint to dry.

Once the paint is dry, peel your sticker off. If you notice any mistakes after you remove your sticker, just wipe them off with a q-tip that has a bit of nail polish remover on it.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Once your oven is heated, set your mugs inside and let them "bake" for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, turn off the oven and let the mugs and oven cool down.

Enjoy your new personalized mugs!

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