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Sharpie projects have been trending all year, but we hadn’t gotten to give ’em a try until recently!  We shared this post as part of the P&G Have You Tried This Yet program, but it’s perfect for a last minute Mother’s Day or Teacher Appreciation Week gift!!
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What’s a DIYer to do when it comes to getting her Mom something for Mother’s Day? Well, DIY a gift, of course! We love a gift that is thoughtful and handmade, and this easy project is both! Plus, no special artistic skills are needed!

These mugs are super easy to make and can be customized in a million different ways. Fill with your mom’s favorite tea, candy or even fresh flowers for a sweet Mother’s Day gift she won’t forget.
 Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
  • White, ceramic mugs (found at any discount store)
  • Permanent marker in your color choice
  • Stencil (optional)
  • Painter’s tape (optional)
  • Baking sheet
Step 1: Wash and clean the mugs with soap and water and let dry.
Step 2: For the first mug, I used a fun arrow stencil. Line it up and hold in place with the painter’s tape.
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Step 3: Fill in the cutouts with the permanent marker, being careful not to smudge the ink. Let the ink dry for a few minutes and then remove the stencil and begin again.
For the second mug, I free-handed “I Love my Mom”. This was actually a little easier than the stencil. I drew on paper what I wanted it to look like before I began on the mug. Then it took a steady hand and in a few minutes it was done!
Step 4:  Place the mugs on a baking sheet and heat at 350 degrees for 30 minutes in the oven to set the ink. Remove from oven and let cool.
Now, that you’re done, these mugs can be washed, put through the dishwasher and used every day and the marker will not smudge or fade. Love that!
So, for only a couple bucks you can have a custom gift that your mom or teacher will love!

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The comments +

  1. This doesn’t hold up well even to hand-washing, unfortunately. 🙁 I have tried all the different kinds of Sharpies– even the oil-based Sharpie paint pens that are supposed to be so great. I made a bunch of Christmas gifts with them, and none of them held up even when only hand-washed. I was SO bummed!

  2. This doesn’t hold up well even to hand-washing, unfortunately. 🙁 I have tried all the different kinds of Sharpies– even the oil-based Sharpie paint pens that are supposed to be so great. I made a bunch of Christmas gifts with them, and none of them held up even when only hand-washed. I was SO bummed!

  3. custombobble says:

    Hi
    I love this idea as it is last minute idea it suits.when i do various arts in the mugs which expresses my love in mom it would be the great one.she surely loves what i present her.i love you mamma.

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