Personalized mug: simple DIY idea to make at home

For some time we can see lots of custom mug designs on Pinterest. They are so cute these cups and seem to be easy to make. We were passionate about creating one by using Sharpie permanent markers! In the article below you will find all our instructions and tips.

How to make a custom mug with Sharpie permanent markers

The personalized mug is the ideal gift that you can offer to your loved ones for their birthdays or holidays. Christmas . It's also a good surprise for a friend or colleague, and why not for your lover? Finally, a fantastic gift made by hand will probably be appreciated!

Creating a simpa coffee cup is actually a fun and easy project to do without much effort. In addition, the possibilities of decoration are practically endless. The option we offer (using Sharpie permanent markers) is suitable even for children. We just have to follow our advice.

Always use oil-based Sharpie paint markers to create a custom mug

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First, be aware that water-based Sharpie markers are not at all appropriate for this project. The trick is that the markers are oil based. So, if you want to try this idea, make sure to do it ONLY with the Sharpie oil-based paint markers ! And again, once your mug is decorated, never put it in the dishwasher!

You can of course wash it with water and washing-up liquid, but the dishwasher means some sudden death from all your artistic efforts. So, if you are thinking of offering mug to someone, first make sure that you have included washing instructions!

Never put your decorated coffee cup in the dishwasher as it may destroy the drawings

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Necessary material

1 mug of white porcelain

Sharpie oil-based paint markers (different colors)

scrapbook stickers (optional)

adhesive tape (optional)

Method

Step 1

Buy a coffee cup. Make a design design. Take some tape and stick it on the cup if you think it will make it easier for you.

2nd step

Paint your custom mug. It is recommended to start with a color. On the other hand, you can be ambitious and use several. If you opt for a color, then black is usually a good choice, given its striking contrast with the white background of the cup.

Warning: Before you start drawing, it is good to practice a little on paper. If you have made lines on your cup by mistake, you can clean them with alcohol and a cotton swab.

Indeed, it is a DIY project very simple to achieve, even if you are brand new in DIY

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step 3

Once you have the design you want and it is dry, carefully remove the tape. Then place your cup on a baking sheet and put it in the oven. Preheat the oven to 250 ° C and cook for about 30 minutes. Do not preheat the oven before placing the mug in it!

Turn off the oven but leave the mug inside until the oven cools down completely so that there are no cracks. Then wash the cup by hand gently instead of putting it in the dishwasher.

According to some custom mug handymen, it is advisable to spray your mug with an acrylic sealant spray to ensure that the Sharpie designs will not be damaged. However, if you decide to do this, pay attention to the fact that the spray can be toxic. That's why, avoid spraying the edge and inside of the cup. You can cover these areas with tape to protect them during this operation.

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