Searching for the Perfect Gift? Look No Further Than This DIY Sharpie Mug

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Finding the perfect holiday gift is stressful and with Christmas less than a week away, time is dwindling down. We always love DIY gifts as they show creativity and thoughtfulness and this one uses a mug you probably already have lying around your house. You can personalize a mug by drawing on it. Who doesn’t need an extra mug for coffee? Here’s how to make it.

Step 1: Get a Mug

Look for a white mug or cup in your home, in thrift stores, at dollar stores, or online.

Step 2: Pick Sharpies

For the best results, use oil-based Sharpie paint markers. Regular Sharpies can come off after baking. Then, chose the colors you’d like to use for your mug. Black is always a nice option as it looks good in contrast to the white background of the mug.

Step 3: Start Drawing

Think about what you want to put on the mug. A meaningful quote or cute graphic are great options. Look to Instagram or Etsy for inspiration, if you can’t think of ideas.

Step 4: Dry it Out

Let the mug dry for a few hours or overnight before putting it in the oven.

Step 5: Bake It

Bake the mug in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 F. Place the mug in the oven before it heats up and leave it in the oven until it cools completely so it won’t crack.

Step 6: Care and Wash

Make sure to handwash the mugs gently and don’t throw them in the dishwasher, as the design can wipe off.