I spend hours in the Pinniverse pinning all sorts of pretty D.I.Ys I will probably never find time to actually do. LOL. I know I’m not the only one. I am a serious fan of D.I.Y, but if it takes longer than 1 hour I’m not doing it.
Enter stage left. Sharpie Mug D.I.Y.
This Sharpie Mug D.I.Y. ,first spotted on A Beautiful Mess, took all of 5 minutes, really, and it was fun! Ok, I had to put it in the oven and let it bake for 30 whole minutes, but while it was baking I was being productive so that time doesn’t count. The actual coloring of the mug took 5 minutes.
Mug, Sharpies, Cotton balls/ tissue and nail polish remover.
1. Get a mug any ‘ole white mug will do. I got mine from a thrift store for .50cents.
2. Grab your favorite colored sharpies. In retrospect, black is all you need <—it’s bold and chic at the same damn time. ***in my Future voice*** Besides the colors will change dramatically once you bake your mug. I started with a bright neon green and after baking my mug, my neon green turned foresty, cute but not what I was going for.
3. Go for it. Doodle, scribble…just draw something.
4. Here is the BC hook —> if you mess up, use the nail polish remover and cotton balls and start again. When I tried just using water, the permanent sharpie would not come out. I panicked because well I only had ONE MUG! **light bulb** NAIL POLISH REMOVER to the rescue. Phew. Clean slate.
5. Once you finish your pretty design, bake your mug for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
Let it cool and you’re done! Hand wash this mug from now on…mmK. One pretty D.I.Y crossed off your list of 312. …now go pin something else. HA!
These mugs are perfect, inexpensive, heart felt gifts for friends, family or co-workers…O, and teachers (your kid’s teachers would LOVE these! Have your kid make this for his/her teacher and let there be As…joking…bribing is wrong…still make the mugs though).
Have you seen my D.I.Y boards? What am I missing? Do you have any easy peasy D.I.Y.s that you really want to do but don’t have time? I’ll do it for you if it’s under 60 minutes (really 15 minutes) and can be done with the supplies I have in my craft closet? Let me know. I will try it and report back.
for a beautiful life,