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DIY Valentine’s Sharpie Mugs


There’s a new trend in town! Sharpies! If you have no concept what I’m speaking about, don’t really feel out… My dear friendy Liezel introduced me to this new crafty trend and I am in Adore! While pinning Sharpie projects to Pinterest I stumbled across a blog named ‘Your Homebased Mom‘. The blog is owned and run by Leigh Anne Wilkes and functions lovilee recipes, party, craft and residence décor concepts.




Leigh Anne gave us permission to re-post this lovilee DIY Valentine’s Sharpie Mugs project in time for you lovilees to get crafty for Valentines’! You are capable to discover these Sharpie pens from numerous suppliers on-line, but they are also accessible at most Game Retailers, although not in all colours. As with all craft projects, it is Really Essential to study the guidelines to do a craft project sucessfully.





diy sharpie mugs DIY Valentine’s Sharpie Mugs amazing ideas


Over Thanksgiving I did a fun tiny craft project with a handful of of  my nieces & nephews.  We decorated mugs with gold and silver sharpies.  An thought I saw on Pinterest of course!  They loved it.  Then for Christmas a cute friend gave me a mug decorated with gold polka dots accomplished with a Sharpie. The mug was filled with hot chocolate mix and a candy cane.  So cute.




It got my brain pondering and I decided that it would be enjoyable to make some Valentine mugs. Mugs that could be filled with candy or other fun treats. It would make a fantastic gift for a teacher, a friend, neighbour etc. I experimented on a variety of mugs with different pens.




The pens:





sharpie mug DIY Valentine’s Sharpie Mugs amazing ideas


I attempted 3 diverse varieties of pens in my experiment + right here’s what I discovered:



  • A red Sharpie – it performs but it will fade some throughout the baking method, the red gets lighter. From what I read it is the red/pink colours that fade.  The black I

  • A red oil primarily based Sharpie – do not use if you plan on placing the item in the dishwasher.  I place my cute mug in the dishwasher and the mug came out entirely white again – the style disappeared.

  • A red permanent Bic Pen – it did not fade but the color did adjust somewhat to a small much more burgundy colour.




I decided that the red Sharpie was the very best selection if I wanted a a lot more accurate red color, even if it did fade a bit. If you want a a lot more burgundy red go with the Bic pen.  They both held up well in the dishwasher also.




The decorating approach:
If you have cute handwriting you can write straight on the mug.  I don’t so I printed out the words I wanted in a good font.





sharpie mug DIY Valentine’s Sharpie Mugs amazing ideas


On the back of the words use a pencil and colour more than the region to be traced.





sharpie mug DIY Valentine’s Sharpie Mugs amazing ideas


Tape the words onto the mug exactly where you want them.





sharpie mug DIY Valentine’s Sharpie Mugs amazing ideas


Utilizing a pen trace the words onto the mug.  The design and style will transfer, it will be very light but still readable.





sharpie mug DIY Valentine’s Sharpie Mugs amazing ideas


Use your Sharpie to trace more than words and allow the mug to dry 12-24 hours.




I cleaned off the mug with some rubbing alcohol, inside and about the locations where the writing is to eliminate any residual dirt and marker that may have gotten on it.





sharpie mug DIY Valentine’s Sharpie Mugs amazing ideas


The baking approach:
Location mugs into a cold oven.  Turn oven onto 425 degrees and bake for 30 minutes.  Most of the directions I found on line had you bake your mug only 30 minutes but this weblog discovered that 425, beginning in a cold oven worked the very best. So that is what I did.





sharpie mug DIY Valentine’s Sharpie Mugs amazing ideas


Remove from oven and let to cool.  If there are some dark marks on the mug, soon after it has cooled you ought to be able to take away them with a cloth or a mildly abrasive sponge.





sharpie mug DIY Valentine’s Sharpie Mugs amazing ideas


The next step is to fill them with goodies!





sharpie mug DIY Valentine’s Sharpie Mugs amazing ideas


Some hot chocolate mix or a gift card would be entertaining to place inside too.





sharpie mug DIY Valentine’s Sharpie Mugs amazing ideas


Leigh Anne is component of a group of talented bloggers that does a weblog hop every now and then. The Jnnuary theme this year was hearts. Here with what projects her fellow bloggers brought to the table:





january blog hop collage DIY Valentine’s Sharpie Mugs amazing ideas


Project credits:



  1. Landeelu sharing an Easy Valentine’s Day Wire Heart Garland

  2. Little Miss Momma sharing an Easy Heart Envelope Pillow

  3. Lolly Jane sharing Glitter Heart Valentine Decor

  4. Or So She Says shares Origami Heart Adore Notes

  5. Just Kierste sharing Heart Bunting Countdown

  6. Six Sisters Stuff sharing Peanut Butter Chocolate Hearts

  7. Thirty Handmade Days sharing Printable Valentine’s Day Bookmarks

  8. Your Homebased Mom sharing DIY Valentine’s Sharpie Mugs

  9. Capturing Joy sharing a Heart Carved Tree Stump

  10. eighteen25 sharing Heart Gift Tags




We would really like to hear what you feel of this lovilee project! Pay a visit to Your Homebased Mom for far more lovilee craft tips!




Adhere to our Sharpie board on Pinterest here.




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