DIY mugs have been all the rage on Pinterest and Etsy for a while now, and things certainly have developed beyond the simple sharpie mug! Creating a personalised mug is such a fun project – get inspired now!
The sharpie mug has become somewhat of a classic now, and rightly so – There’s no end of pretty designs and it’s so easy to do! For best results, use the oil-based variety of sharpie, as this appears to do better when washed. Note that while some people were able to wash their masterpieces on the top rack of the dishwasher, others have had horrendous losses. If you want to be sure, you may want to add an extra layer of sealant.
Take your sharpie skills to the next level with stencils! Vinyl stickers work well, or you can just tape off areas that you want to leave blank.
Nothing’s more fun than getting your hands dirty, even if it’s just the fingertips. Create a lovely keepsake for the family or yourself with the most simple stamps there are! Of course, you could also make up stamps from potatoes for more fun shapes.
Marbling with nail polish has been around for a while now, and for a good reason. It’s fun, quick and impressive. And you probably have the materials already at home.
DIY glitter mugs that are suitable for the dishwasher, this has been made possible by the recent arrival of dishwasher safe Mod Podge. While it takes a while to cure (28 days, sigh), it opens up whole new worlds of design ideas.
Not just an idea for teachers, chalkboard mugs are such fun to scribble on while you wait for your coffee to cool down. Or will you leave messages for the recipient of an awesome gift? Either way, it’s an easy way to personalise a mug over and over again.
This technique is especially handy when you don’t trust yourself not to mess up your designs with a sharpie – Or when you simply have some really lovely fabric or paper that would look awesome on a mug. Again, Mod Podge saves the day and seals the material to make it dishwasher safe. Just be sure to add enough layers!
Why stop at the DIY mug?
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