Sharpie mugs have been popular for a few years and here s why they are personal really fun to make and a pretty inexpensive gift to give. To make sharpie mugs start by tracing or drawing your designs directly onto white ceramic mugs using oil based sharpie paint markers.
To make your own sharpie mug you will need.
How to get sharpie to stay on a mug. Hand wash the mug gently instead of throwing it in the dishwasher as a machine washer may ruin the design. If you use the regular sharpie s they will wash away when you clean them. I love the painted look but people don t like to pay the price for the mugs when i do it that way.
And set the timer for 1 5 2 hours. Both my niece and i do these and i started to use the folkart paint because i could never get the sharpie to stay put. Getting your sharpie right is an important decision because you wouldn t want the drawing to fade away.
You ll want to leave the mug in for at least an hour and a half. A white cup or mug you can choose one that s lying around in your kitchen or get one at a thrift store dollar stores supermarkets or any online store. Next preheat your oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit place the mugs on a flat baking sheet and put the baking sheet in the oven for 20 30 minutes.
You can buy them in the store in the same section you get the regular sharpies from. I spent some time reading through websites that had tried and failed at this in an attempt to come up with a method that actually worked. They will say oil based on them.
Once you ve placed the mug into the cold oven turn the oven to 300 degrees f. There s no exact time for this because how quickly ovens heat up varies. By putting the mugs in the cold oven and allowing them to preheat along with the oven you reduce the risk of them cracking from sudden changes in temperature.
Thank you so much for doing this. To make your sharpie mug washable and usable you need to make sure you use an oil based sharpie marker. Enjoy this little endeavor from us to you.
Choose the right sharpie for mugs. Although the sealer and sharpie makers are non toxic if you intend to drink or eat out of these bowls or mugs please follow this guideline from sharpies website while sharpie markers are ap certified non toxic we do not recommend using them on areas of items that may come in contact with food or the mouth such as the rim of a coffee cup. Stay tuned we are both sharing a simple handmade gift every day this week.
After reading this both my niece and i can make the mugs we want. Some other sharpie mug methods say 350 or 375 but the hotter the oven the more the original white glaze will melt and allow your sharpie paint to set in so i like to bake my mugs at 425. Matte mugs low glaze do well for diy sharpie mugs.
You can choose to bake the mugs twice to really set in the sharpie drawings. They may be nearly impossible to get off a couch wall or clothing but there is no way you can write on a glazed mug with one and expect to stay put even when you wash it.