DIY Personalised Mugs for Gifts
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Published by TOP4 Team
Do you have an old boring mug that needs a bit of rejuvenation? Personalise your cups and mugs by simply drawing on them! You can use them as gifts to your loved ones or as a decoration to your home. Here's how to start:
Buy White Cups or Mugs
You can buy them in superstores, dollar stores, online and thrift stores.
Get a Sharpie
For long-lasting results, choose oil-based paint Sharpie markers. Regular Sharpie ink can come off even after baking. Pick a colour to use on your mug. You can stay simple and choose one colour, or be more enthusiastic and use multiple. If you're sticking to one colour, then black is usually a good choice, given its striking contrast to the white background of the mug.
Dry it out
Let your mug dry for a few hours or overnight before placing it into the oven. You can also draw over it again if you'd like to make sure the pattern doesn't come off in the wash. If you draw over it again, make sure to leave it out to dry again before baking.
Bake the mug in the oven for 30 minutes at a temperature of 350°F. Don't forget to place the mug in the oven before it heats up and leave it in until the oven cools completely so there won't be any cracks. You can bake the mugs twice to really set in the Sharpie drawings.
Care and wash
Hand-wash the mug gently instead of throwing it in the dishwasher, as a machine washer may ruin the design.
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