Saturday, February 16, 2013

Personalized Permanent Marker Coffee Mugs

This year my Valentine's gift to Tim was a basketful of new teas and a couple homemade personalized mugs. He just started a new job and drinks tea every morning so this was perfect for him.

Plus Kaydin could get her craft on! She's so dang artsy and crafty, that's all she ever wants to do it art projects. Well, besides cuddling her massive (!) stuffed animal collection.
We picked a few different flavors from a few different stores around town.

We got our plain white coffee mugs from the Dollar Tree on Mills Civic. Can't beat a $1 mug. I got the markers at Dollar General for $2. I was a little leery since they obviously weren't Sharpie brand, but they were much cheaper and did the job just fine.

I had Kaydin do a little practicing on paper to decide her design and then she set to work on her mug. The girl is a perfectionist when it comes to her art (just like her Uncle Joshie) and we had a couple mess-ups and temper bursts. Good thing I purchased a back-up mug for this exact reason. On her second attempt she did awesome!

 
She came up with her design all on her own!

This is the opposite side of the mug I made.
After we let the mugs dry for a few minutes, we popped them in a 350 degree oven to bake for 30 minutes to set the color. It worked perfectly and was the perfect gift for Tim. He already took his basket of goodies to his office to use for his morning tea.

*I read comments on other blogs saying that sometimes the marker didn't last through a dishwasher cycle. I recommend only hand washing these mugs.

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