I wanted to make a set of handmade couples mug for Lex and me for some time now. I saw a lot of these Sharpie mug tutorials floating around the net and thought I’d post a tutorial on how I made ours. This handmade mug idea is perfect for Valentine’s day if you’re stumped on what to give your loved ones.
What you need
Black Marabu Porcelain Painter Marker from Art Friend $8
Daiso Mug $2
Dish washing soap and sponge (not in the photo)
1. Remove any stickers or adhesive on the mugs. Thoroughly wash and dry them. Be careful not to touch the part where you are going to draw your design on.
Wipe the mugs with a sheet of alcohol wipes after washing them to remove grease
2. Use alcohol wipes to remove any oils on the area where you will draw the design and let the alcohol evaporate. Draw the design onto the mug.
Press down to load paint onto the tip of the marker
3. Leave the mug to dry for 3 days.
4. Thoroughly wash the mug before using it.
Easy project for Valentine’s Day
This DIY is so each to do that you can supervise your kids and let them make their own mugs. I made another mug using the regular Sharpie Permanent Markers but the design did not hold up to a simple hand wash so I don’t recommend using those.
Hope you a lovely handmade hearts day. Happy Valentine’s Day!
NOTE: If you decide to use other marker brands, check the product information to make sure that they are safe to use with mugs or drinkware.
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Do you need a fake cake as a prop? I made this simple fake cake for our cake topper display using styrofoam, grout and acrylic paint. I was in a rush to do this since we needed it for the Pandora Market fair that we did on Mother’s Day that I didn’t have the time to take pictures of each step. Posted by Instagrate to WordPress
Styrofoam Cake Dummy
White Acrylic Paint
Mix the grout powder with water according to the instructions on the box.
Use a wood stick to stir until you get the right consistency recommend by the grout manufacturer. Do not use more water than recommended so that you don’t get any cracks when the faux icing dries.
Use the cake spatula to spread the grout around the styrofoam dummy until you’ve covered it. I didn’t add any fancy cake decoration on the cake since I wanted it to look rustic and home made.
Wait for your cake to dry overnight. If you find any cracks, mix more ground and use it to fill the cracks.
Paint the dried grout with white acrylic paint.
We were under a tent for the whole day but sometime in the afternoon, the sun was shining directly on the fake cake and it held up. You can store it in a plastic container and it will keep for a long time.
What do you think? Does it look like the real thing? Just make a comment on this post if you have any questions.
The original blog post is in Portugese but you can translate it to English using Google Translate. This project would be perfect for a children party with a circus theme or a bachelor’s party giveaway. What do you think?
I tend not to throw out calendars because of the high quality of the gorgeous images in them. It seems like a waste even when the years over. I have discovered that the back images are the perfect size for pendants. I make them with scrabble tiles but any size or shaped pendant would do.
glue (I used mod podge and tacky glue but most clear, strong glues should work)
1. Hold your tile firmly to the page and cut around it. You can also make a template with a square you don’t want to use if you find it easier to cut holding paper to paper.
2. Brush an even coat of glue (mod podge) over the tile and secure the paper over it.
3. Glue (tacky glue) the bail onto the back of the pendant. Hold for a few minutes to make sure it sets properly.
4. Evenly spread diamond glaze over the top for a great glossy finish! I let it set for about a day to make sure the glaze is no longer tacky but it seems to be dry within a few hours.
Enjoy! xoxo Lorelai
About: Lorelai M.
Lorelai aka Lloralye is a crafter, blogger and web designer. She loves her boyfriend, animals, travelling and video games. Get to know more about Lorelai thorough her blog which features health, fitness, beauty and featured finds.
We had a craft party with Etsy folks and friends at Marie’s place. Marie and I thought that it would be a fun way to get together aside from our regular meet-up where we discuss issues for small businesses over coffee with other members. With all team events, we welcome members and guests. Joining us for this event are:
If you’d like to highlight the design of your wax seal by using a pigment as a second color, make sure that you select a metallic pigment. If you use a regular ink pad the ink will not stick to the sealing wax leaving you with blobs of ink.