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.
As Valentine’s Day is approaching it can be difficult to come up with gift ideas for your loved one or friends. And there is no better place to look for gifts than from the handmade community on Etsy. Here are some fabulous Valentine’s Etsy finds for all different types of Valentines.
Cards for your secret or not so secret Valentine.
via Letter Happy
via The Wallaroo
Fun Valentine’s for school.
via Jojo Bean Designs
via Write With Moxie
You can’t forget about jewelry for your Valentine, and there’s plenty of it!
via All Beta
via Dianth USA
via Glorious Girl Jewelry
Personalized gifts are a fabulous way of showing that you’ve really thought about your Valentine.
via Merriweather Council
via Lulu and Jayne
via One Reverie
via Oh Louise Designs
And if you still haven’t found the right gift for your valentine, hopefully this will give you a starting point! Happy Valentine’s Day to all!