Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Dishwasher-proof Sharpie Mugs

I had pinned the Sharpie mug project on Pinterest some time ago, but I never wanted to try it after reading so many stories of disappointment.

The Sharpie would wash off in the dishwasher.

The Sharpie would wash off from a hand-rinse.

The Sharpie would wash off if it was looked at the wrong way.

Well. Maybe not that last one, but you get the idea. 

But then I found an 8 pack of metallic Sharpies on clearance for pocket change, and I knew that I had to find a way to make the Sharpie stay!

Teheh. I made a rhyme. 

Moving on....

Here's what you do!

Step One:
 Ignore my very dirty oven.

Step Two:
 Gather your supplies: a plain mug (cleaned, and perhaps given a wipe down with rubbing alcohol),  Sharpies in the color of choice, and a steady hand. (I missed that    last one, as you can tell from my  wonky lines....)

Step Three:
 Draw your design! There are endless possibilities here. Get creative!

Step Four:
 Place mugs in oven, and then turn your oven to 425 degrees and set a timer for 1/2 an hour. When  time is up, turn your oven off but keep the mugs inside until completely cooled.

Step Five:
 Allow mugs to sit for a day before washing.

Viola! Sharpie mugs with staying power!

I have the most wobbly hand in the world. Sigh....


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