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my new mug (also, more love of arrows)

my new mug

A while ago (like months and months!) I picked up a Sharpie Paint Marker planning to make something fun. It has sat here unopened until this week. Can I tell you just how happy I was to find it and a plain mug both sitting on my desk? It's like it was meant to be!

my new mug

After a quick Google search to make sure I would get this right, and be able to wash the mug in the dishwasher, I found this post. Basically, you draw your design, place the mug in the oven, turn it on to 350F (so the mug warms with the oven). When the oven reaches 350F, set the timer for 30 minutes, then turn it off and allow the mug to cool in the oven.

I forgot it was in there cooling, so in the morning I went for my coffee, and for the first time, pulled a mug from the oven instead of the cabinet! Here's how it looked after my first cup of coffee:

my new mug
my new mug

How much do I love my very simple arrow-doodled mug? Very much.

UPDATE: After 3 runs in the dishwasher, some scratches are showing up...it sort of adds to the charm, but I'm prepared to redraw when necessary.

18 comments:

  1. So cute and it's very fun :-) have a great ay

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  2. Ooooh...I love it! And, if we didn't already have 1,000 mugs/cups in our house (I'm not even exaggerating here!) I would totally make this! :)

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  3. This is great! I have seen lots of Sharpie mugs floating around pinterest, but I love the simplicity of your little arrows.

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  4. Hi, i have a question,
    it´s a special Sharpie or the usual ones?

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    1. This is a special, oil-based sharpie. I think the regular ones work, but they aren't dishwasher safe, only hand wash.

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  5. Oh I love your design! So simple and darling! Thanks for linking to my tutorial, I really appreciate it!

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  6. must find sharpie paint marker and white mugs now. do the paint sharpies come in other colors besides black? these would make fun fun, personal gifts!

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    1. Yes! They come in "fashion colors" as they say, plus primary colors and metallics.

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    2. hurray, thanks for letting me know. i'll have to start looking for some......

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  7. Your mug is so cute! I did a review of my experience with this DIY trend also, but thank you for educating me about the Sharpie Paint pens!

    Dani
    http://theyarntotell.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/diy-sharpie-mug/

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  8. Anonymous11:30 PM

    where I can buy these markers.

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  9. I bought mine at Office Max, so similar stores should have them, as well as craft supply stores, or Amazon.

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  10. This is super cute, Mollie!

    I'm definitely giving this a try one of these days :)

    xo, Victoria
    victoriagatespoetry.wordpress.com

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  11. I went crazy and made ten of these. Thank you for the super helpful instructions!!

    http://www.silverlakeandsunshine.com/blog/diy-sharpie-mug-valentines-day-gift

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  12. i just read that using oil paint sharpies makes it last much longer

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