Sharpie Mug Art

DIY Sharpie MugSince I am completely in holiday mode.  I thought I would share with you my new gift obsession!

The Sharpie Mug.

 I love making gifts for the people I adore. The Sharpie Mug can tell the person you are making it for, exactly how you feel about them.  It’s also a great gift for a child to make for their Grandparent, Teacher or Friend, the possibilities are endless.

Isn’t this Sharpie Mug adorable?  It’s easy, fun and only takes a few minutes to draw. You could draw a picture or a saying or a favorite quote. You can make it as elaborate or as simple as you wish.  You can even use colored sharpies.  If you don’t like what you drew, just wipe the drawing off with rubbing alcohol and start over {I did this a couple of times}!  You don’t need to limit this to mugs, you can also use plates.

It’s so easy.

Mug and SharpieSupplies Needed:

  • Mug
  • Sharpie {any color of your choice)
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Baking Sheet
  • Oven


  1. Clean the mug with rubbing alcohol to remove any dirt.
  2. Draw a design on your mug with the Sharpie.
  3. Place mug on baking sheet.
  4. Place baking sheet in oven while the oven is still cold.
  5. Turn on oven to 425 degrees.
  6. After 35 minutes turn off oven leaving mug in oven until it cooks completely.
  7. Remove mug.

Just a few tips…

The cheaper the mug the better.  The cheaper mugs have a thinner coat of glaze, so the sharpie can pass through easier in the baking process.

You want to make sure the mug heats up and cools down inside the oven.  The entire cooking process from start to finish takes about 50 minutes.

These mugs are hand wash only.  I have made a few where I put them in the dishwasher and they were fine, others that did not fair so well.

If a child is making this, it is always adorable to have their signature on the mug.

What a cute gift this would make with hot chocolate ingredients inside!

It’s the perfect personalized gift!

DIY Sharpie Mug Art




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