Creative Gift Idea: Sharpie Mug

A lot of people have been asking me to post some creative gift ideas on the blog, so this month I’m dedicating my posts to gifts! My first creative gift is simple, but creative, and it makes a great gift for anyone!

Everyone drinks hot beverages of some sort, so why not make them a one of a kind mug!

What You’ll Need:

Ceramic Mug
Permanent Marker

The Steps:

1. Draw your design onto your mug using pencil first, that way you can figure out the design before you make it permanent (I chose to make a personalized mug for my other half – we call each other “BT” , hence the big BT)!

2. Trace over your design in permanent marker!

3. Bake your mug in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees (this will make your design permanent).

If you prefer, you can use acrylic paint to create your design and bake it the same way to make it permanent! To keep the design safe, don’t put your mug in the dishwasher, it may wash off. Make sure you hand-wash your mug when you are finished.

Design several mugs for a cute collection of DIY glassware! You can use these same steps on any type of ceramic dinnerware!

Hope you enjoyed! A new gift idea will be up next week so stay tuned!


  1. i made these as "thank you" wedding gifts for my mom and m.i.l. and after gifting them, i found out the marker washed off with just a simple hand wash 🙁 maybe paint would work better (f.y.i. i used the super industrial sharpies)

    1. It seems to be holding up pretty well for now! Did you bake them after you drew on them? I did hear that acrylic paint works really well for this project. I'll have to keep everyone updated on the status of my mug! Thanks for the heads up!

    1. Thank you! You could always print out templates or find one in the store that you like! Anyone can make a cute mug! I hope you'll keep following my projects! <3

    1. Thank you so much! I bet you could make something really cute! If you have trouble with freehand you can always find stencils! Hope you'll keep following my projects! <3

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