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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sharpie Decorated Plates and Mugs




 I have a perfect last minute project and gift idea for you. Sharpie decorated mugs and plates are easy to personalize for anyone, or any occasion.  Best of all, anyone can do it.  




Basically, you start with a blank white plate, mug, or bowl; and decorate away.  Regular colored sharpies are used to add the details, and then heat set in the oven. 


Clean and dry your plate.  Remove all paper labels from the back of the plate. You can then free hand your favorite image, or use some stickers and a stippling (dotting) technique to create a fun look.

If you mess up, no big deal.  Perfection is overrated, and a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol will remove the sharpie before it is heat set.


I picked up some alphabet stickers at the dollar store, and they were really fun to use. Place the stickers where you want the, start adding dots close together, and then space them further apart as you work you way out.  When your done stippling, carefully peel away the stickers. If there is any residue left behind from the stickers, bust out the rubbing alcohol.


Once everything is all decorated, pop them in a 300 degree oven for 30 minutes, and  allow them to cool in the oven. If you remove them prior to cooling the ink will smudge.

Fill your mug with some hot chocolate, top your plate with cookies for Santa, and call it a gift.  Super easy!

All of our mugs/plates were picked up at the dollar store.

We've washed our mugs in the dishwasher without any problems.

5 comments:

mamarachael said...

This is a great idea! I love it! Gonna have to do it at some point.

Danih03 said...

These are great! They would be awesome with some kid art!

Sheyann said...

Hey Tricia,

If I colored sharpie on my little girl's hand, then hurried and pressed it onto a mug, then baked, think it would turn out...a nice handprinted mug? That's be a killer Christmas present for Liv's birthmom.

Charity said...

These are really cute! I love the stippled version. =)

Natalie said...

I love this idea, I'm totally saving it for next year! Loved your little art pieces too, how fun.