Thursday, September 6, 2012

I’m a sharpie-mug Picasso!


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Did you ever make one of these abstract drawings as a kid? I did all the time… I still do on occasion :) This was my inspiration for my sharpie mug. What's a Sharpie mug you ask? Well if you don’t know then you’re probably not on pinterest ;) I saw it over on A Beautiful Mess first and I’ve been wanting to try it out for ages! Here’s the thing though… I couldn’t find a plain white mug ANYWHERE in my tiny podunk town! SO I thought I’d try it on a CLEAR mug :)

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You don’t need much to make something pretty! Grab your sharpies and a mug!

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Draw squiggly lines all over your mug! Give the sharpie a couple seconds to completely dry.

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Start to color inside the lines. Alternate the colors or don’t. Its your mug! Go nuts! Have fun! Be Creative!

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I decided to leave some of the sections empty :) Heat the oven up to 350 degrees and stick the mug in for 30ish minutes. Allow to cool completely. I gave my mug a “scratch test” and the color stuck. I haven’t washed it yet… so we’ll see how that goes. I imagine that different mugs have different glazes and that each one will react differently. I am hoping to eventually get some ceramic paints, so I can create something truly permanent.

But I love this mug!!!! It’s a little eclectic, reminds me of my childhood and its awesome! Guess what I am currently drinking my coffee out of? :)


  1. I keep seeing this on Pinterest and wondered if it worked. Very cute!
    And I love the blog makeover!

  2. Love this!! I would like to do this to a clear glass candle holder and put a little tea light in it!! Thanks for sharing!!
    -Kristen@ fewofmyfavoritethingsblog

  3. This is really cool and I think even I could do

  4. we still need a lunch date!!!!!

  5. Such a clever idea. I'd have never thought to actually bake the colour on, I tried it before without doing so and the colour rubbed off in the wash! =D

  6. saw that on pinterest! so glad you tried it. makes me want to go buy a mug at the dollar store and have fun!


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