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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

valentine's sharpie mug DIY

We love warm drinks at our house.  My daughters never refuse a mug full of hot chocolate.  
I made a fun, simple personalized mug to give to each of my little ones on Valentine's Day.
valentine's sharpie mug DIY
I had seen these DIY mugs before, but my favorite mugs were made by Elsie.  They're so cute.  She personalized her mugs using her beautiful handwriting.  I love hers, but I'm not that fond of my handwriting. I used stickers instead as templates.
valentine's sharpie mug DIY
I used the negative cutout of the heart sticker (the outside sticker portion of the heart itself), and alphabet stickers to personalize each of their mugs (oh, I should mention I got the mugs at the $1 store!):
valentine's sharpie mug DIY
Then I used a hot pink sharpie and colored the hearts in.  It didn't take long for the ink to dry.  After they dried, I removed the stickers.
[Edit: These need to be baked at 350* for 30 minutes.  I forgot that very important step and the ink washed right off! It was easy to redo though.]  
I like how they turned out.
valentine's sharpie mug DIY
valentine's sharpie mug DIY
I'll think I'll fill them with some candy, and surprise them on Valentine's Day.
valentine's sharpie mug DIY
Read more about wash and care on Elsie's post.  :)