Saturday, August 29

No Fail DIY Marker Coffee Cup

No Fail DIY Marker Coffee Cup - this uses the correct markers! PaintedByMe Markers, made for Ceramic.

Doodling on coffee cups is a lot of fun, and there is a highly popular tutorial online that suggests that you can make a great DIY marker coffee cup using permanent markers. Unfortunately, this technique ends up in a fail more often than not! Instead, why not use the right markers for ceramic and doodle your way to an awesome coffee cup? Start with Painted By Me ceramic markers and your project will last a long time!

Find out how easy it is to make this No Fail DIY Marker Coffee Cup:

 

Project Supplies:
Your Oven
(Optional) Rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs

NO Fail DIY Marker Mug - uses ceramic markers made for mugs instead of Sharpies (which don't work)

For this project, I just used a black Painted By Me marker, but they come in many luscious colors, including gold!

BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Clean your mug according to marker package directions.

NO Fail DIY Marker Mug
 1. To start, shake the marker with the cap on. Then depress the tip onto a piece of scratch paper. I love that you can see the ink flowing into the tip - no guessing! Do a little squiggle on your paper to make sure the ink is flowing correctly.

NO Fail DIY Marker Mug


2. Next, doodle away on your mug. 

Note: the ink colors will NOT blend, so keep that in mind when you are creating your design. 

If you make a mistake, you can "erase" the marker with rubbing alcohol and a cotton swab.

NO Fail DIY Marker Mug

Here's my final design! 

3. Let the ink dry completely, then follow the instructions on the marker package to fix the ink:
Remove any stickers or labels. To make your design permanent, place ceramic into a cool non-preheated oven, and bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes. Allow ceramic to cool in oven before handling. To avoid cracking when baking, let ceramic heat up and cool down with the oven.

Mug is microwave and dishwasher safe.

Paint is food safe when baked onto a Painted By Me ceramic piece.

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