My mom loves to drink tea, and I love drinking milk, so why not make our mugs fun by adding a personal touch. We decorated mugs, it was super easy and only required two supplies, a mug and a marker (and an oven). The marker we used was a Sharpie oil based paint marker, for best results, but you can use a regular sharpie if you don’t have an oil based paint marker.
First, we made sure that our mugs were clean and free of fingerprints. When drawing, be careful not to get ink on yourself, because you might track the ink onto your mug (this happened to me a few times). If you make a mistake or get unwanted marks on your mug, use rubbing alcohol to get the marker/smuges off.
I drew myself on my mug. Not too shabby huh?
After 24 hours, it was time to bake the mugs in the oven so that the paint/ink absorbs and bakes onto the mug’s glaze. My mama put both of our mugs into the oven, and then turned on the stove to 425 degrees (some posts say 350 or 425 degrees, my mama tried 425 and it worked!). My mama put the mugs in while the stove was cold so that the mugs don’t crack with the sudden heat. Once the oven reached 425 degrees, my mama put 30 minutes on the timer. After the 30 minutes, she turned off the stove and left the mugs in there while the stove cooled off. She said it was so that the mugs would not crack with the sudden change in temperature.
Here are our creations! My mama’s in on the left (the one with the Harry Potter reference of course) and mine is on the right. We can now drink our tea and milk in our personalized mugs.