Let's deck the friggin hallz, brah. Transform that cup of burnt office coffee into a merry n' bright holiday experience with this DIY sharpie mug. Only Louisiana folk and the one other urban youth at your job will get the joke, but it's so worth it!
You technically only need two items - a mug and a sharpie - but below I have some tips to ensure the mug will last for many uses and washes to come. Watch my quick video tutorial first, and then scroll on down for the shopping list. Enjoy!
Mug - go to the Dollar store. Cheaper the better - the glaze on the ceramic will be crap, so when you bake the sharpie into the mug, it will stay put. STAY AWAY FROM NATE BERKUS MUGS OKAY DON'T GO TO TARGET I CAN SEE IT IN YOUR EYES
Oil-based Paint Sharpies - this ain't your regular permanent marker. I had to go to a craft store to find 'em and they are about $18 for a pack or $3 for one marker. But again, if you're going to take the time to draw on a cup, might as well make it count. These won't rub off with water & soap!
Stencils (optional) - Don't be fooled by Pinterest pics of perfect cursive font sweeping across the elegant dinnerware. "Mr. & Mrs." ... "He Loves Coffee...She Loves Tea..." Listen - we are regular people with regular handwriting who can't color inside the lines...or even draw straight ones for that matter. I found stencils at the same craft store for $4.99. Some tutorials use stickers, but those are disposable and a waste of guap in my opinion. Stencils are forever. o__O
- Wash the cup with soap & warm water (I mean, what else would you wash it with but you never know) Dry thoroughly.
- Decide on your desired placement and use the stencil to outline HEAUX HEAUX HEAUX
- Color in the words if you want. Clean up any mistakes immediately with a Q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover.
- Place in a cold oven. Do not preheat your oven.
- Turn on the oven and bake for 30 minutes at 425 Fahrenheit
- Remove (don't forget to wear mitts!) and let cool
- GET YOUR DRANK ON!