Pin Tested Tuesday: Sharpie Mugs


I’m sure many of you have seen this pin going around pinterest, or ones similar to it. Basically you get a porcelain plate or mug, write on it with a permanent sharpie pen, and then bake it in the oven at 350. Let it cool completely before washing.

I thought this was the perfect gift to give my sisters, and decided to write quotes that were special to them on mugs. I scouted out a few different dollar tree stores, but they all had bumps on them or seemed really poor quality. We tried tracking down some more at Walmart and Kohls, but the ones in stock were way out of my budget.

Then I happened across some awesome mugs at Target that were bright, pretty, and perfect.



Then I drew out my quotes.


Turned on the oven at 350, put them in for 30 minutes, and let them cool down. I waited a day before testing them with water, and it didn’t come off. Yay! So I threw my first batch through the dishwasher, and this is what happened.

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Sad Day.

I tried just wiping it off with soap, and while it did come off it was coming off slowly. So I ended up just using cotton balls and hairspray, and it did the trick.


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I ended up going with a safer option: I used a glass paint marker that I got at Michaels, that I could use on ceramic and felt confident would actually stay put.

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It did the trick! Since it was paint, I was even able to take my time and correct mistakes I made by wiping it off quickly with a wet towel. I ended up needing 2 pens for 10 mugs.

The final outcome?

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I ended up liking the paint much better than the marker anyways. I stuffed the mugs with hot chocolate, and then printed off this snowman soup recipe to top it off.

I loved how it turned out. I think it turned out pretty cute.

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