DIY: Mr & Mrs Mugs

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Since my sweet Mo & E are finally engaged, and I have given them their early Christmas gift, I can now share this DIY too! They are both big coffee drinkers so I knew this would be the perfect gift for them! 
What you will need:
Any permanent marker will work, I used Sharpie Gold. 
Porcelain mugs. I found these at Target.
Be sure they are porcelain, otherwise it won't work.

Practice writing a few times. This allows for you to perfect the look you want and get used to the feel of the marker.
I wrote the year on the bottom, as well as a note to hand wash. The mugs are dishwasher safe, but hand washing will preserve the decoration. 
Add your art of choice...obviously I went with Mr. & Mrs. 
I added a little heart inside on the bottom. 
Bake @ 350* for 30 minuets. 
Note: The baking sets the ink on the mugs so it won't wash off, again I say hand wash because nothing is perfect. Also this is **really important** place the mugs on a baking sheet and put them in the oven BEFORE you turn it on and leave them in there while the oven cools off. Allowing them to warm up and cool down with the oven will prevent them from cracking in the heat. The warm up and cool down time is not included in the 30 minuet bake time. 
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