Dorm Room DIY: Personalized Mugs!
Last night I spent my evening decorating this mug. I have another one I plan on finishing, but I want to get more colored Sharpies before I draw on it! This DIY is honestly so incredibly easy, but does take a LOT of patience. It was really fun and I’m proud of how my mug turned out! These make perfect gifts for others, or just a nice tea/coffee/hot chocolate mug for yourself.
What You Need:
-A Sharpie (or two, or three, how many you’d like and in whatever colors you’d like!)
-Stick On Letters
I bought my mugs at Value Village for 99 cents each (one is a Starbucks cup!) and my letter stickers at the Dollar Store for one dollar. The Sharpie I already had, so if you want cute mugs on a budget, here you go!
Remove any stickers from your mug(s) that may be on them and wash them. You don’t want to bake your mugs when they’re super dirty! Dry as well (obviously).
Decide what you want your mug to say and where it goes. I went with my last name and “bham” in honor of my college town. Sticking the letters on in a fun way makes it easier, since trying to get them to look straight and perfect is incredibly hard.
Use your Sharpie to start decorating! I colored all around each letter to make sure the letter was fully outlined, then started dotting out. It takes a lot of time, but in the end, was definitely worth it.You can always draw a cloud around the word and fill it in, or whatever else! Have fun with it.
Remove the stick on letters. I used tweezers so I wouldn’t smudge the Sharpie, but if using your fingers works, that’s fine. You do not want to bake the mugs in the oven with the stickers on!
Step Five: (not pictured)
Bake the mug in the oven at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. After the 30 minutes, let your mug sit for awhile. It will be very hot, so be careful!
And there you go! A cute, trendy, personalized mug. I’m bring this one to college with me, and plan on making myself and my roommate ones. It cost a total of about $3 (maybe) and looks like it’s worth $15! Like I said, these are perfect for gifts or as a gift for yourself.