DIY draw a mug with a permanent marker

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The previous Saturday I bought some permanent markers for another project, and I didn’t endure to the temptation to draw one of my white mugs and try this very known project of “DIY sharpie mugs”. 

Although the sketch didn’t fade away when I made it, I didn’t read all the instructions… and I put the mug in the dishwasher. The drawing was totally disappeared. In some of these “DIY sharpie mug” tutorials, they say to buy a more expensive marker, or an oil-based ink, and bake the mug in a COLD OVEN to 350°F (177°C) for a half an hour. One tutorial that I found says 425°F, but in all there were comments telling that after some washes the drawing came off, so I don’t think that the temperature or the baking plays any role at all. 

To be honest I didn’t try to bake the mugs because I read in this SimpleDIYs youtube clip that it smells somehow… and also I found it such a great idea to have an everyday inspirational mug, totally different from the mug of the previous day. 

So, I re-wrote my mug … with my favourite quote of the poet Robert Frost:

“Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself”… 


That’s a beautiful way to start your day with your favourite coffee and your favourite, inspirational, but “not so permanent”, word or sketch on it !!!

Firstly appeared in the Find A Way By JWP blog



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4 thoughts on “DIY draw a mug with a permanent marker

  1. Ωραία η φράση που διάλεξες Ιωάννα. Κι εγώ είχα δει ένα βίντεο στο ΥΤ που έκανε πειράματα με διαφορετικές κούπες και διαφορετικούς μαρκαδόρους και κατέληξε πως αυτοί που έχουν ως βάση το λάδι είναι οι πιο σταθεροί.
    Την καλησπέρα μου & καλό μήνα

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  2. υπεροχη!!! και η φραση και η τελικη δημιουργια! και εχω και μια μουρλα με τις κουπες…

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  3. Σ'ευχαριστώ πολύ Δήμητρα!!! Πρέπει να ψάξω να βρω τέτοιους μαρκαδόρους… και για άλλες DIY δουλειές (xixixi…)!!! Καλή σου μέρα και καλά να περνάς!!!

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