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As usual, I wanted to make something crafty for my mama for Mother’s day. I have seen this whole “design your own mug with a permanent marker” thing on Pinterest a bazillion times, so I thought I’d give it a go.
Well, I have good news and I have bad news.
The bad news is, the jig is up, because, it didn’t work people! The design I made with a regular old permanent marker turned out to be not-so-permanent.
Not only did I bake the mug after decorating it with the sharpie for 30 minutes at 350 degrees like I was supposed to, but I did it THREE TIMES! And still, the marker just wiped off when it got wet. Womp wommmmp.
But now, for the good news. I found a simple solution, and the idea behind the sharpie mug lives on!
All I did was…
1. Buy a plain white mug from Target (here are 3 great options under $5: Option 1, Option 2, Option 3) and some of this enamel paint from the model airplane section at Hobby Lobby. It only cost me like a buck! Or you can buy some oil-based paint pens, like these ones.
2. Wrote my design on the mug with pencil first (it rubs right off), and then traced over it with the paint using a very fine brush, which I also bought in the model airplane section of Hobby Lobby.
3. Let it dry.
And now my design is permanent. And my mama can savor her cup o’ joe while simultaneously sobbing into the mug for years to come (because what mom doesn’t cry over the book my mug was inspired by?).
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