Tuesday, February 3, 2015

How to Make Sharpie Mugs the Right Way

So sharpie mugs are definitely nothing new to the crafting and Pinterest world but most people don't know the secret to making them actually work: Oil based Sharpies! I know you probably think I just made that up but they actually exist. I searched high and low and found them! Ten minutes away from my apartment at Home Depot, haha. They are relatively inexpensive and pretty much the best way to make the sharpie image last on your mug. 


Oil Based Sharpies
Clean Mug
Spray Adhesive

1. Clean off the surface of your mug and let it dry. 

2. Using your sharpies, write your name or quote. Try to center it on the top half of the cup. Bake the cup for 30 min in the oven to cure the ink. 

3. Tape a line across the center of the mug.

4. Spray the spray adhesive on the bottom of the mug in sections. Pour a generous amount of glitter quickly on each section. 

5. Peel off the tape and enjoy your decorative mug.

I absolutely love my decorative mug! Its great for decoration and the oil-based sharpies ensure that they are completely resistant to being washed off. 

Until next time. <3


  1. Such a brilliant DIY, thank you! I've tried making these for such a long time with regulat sharpies and have only now found out what I did wrong. Can't wait to give it a second try!

    Allie I RainyAllie

    1. I'm glad I could help! I noticed a lot of people complaining about the Sharpie mugs not working but this should do the trick! Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. This is such an awesome idea!!! Think it will be great as a Valentines Day gift

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves


    1. Thanks!! You're right. This would be so cute as a Vday gift. Maybe I'll make one for Mr. Silver.... minus the glitter, haha. Always nice to hear from you! :)

  3. nice post. I have nominated you for the Liebster award :) Ox

  4. Randomly found your blog and can’t express how I like it!
    It was so interesting to read your posts and also I’d like to say that you have beautiful photos!
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet

  5. I LOVE this idea! What temperature do I bake it for in the oven? 30 minutes at what temp? Thanks!