Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Christmas Morning Mugs

I wanted to bring a sweet treat over to my sister’s home for Christmas morning this year, and with a large crowd and glasses full of coffee and mimosas, I figured personalized mugs would be ideal.
This was a fun and simple DIY that involved just a little time, a plain white ceramic mug and Sharpie permanent marker! 
First take all sticker tags off the mugs and hand wash them.  I was able to find these classic mugs at Walmart for 88 cents! 
Draw your design on the mug exactly as you would like it and then draw over the image again to make it stand out.  {helpful hint – if you make a mistake, a simple dab of nail polish remover with acetone on a q-tip is the perfect eraser}
Place the mugs in an un-heated oven and set the temperature to 350 degrees.  Let the oven preheat with the mugs inside to avoid cracking, and when the temperature hits 350 degrees set the timer for 30 minutes.  At 30 minutes, turn the oven off and let the mugs cool down inside.  {I baked the mugs again the next day to seal in the ink, but this step could be skipped.}
Pull the cooled mugs out of the oven and you have a personalized gift perfect for anyone!
To add a little something and to make a perfect winter hostess gift, add a baggy filled with hot coco powder and marshmallows and tie it all together with bakers twine with a stirring spoon!