Staff rooms often carry a mish-mash of mugs. And staff rooms in schools are no different. We know that teachers love a good cup of joe. Why not give them a mug that can’t possibly be mistaken for another’s mug? A mug that has been personalized especially for that wonderful teacher. A Sharpie mug!
The potential! There’s so much of it there!
Supplies needed to make your own DIY Sharpie mug:
- Pack of Sharpie Permanent Markers
- Plain White Mug
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Paper Towel
I wiped down the surfaces of the mugs with rubbing alcohol on a paper towel, just to be sure that there weren’t any residues left over that would interfere with the Sharpie.
Then, I started doodling. For one Sharpie mug I decided to use a Dr. Seuss quote (ever a favourite with teachers) and for the other mug, a unicorn. Nothing says “unique and fabulous” like a unicorn does.
Whether you pack it up with a box of beautiful tea, or – for the stationery junkie like me – a bouquet of Sharpies, a Sharpie mug is a fabulous gift.
And if you want to put a unicorn on your Sharpie mug too, I don’t blame you.
A tip: I’ve read that some people found it most effective to leave their Sharpie designs on their mugs for a day or two before baking it. I haven’t noticed any scratching or fading on the mugs yet, but I’ve only hand-washed them.
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Tara is the creator, writer, and flurry of chaos behind her blog, Suburble. Her blog focuses on making a home (emphasis on “making!”), but not forgetting to have a laugh in the process. Her partners-in-crime, her two little girls, are often beside her when it’s time to get creative. A mug of tea, good friends, and a project (or three) are all this girl needs. Join the gang at Suburble and see what we’re up to!