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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Craft: DIY Sharpie Mugs

Sharpie mugs is one of my new favorite crafts to make and give. They are fun to make, inexpensive, and personalized!

The was introduced to these by my friend over at A Vibrant Medley. We had a Sherlock fangirl t-shirt and mug making day. She had one of the special pens that are supposed to be more dishwasher safe, but I found that I had to handwash mine anyway, or the ink started scratching off.

Even my awful handwriting looks pretty good one of these. 



I made a more challenging one using colored Sharpies for a friend's birthday in the fall, doing a series of three pictures: a TARDIS, Union Flag, and Sherlock Holme's Silouhette.

More recently, I did some with initials for a wedding gift.




The great thing about this project is that it's super forgiving. I'm not much for drawing anything, especially free-hand, but all the ones I've done have come out looking really good anyway.







There are tons of tutorials for these online, such as this one from A Beautiful Mess.









Do you have any favorite projects to make as gifts?

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