Mr. Sugarplum and I don’t exchange gifts for Valentine’s Day, but I wanted to make a little something sweet for him. The Sharpie and ceramic mug project is not new, or original, but that doesn’t make it any less fun or adorable. I’ve been dying to try it for myself, so I decided it was the perfect inexpensive gift for Valentine’s Day.
All you need is a basic ceramic mug (mine was $2 at Ikea), and a Sharpie.
I am not artistic, but Mr. Sugarplum always claims to like my ‘quirky drawings,’ so I went for it. I suggest you practice, practice, practice your design on paper first, and draw it at the same size you want for your mug.
Most posts I found online said their mugs weren’t dishwasher safe, or you need a special pen just for drawing on porcelain, but I experimented a little and found a method that works great. I’ve run this through the dishwasher twice (top rack), and the design hasn’t budged.
I already gave it to my Valentine, and the conversation went like this:
Obviously the success of this project hinges on your ability to draw and write legibly, but the sentiment is the same either way. Are you making any little gifts for your Valentine? Have you tried the Sharpie/Mug project? Did you get that my mug said, ‘Be Mine’???