Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Sip. Sleep. Blog.

Hi all! Hope you’re having a great week so far! I’m here today with a fun DIY that everyone is loving on our Instagram! PS if you’re not following us, what are you doing?! Join in on our fun!!

These mugs are amazing and I’ve made them for several different occasions. They’re perfect gifts to give to your bests (or yourself!) for birthdays, Christmas or just a little “hey love you!” You can customize them for any occasion, with a design, a quote or a monogram, which is why they are my go to gift!!

I have seen several different tutorials for these, and like I said I have made A LOT! Some have turned out…. not so great. But I think I’ve finally figured it out!

What You’ll Need:

-A ceramic mug. I got mine at Bed Bath and Beyond this time around but you can also find them at Marshalls, Target or even a dollar store.
-An OIL BASED sharpie. I found that this is the most important element. I've tried regular sharpies and they work fine if you're not planning on actually using your mug, but that's no fun!

First, clean your mugs with an alcohol wipe. This helps take any dirt or oil off and gives you a clean slate to work with. Once you've decided what you want on your mug, plan it out. Make sure you’re not writing too big or small and have enough room for whatever you’re doing. Good news, if you do happen to have a little mishap, you can use an alcohol wipe as an eraser. When you’re done decorating, let the mug sit over night so everything can set. Place your mugs in the oven and set it to 350 degrees. After it reaches 350, set a 30 minute timer to let them bake. After the 30 minutes, shut the oven off but leave the mugs in there. It is important that they stay in until they are COMPLETELY cool, I actually left mine in overnight. Although these can go in the dishwasher, I try to hand wash them whenever I can, just to make sure they stay as long as possible!

If you guys try this out, make sure to Instagram and tag us! @wedressalright
We'd love to see what you come up with!!

it's been fun,

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