Sharpie Mugs – Monogrammed and Personalised
I have a few friends who have moved out of London to the countryside recently (boo). I wanted to make them a housewarming gift that would be personal, but functional, in case not to their taste! I’ve seen a great tutorial over at designmom.com which uses graphite transfer paper to make the monogram. I tried that but couldn’t get the graphite to stick to the mugs I had chosen, and my attempts just looked messy, with the ink running everywhere on the mug. The method I’m using here needs very little drawing ability. Just the ability to cut out.
Materials used for this project:
- Contact Paper (Sticky backed Plastic)
- Masking Tape
- Porcelain or Sharpie Pens
- Printer paper (and access to a printer)
- Cutting mat & craft knife.
Sharpie Mugs Giraffe Print
Sharpie Mugs Scribble Stripes
The stripes design allows you to scribble over the edges quickly. If you’ve stuck down the letter well you shouldn’t get any bleed under the lines. Any small bleeds can be taken off with a cotton bud and water before the ink dries. Or use rubbing alcohol for stubborn marks.
Sharpie Mugs Spots Design
Random tiny spots all through the shape.
Sharpie Mugs Fluffy Design
And finally the “C” is for the cutest little boy I know. I wanted it to look like a fluffy toy. For this style, use the letter cut out, instead of the “hole”, and make little strokes away from the plastic onto the mug (to reduce bleeding).