Need a Last Minute Gift Idea? Make Your Own Sharpie Mugs

Sharpie Mugs

Need a Last Minute Gift Idea? Make Your Own Sharpie Mugs

A blogging friend of mine (Miss Frugal Mommy) recently posted a Sharpie Mug project and I knew I just had to do this project with my daughter…

This project is incredibly easy and I was able to create these very inexpensively with the help of Dollar Tree.  I found these gold trimmed white mugs at Dollar Tree so the project cost only $2 (since I already had Sharpie’s on hand).

We used pink, green, orange and aqua blue Sharpie’s.  We also had black on hand but we really didn’t want to add it to this spectrum of colors.

The process is very simple – clean off your surface with either an alcohol wipe or a cotton ball.


You need a letter form – I have a Cricut and could easily have produced a letter with that but it was just as simple to print a letter from WORD on my printer and cut it out by hand.  It didn’t need to be perfect.

Tape it (I rolled the tape because I need the letter to be easily removed afterward) on to the mug surface.

Then go crazy placing dots randomly all around and in empty spaces like the center of the “A”, in no particular pattern.  Have fun with it.  Add whatever colors you want.  Once you feel you have enough dots – remove the letter and tape.


Place the mugs into the oven on 350 degrees for 30 minutes.


That is all there is to it.  If you are using them for a gift you can also place a few items in them from Dollar Tree and you have a great personalized gift, inexpensively.

4 thoughts on “Need a Last Minute Gift Idea? Make Your Own Sharpie Mugs

  1. April Farley says:

    These are so much fun to create. As you pointed out filling them with little goodies are a wonderful addition to the gift. We made these as teacher gifts a few years ago with our eldest granddaughter. One teacher loved tea. We got a little variety pack of teas and made some tea biscuits. Then wrapped it up in colored celo and tied it up in a bow. Perfect! Our gal felt so proud of her creations and was thrilled to pass them out at school.

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