How many Sharpie mug tutorials do you have saved on Pinterest?
Now tell me how many of those you have made.
Don’t feel bad. I have a ton pinned, too, and I’ve made… zero. I haven’t made any, until now. That’s what makes this new blog hop so much fun. We are finally making those pins we keep saving but never find the time to make. This month I made a DIY monogram stenciled Sharpie mug based on this awesome tutorial from Delicious and DIY.
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- White Ceramic Mug
- Oil-Based Sharpie Markers
- Monogram Stencil Set (Similar)
- Butterfly Stencil Set (I got mine at Michael’s)
Start by placing your large middle initial stencil on your mug as pictured.
Next, add you first initial in the small stencil to the left of your middle initial.
- It is okay if the stencils overlap. Do what works for your design.
Finish the monogram by adding your last initial in the small stencil to the right of your middle initial.
Add the decorative underline stencil beneath your monogram.
Then begin adding your butterfly stencils.
Continue until you have the desired number of butterflies.
Pull out your pink, green, and orange paint markers. If they are new, press the tip down repeatedly on a piece of paper until the paint comes out.
Start adding paint by dabbing your green paint marker at random over your stencils.
Next, do the same with your pink paint marker.
Lastly, fill in the remaining areas of your stenciled design with your orange paint marker.
Carefully start removing your stencils while your paint is still wet.
- Some of the paint ran a little but since I was going for a watercolor look, this added to it. If you are going for a crisp design, go lighter on your paint when dabbing on the stencils.
Continue until all of your stencils are removed from the mug.
- I didn’t like the look with only 2 butterflies after the stencils were removed so I added a 3rd butterfly.
Allow your paint to dry completely before moving on.
Bake your cup in the over according to the tutorial on Delicious and DIY.
- Although she doesn’t say this, I put my cup in the cold oven while it pre-heated. I worried that putting a cold cup (it is winter, after all) in a hot oven would make it crack.
- After the timer went off, I turned off the oven and cracked the door. This allowed the cup to cool down slowly, again to prevent it from cracking.
That’s all there is to this DIY monogram stenciled Sharpie mug. It is seriously easy and can be customized to your style. Don’t forget to check out Delicious and DIY to show her some love for the awesome idea! Then come back here and check out the other creations in the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop. Hopefully we’ll inspire you to start making all of those awesome ideas you keep pinning.
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