Just before Christmas, my husband told me he wanted to give a gift to his boss at work. I was going through my Pinterest boards (come follow me!) and came across a mug I had pinned from Café Press that had a fun saying on it. He totally loved it, but it was only a couple days before Christmas and the mug was $15. I offered to try making one and this craft was born.
Here’s what you’ll need if you would like to make some custom mugs of your own…
-Mugs (check the dollar store)
-Oil based paint markers or Sharpie
-sticker or cut vinyl
-nail polish remover
I started by designing and cutting the sayings on my neighbor’s Silhouette…still don’t have one of my own. The sayings are accountant jokes – if you didn’t get them. I still have no idea what accrual is, but my husband thinks it’s a fun play on words.
Apply the sticker or vinyl to the mugs. The mug on the left got a little crooked with the curve of the mug, I should have cut each of the words apart to prevent the vinyl from wrinkling.
Then use your paint marker or Sharpie to color in the saying. A paint marker will hold up better, but if you only have a Sharpie it should hold up ok, but only hand wash.
As you can see the paint bled a little bit. To clean this up, use a cotton swab with nail polish remover to remove the paint that bled.
Once you’ve got it just the way you want, bake it at 350 degrees for about 20-30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
And there you go, custom printed mugs for $1 each! He said he’s going to take it into work this week