We’re going to have fun with Sharpies today! I promise, this Sharpie Mug project is cheap and easy. What could be better, right? My original designs are even available for download — even easier! Be sure to grab yours, and let’s get started!

Super cute Sharpie Mug DIY! Including free download graphics...

Do yourself a favour and visit your local Dollar Store. They always seem to have great, simple, glassware at a fraction of the cost of most retail stores. I bought my two mugs for $1.50 each. Not too shabby! (This post may contain affiliate links. This means, should you end up making a purchase, advertisers give me a small percentage of that sale, at absolutely NO EXTRA COST to you. Click here for full disclosures). 

Oil based Sharpies make a great Sharpie mug DIY! Full tutorial and free digital download.

This is the Sharpie Paint Marker I used. Be sure you are buying the “oil-based” ones, (they are available in a couple different nib weights). Oil-based is important for baking our designs, to “set” them, at the end of the project. They write really smooth and are easy to work with. But how do we transfer our design onto the mug? A super fun trick, straight outta kindergarten…

Sharpie Mug tutorial with free downloadable graphics!

Sharpie Mug – Image Transfer

1. Print out your design onto plain printer paper.

2. Trim your design to size, and rub a soft lead pencil onto the BACK of your design.

3. Keep scratching until it’s completely covered.

Easy Sharpie Mug how-to. With free graphics.

4. Tape your design onto your mug, right-side facing out.

5. Use a sharp pencil or ballpoint pen to firmly trace over your design.

Easy sharpie mug how-to. With free digital download graphics!

6. The lead will transfer onto your mug and give you the perfect tracing outline.

Sharpie Mug how-to. Easy DIY, and bakes on to handle washing!

7. Trace your little heart out with your fancy new oil-based Sharpie.

8. Bake your designs in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes, and leave them inside as your oven cools down completely.

Make your own coffee mugs in a few easy steps. Free graphics included with oil based sharpie pens.

Voilá! You now have some customized, and super-rad, new mugs to enjoy your morning cup o’ joe in. Around here, it’s definitely a “First I drink the coffee, then I do the things” situation. And, I don’t know about you, but “Messy bun, & getting stuff done” may as well be my mantra.

Sharpie pen mugs. Free graphics included. Great idea for teachers gifts!

See? There I go again! ;)

Easy mug DIY. Custom sharpie mug with oil-based markers. Bakes on to last through washing. Great idea for teacher appreciation gifts. Perfect for coffee lovers.

Don’t forget to download your own copy of my custom mug designs, here

Free coffee mug digital download.

Happy caffeinating my lovelies!


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