Fall is just around the corner. Soon it’ll be time for hot chocolate, warm ciders, and pumpkin spice everything! So to get into the fall spirit, and to have something nerdy to put all those delicious things in, here is a simple DIY mug with sharpies!

What you need:

  • Plain white mug (Dollar Store has these. The cheaper the better.)
  • Sharpies (Oil based. Check the labels!)
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Access to an oven

Step One:
Rub down the outside of the mug with some rubbing alcohol. This takes off any dirt, grease, or dust. While it is drying, think about what you want to draw. For this example, I’m doing a tea bag and “tea for two.” If you need inspiration, head to Google, Pinterest, or your favorite book!

Step Two:
Draw! Write! Create! Get that sharpie and get to writing on the mug! I suggest you stick to just the outside. Keep in mind that after baking, some colors may darken, so if it is a color specific scheme go a shade or two lighter than you think you need. If you make a mistake, just take a bit of rubbing alcohol and wipe it away!


Step Three:
Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-30 mins. Let cool completely. You’re done!

That’s it! Simple little DIY to get you in the fall mood! Please remember that these mugs need to be hand washed, so if you are planning to give them as gifts, include a little note that says just that. Show us what you made in the comments below!

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