Friday, June 22, 2012

jane austen mug

Pinterest strikes again, folks.  I saw another idea on there not too long ago and thought I'd try it out for myself.

Plain white mug: $1.00 at Goodwill
I already had a black sharpie.
And an oven.

Here's what you do.  Take your mug and carefully write/draw/scribble on it with your sharpie.  Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.  When it is heated, put your newly designed mug on a baking tray and "cook" for 30 minutes.  Then your design won't come off (unless you put it in the dishwasher).
{Note: Don't worry if you mess up!  If you haven't put your mug in the oven yet it's fairly easy to wash off the sharpie and start over.}

When the 30 minutes is up, carefully remove the tray and let your mug cool before washing or drinking out of it.

Once the mug is cool, you have a brand new member to your cupboard.

*grins* I couldn't help it.  I had to go for the Jane Austen quote.


  1. sweet!! I should definitely try that :)

  2. I've seen this DIY project on Pinterest... can't wait to try it!

  3. Aww, cute! I've wanting a coffee cup...maybe I'll just make myself one! :)

  4. is it dishwasher/microwave safe?

  5. I know it can't be put in the dishwasher. I'm not sure about the microwave though.

  6. This is perfect. Omg.

    PS- I see that you're reading the first book of the Christy Miller series! =D