Have you ever looked around your kitchen and seen plain dishes and kitchenware, but wanted your personal stamp on your kitchen? I sure have. I decided that spring this year, means a fresh look to my kitchenware! Join me as I personalize different items in my kitchenware this month! We’re starting off a series this month, so make sure to stick around!
This week, I started out easy. Personalizing a mug is so easy and the possibilities are really endless! (It also makes a great gift!)
- Ceramic Mug
- A Sharpie Permanent Marker
- Your Oven
Three things – that’s all you need!
- To personalize your mug, think about what you’re going to draw or doodle BEFORE you get started. Remember that you’re working with permanent markers! I sketched out my spring motif on a piece of scrap paper first.
- Plan ahead for how your sketch will look on the round mug! Dishes, mugs, and cups are 3 dimensional, so I always like to visualize how my pattern or sketch will look on all sides of my piece.
- Doodle away! Just draw on your mug with your sharpie! How easy is that!
- Bake it: 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Let it cool and hand-wash for a longer-lasting image. If it starts to fade, just redraw over your existing sketch and re-bake to set the ink!
Stores like Old Time Pottery are great to get simple white dishes for a project like this. At their great prices, I was able to make a great unique mug set for my kitchen for way less! Make sure to check out their selection of open stock white dinnerware pieces, sold year round!