Some of our best friends moved to California earlier this month and I used the resourcefulness of Pinterest to help me figure out some sort of a goodbye gift. Honestly, my history with Pinterest isn't great. I made "skeleton brownies" for a Halloween party and "s'mores in a mason jar" on a date, both of which could have been featured on any one of those Pinterest Fail slideshows. It's kind of a shame because I used to watch Martha Stewart religiously when I was younger. Anyway, with that being said this is the reason why I'm sharing a DIY because 1. It's easy and 2. It actually turns out like the pictures!
DIY Goodbye Mugs
1. You'll need a white mug, (I just found mine at the dollar store) and a few sharpies (make sure you find Sharpies that are oil based, I found some at Hobby Lobby).
2. Draw/write/create whatever you want to on your mug! I used this picture as inspiration.
3. Once you're finished, let the mugs dry overnight. I let mine dry for 24 hours just to be safe.
4. After they finish drying, place the mugs in the oven while the oven is still cool. Turn the oven on to 425 degrees and once it reaches the correct temperature, turn on a timer for thirty minutes. After the thirty minutes are up, turn the oven off but keep the mugs inside the oven until cool.
5. You might need to re-trace some of the words/designs again with your Sharpie after you take your mug out of the oven. If you do, you will need to repeat the same steps above.
Before I delivered the mugs, I hand washed them just to make sure the paint wouldn't smear/wash off (it didn't!) and that's it. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. You're done.