Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Homemade Gift Ideas--Personalized Coffee Mug



I haven't met a grandparent yet who doesn't love homemade gifts from the grandkids. And since all of Sophie's grandparents are coffee drinkers, a personalized coffee mug was perfect. All you need is a ceramic mug and Sharpie markers, and your kids will do the rest. I know, I know, kids and Sharpie markers are a dangerous combination. Don't worry. Even if they color all over themselves, this little trick takes it right off.

For a fun grown up project, write your favorite quotes, song lyrics, or memories on a mug, plate or other ceramic surface and give as a gift.


Supplies

Plain ceramic mug
Sharpie Markers


Directions

Decorate the mug with Sharpie markers.






Place mug on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.






Remove from oven and let it cool completely before handling. Give as is or fill with hot chocolate, coffee, or other goodies.




To avoid fading, wash by hand only.


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17 comments:

  1. My granddaughter is to young to do this by herself, but I could help her and we could to do this for her Mommy and Daddy....what a great idea!
    Would love for you to stop by and visit and follow.www.threedawgladydesigns.blogspot.com

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  2. Hi Deborah! Believe it or not, I'm already following you:) Your blog is great!

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  3. Awesome idea, looks cute! Thanks Katie for visiting me & for joining my blog. Happy to follow you :)

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    1. Yay, thanks Ambreen! Just visited your blog again this morning!

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  4. Thanks for visiting my blog, Katie. I am following you via GFC, Facebook, Pinterest, & Twitter.

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  5. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog! You have such a cute haircut. I wish I could pull off short hair. -I've tried and it's a no go.

    I think your blog is so cute. I'm so glad you visited mine so I could find yours! I'm excited to follow you now too.

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    1. Yay, thanks Robyn! I wish my hair looked good long but it's so thick and coarse that it ends up swallowing my face. Short and lots of texture is about all that I can do:) I'm actually very jealous of yours and all the cute things you can do with it! I loved reading your blog today.

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  6. What a great gift idea!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    I'm now a new follower
    Kerry

    http://www.ohsoamelia.com

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    1. Thank you Kerry! I enjoyed your blog and your daughter is an absolute DOLL!

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  7. This is adorable. So sweet! :) Thanks for stopping by my site, too!

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    1. Thanks so much Amy! I'm so glad you stopped by:)

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  8. Was trying to come up with a handmade gift idea for the grandparents! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing....and I'm now following!

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  9. Hey Katie, this is adorable!! love your idea. time to buy some personalized coffee mugs to make it personalize.

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  10. SUper! I tried that this year as well... My Sharpie marks didn't stay on the mugs... I had to go and order the real glass markers because I already had the mugs and plates bought :o) So glad it worked for you!

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  11. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured today! (again!)
    --Mandy, Sugar Bee Crafts

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  12. Super cute - and what a great idea . My son is 18 months and while I love all the handprint crafts out there - I fear for the state of my house and can imagine his handprints on my walls and carpet. You are brave! :)

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