DIY Christmas Series: Dotted Sharpie Mugs

Thursday, November 13, 2014

I absolutely love coffee mugs. I have at least two sets of mugs right now. But even still, I couldn't help but fall in love with this cute DIY Dotted Sharpie coffee mug! This specially made mug and some hot chocolate would be an awesome gift for a girlfriend or teacher!

Simple DIY Dotted Sharpie Mug

So for this DIY you'll need:

A mug ($1 from Dollar Tree)
At least 2 Oil based Sharpie Markers ($4 each or pack of 5 for $17)
Big alphabet letters

Okay, so like any baking recipe, the first thing you'll want to do is heat your oven to 350 degrees F and let that be heating while you prepare your mug.

Place your sticker on the mug in the desired location. I chose to put my "a" so it would be facing out if I were holding the mug in my right hand, but honestly, I don't think it matters that much.

Once you've gotten your sticker on the mug, you'll start dotting your first color around the sticker. Make your dots more concentrated closer to the letter and let them fade away the further away from the letter you get.

Simple DIY dotted Sharpie Mug

Go back in with your second (or more) color and fill in, making sure not to let your dots get too heavy the further away from the letter you are. I went back and forth between blue and purple 3 times before I felt it looked good.

Simple DIY dotted Sharpie Mug

After you've dotted exactly how you want it to look, you can peel the sticker off. Be sure the paint is completely dry or else it will peel off some paint too!

Set your mug in your preheated over for 30 minutes to bake. After 30 minutes are up, turn off the oven but leave the mug to cool down with the oven.

That's all there is to this one! You might have to pick up a few extra mugs for yourself! They are just so cute.


  1. Doing this for girlfriend gifts! Thank you so much for the good idea!!

  2. I've wanted to try this since I first saw it on Pinterest but didn't know if anyone had ACTUALLY tried it.... so thanks for posting! I will probably make some of these soon! :)