Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Homemade Christmas: Tea Mugs

I first saw these delightful personalized mugs at a craft show last year.  I asked the crafter if they were easy to make, and she sheepishly said, yes, they really are.  





She gave me these super simple directions:

1. Wash the mugs thoroughly.
2. Create your design using the best oil based Sharpies you can find.
3. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.  Let cool before handling.



It is super important to use the best oil based markers you can find.  I recommend NOT washing them in the dishwasher, especially with the soaps that have the stain power boosting cleanser in them.

Package these adorable mugs with your favorite tea.  Mine is this amazing wild harvested camomile tea from Canada. 


While these are tea mugs, I want to make some coffee mugs with these sayings:

1.  There's a slight chance that this is wine.
2.  If you can't say something nice...we should probably be friends.
3.  I love you a latte.

Another Christmas gift, handmade and fun, right from your heart!

29 comments:

  1. What a great gift! Terrific way to give a personalized gift to everyone on your list. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. HaHa! Love these Terri what a cute idea, and there are endless sayings you could put on these. Thanks for the ideas
    Karen

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  3. This is such a cute Christmas gift idea - - I love the homemade gifts for friends.

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  4. This is such a great idea!!! Will the markers wash off over time even with handwashing? Can't wait to try this out!!!

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  5. I have always wanted to decorate my own mugs - and this is so super easy to do! I need to stop by Michaels to pick up some markers (good ones) and try this out this weekend!

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  6. This is a great gift idea. I am not artistic AT ALL, so for me it would be a gag gift! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. these mugs are too cute. I have a friend i would lvoe to send one to.

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  8. These are so much fun. I make the majority of our outgoing presents and I love to discover fun and new ideas to add to my to do list

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  9. Homemade gifts are so fun and add that extra special meaning to the giver and recipient! They'd be fun to create with friends, too!!!!!

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  10. I love making my own mugs! I made one with a cute little cat face not too long ago. It is a fun and simple craft.

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  11. What a cute and super easy to do craft! I can't drink coffee so I'm definitely more of a tea girl and this tea looks really good!

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  12. These are so cute. Homemade gifts are my favourite, and I would love to start giving them more. Would love to try this!

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  13. Ok I love lvoe love these mugs. I have the perfect person to send one too.

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  14. Ha! I love the saying about wine being in there! Those are adorable. I would fill them up with chocolate and give them out to friends. Great gift!

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  15. I love personalized gifts. These mugs are adorable. What a great gift idea for Christmas.

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  16. What a terrific gift idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  17. These would make such great gifts. I am going to bookmark this. Homemade gifts are the best.

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  18. They are so cute! I've heard about this craft and I've been wondering how to do it. Thanks for sharing this!

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  19. I absolutely love this idea for the holidays. They seem so easy to make and the results are so fun.

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  20. Oh, this is so cute. I would like to make some as presents this holiday.

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  21. Oh my goodness how easy is this!!!!

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  22. This is perfect! I LOVE them! thanks for sharing

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  23. I actually heard of this simple DIY mug designing with Sharpies. Its a cute and simple idea I need to try one for myself and come up with a cute message.

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  24. These are so cute and I want to try them this year. I have a couple of cute sayings that I might want to use.

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  25. Handmade gifts are always the best and these are so cute. I would have some made for my husband with our kids handprints :) beautiful Christmas gifts

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  26. These mugs are super adorable! They would make the perfect gifts for around the holidays.

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  27. I think this is so cute and what a great but simply idea. My kids grandparents would love this!

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  28. These mugs are so cute and so simple to make! I've made some in the past for friends! such a great idea for a little Christmas gift!

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  29. These are so cute and so creative!!! I love creating things on my own I am very crafty :-)

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