August 11, 2014

AN EASY DIY STATE MUG

easy diy state mug, sharpie project

One of my go-to gift ideas are mugs. They are pretty cheap, can be easily customized, and you can fill them with gift cards, candies, or other small gifts. I usually like to put a little bit of confetti or Easter grass in the bottom and then wrap them in the little cellophane gift bags with some ribbon.

When I found out that July's (really August but it felt like July) insta-swap theme was Home Sweet Home, I knew that I wanted to make her a mug with her home state of Oklahoma on it.

I'm not going to go in depth with this tutorial, because there are a million and four on Pinterest, but I simply found a map of Oklahoma online, cut it out, and taped it to the mug so that I could trace it.

Once I had the outline, I started stippling with a sharpie making the dots closest together near the outline of the state, and getting farther apart the farther away it went. Once I was done, I baked the mug on 350 for about 30 minutes. This is something you will want to hand wash.

easy diy state mug, project with sharpies

I love how it turned out, and I will definitely think about making something with silhouettes like this again. Have you ever tried this project from Pinterest? Were you successful?

1 comment:

  1. What a cute idea, I'll be featuring it today at the Fridays Unfolded! This is something even my kids might enjoy making, thanks for the tutorial and for linking up at Fridays Unfolded.

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