I have always loved West Elm, and especially their dinnerware and detailing on plates. They seem to always have fun prints and patterns. When I saw this DIY idea floating around Pinterest (and these his & her mugs on A Beautiful Mess), I knew I had to make my own. I did not have plain white mugs, but I did have two plain green mugs that I hardly ever used (that I got on clearance at Starbucks about 5 years ago). And what not a better way to bring new life to something unused than to add a bit of pattern?
- A Sharpie
- Plain Porcelain/Ceramic Dinnerware (Goodwill has a great assortment, ranging from 50 cents to $3 depending on the piece!)
Pick up your sharpie, and make your design on your mugs. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes. ( I like the free handed slightly imperfect look, so I did not worry too much about my lines being evenly spaced and straight).
Directions for care: Handwash with soap and water, the dishwasher tends to rub off the design over time (You can always touch it up with your sharpie and re-bake in the oven if this happens!)
(thanks favecraftsblog for linking up to this project!}