Teacup Makeover

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Wow, massive response on this o_o
They’ve held up totally fine to hand washing, we don’t have a dishwasher so that’s a non-issue for me. The cups themselves aren’t supposed to be microwaved, but I’ve read that this method does hold up to that too.

The way I saw it, on several different sites, is just draw on it with sharpie, pop it in the oven at 350 for 30 minutes and you’re good. There’s supposed to be another brand of marker made specifically for that but I can’t remember what brand or type it was.

Uniquity, that’d be an awesome idea, I’m thinking of doing the same and trying to sell ’em on my etsy. Just having a surprisingly hard time finding cheap plain mugs and cups around here.

JasonCT said

Try Dollar Tree – they usually have plain mugs. You can also order online and have them shipped to your local store http://www.dollartree.com/kitchen-tableware/drinkware/213c264/index.cat

Might have to do it online sometime then, the nearest one to me only had ones with metallic rims so they couldn’t be microwaved or anything. If it was just to keep, I wouldn’t mind but I’d like to do a bunch before I try and sell them and I figure most people would want ’em nukeable.

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ashmanra said

Oh my! Fabulous!

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Bubbles said

I did not have luck with this, as the Sharpie washed right off. :(

I did however, have a friend who has had good luck with the paints/markers geared for painting on ceramics. We sold those at a craft store that I used to work at. You can either bake them in the oven, or leave them to cure for just under a month. I plan to re-do my mug with those.

That’s strange, there were a few comments on the first blog I found with idea on it too, though. Maybe it depends on the specific material the mug is made of?

You wouldn’t, by any chance, know a site that has those or a brand name would you?

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So Cute! Thanks for sharing.

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MissLena said

I really like this idea! Thank you so much for sharing :)

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Dustin said

Oooooh, nice! I love getting crafty! Good job!

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Very cool! My friend made “thank you” gifts by writing and doodling on teapots and mailing them out. So far everyone’s has stayed except for the teapot she gave to her grandfather. But he takes a very strange joy out of scrubbing the holy hell out of porcelain.

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