I had been wanting to try sharpies on mugs for ages, it looked so simple and fun. I finally got myself a set of sharpies, and gave it a try:
As you can probably tell, it was a gift for Tanis, as we had been talking about sharpies on mugs in the past month. After reading all the information I could about this craft (and pinning ever so many examples on my pinterest), I opted to bake the mug at 400 degrees for 45 minutes. For best results, put the mug int he oven while it is still cold, and then turn on the oven- this prevents any potential breakage of the mug as the oven heats up. It worked perfectly! Hand washing with a cloth or soft sponge keeps the design intact.
I really enjoyed seeing which colours held up with the baking, since a lot of the lighter colours faded quite a bit, but it was a very neat effect. Red, dark blue, purple and black seem to have held up the best, the lighter colours faded quite a bit. But I definitely want to try this again! I really recommend- and these would make great last minute gifts for coworkers or friends…..