Baking a Sharpie ceramic mug

Do you want to add some personality to your morning cup of coffee? Here’s one way I gave my mug some identity ๐Ÿ™‚

First I got a ceramic mug and some sharpies


Then, started my “art-piece” (I used some perfume to merge the colors together)

Finally, leave the mug in the oven for 40 minutes at 350ยบ, leave the mug in the oven from the beginning (don’t wait till the oven heats up) and after 40 min. turn off the oven but leave the mug in there till it cools down to avoid cracking, you may want to do the same process one more time to make sure it sticks.

And you get your DIY mug!!


Final note: some people may spray their mugs with acrylic sealing spray so the colors won’t rub off with washing over time. If you decide you would, you could use masking tape to avoid spraying near the top (to avoid any toxins).


Round Wood Coaster

Do you want to treat yourself and make your own coasters out of wood? Or maybe you like putting some effort into the gift you’re giving to someone special?

I had a piece of wood and wanted to try doing a round coaster with simple tools I had.
Here is how it went.

After getting the piece of wood, I drew a circle of 10cm diameter and started cutting roughly around it using a handsaw.

Next, I sanded it down till the drawn line and varnished using light polyurethane.

Finally, I enjoyed my first cup of tea sitting on my new wood coaster.

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