You’ve probably seen this pin floating around, right? It’s been in my head from the moment I saw it, and I knew it would come in handy come Christmas time. Thinking about what to get my co-workers for Christmas was daunting. You don’t want to over-spend and make them feel like you’re trying too hard, and you don’t want to give them something meaning-less just because. You want to do it right, and give them a little something to show them you care. In my case, I wanted to thank them for all the help they’ve been giving me as I started this new position, and the support they continue to give me as I learn my new job. Thankfully I work with a small team of five, and since our jobs involve picking out shiny adornments for stationery items we’ve all established gold and white as a favorite color combination. While I had thought about these for a little bit, these monogrammed gold sharpie mugs would make the perfect last-minute office gift to whip up this week if you’re stuck on what to do. Filled with matching Ferrero Rochers and tied up in cellophane with a golden ribbon, these are sure to spread some holiday cheer.
Here, you’re going to want to thicken the letters where you would naturally make thicker strokes when doing calligraphy. Here’s a handy little guide to show you how if this is something you haven’t done before. I added polka dots as a simple accent around the top and bottom of the mugs, but the decoration is up to you! Pre-heat your oven to 425° and bake the mugs for 30 minutes. Turn off your oven, without opening the door, and let these sit in there until they are completely cool. After reading a couple posts about sharpie plates, this last step is key! And that’s a wrap:
These are the perfect co-workers gifts, and I tried to make this last year for a going away party, but failed haha I’m not sure if it’s the sharpie I’m using or I’m not baking it right, but it washes off :( You’ve inspired me to make another attempt! Love the ones you made with the pretty gold monograms and finishing it off with gorgeous packaging! Oh, and Ferrero Rochers are the best! :)
@ Victoria – oh man, we’re all bound to have craft upsets every now and again! Mine still haven’t been dishwasher-tested, so they could go down the drain too (whoa, pun!). Anyways, glad that you liked my version, and here’s hopes to getting it right one day ;)
[…] of a DIYer, mainly because I know my strengths and craft isn’t one of them. But this great DIY gold sharpie monogram mug by Kelsey of Pinegate Road was too adorable to pass up! I think I can handle marker on […]
How simple and elegant, I love these. And they’re not too daunting for anyone to try. I’ve seen the ones oil based sharpies that are more complex, and they’re great, But these can be done even last minute for busy people…and that would be me! Thanks so much :)