DIY | monogrammed gold sharpie mugs

DIY monogrammed gold sharpie mugs | PINEGATE ROAD

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.

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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:

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  1. Audrey

    December 16th, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    Is it dishwasher safe after baking? These are adorable!

  2. Kelsey

    December 16th, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    @ Audrey – I believe they should be, at least the other DIY’s I researched from said they were. I wasn’t able to test it out because I am dishwasher-less :(

  3. Callie

    December 16th, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    These are so cute!!!

  4. Kelsey

    December 16th, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    @ Callie – Heh, thanks girl! :) They were such a fun thing to make!

  5. Rachael

    December 16th, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    These are adorable! I’m with ya on the white and gold. The Ferrero Rochers add the perfect touch!

  6. Victoria | Oh So Pretty

    December 17th, 2013 at 1:44 AM

    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! :)

  7. Kelsey

    December 17th, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    @ 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 ;)

  8. Kristyn @ Milk + Crown

    December 20th, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    What a cute DIY! The gold hue makes the mugs so much more festive and fun :) Your handwriting is also gorgeous haha, don’t know if I could get mine so perfect, but definitely worth a shot, right? ;)

  9. Rachel

    December 20th, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Love it! So cute.

  10. Ashlee Chu

    December 21st, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Fabulous. Especially the gold touch. Always classy.

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    December 22nd, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    This is super cute and such an easy diy! I’ve been meaning to try this and with paint as well!

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    December 19th, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    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 :)

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    December 26th, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    I’ve heard you should use an oil-based Sharpie to make the ink dishwasher safe and permanent. I found some at Wal-Mart!

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    What’s an oil based Sharpie packaged as?

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    January 23rd, 2015 at 11:50 AM

    I’m curious what font you used as your inspiration!? It’s perfect for this project! Thank you in advance!!

  26. Kelsey

    February 4th, 2015 at 7:20 AM

    When I started practicing calligraphy, I based many of my forms off of Copperplate and Roundhand styles. Things just grew and changed from those ‘teaching’ typefaces :)

  27. karyn parra

    October 12th, 2017 at 11:16 AM

    IS IT MICROWAVE OVEN SAFE AFTER BAKING?

  28. Kelsey

    October 12th, 2017 at 12:03 PM

    Yes!

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