Sick of the same old mugs? Well here is a great idea that we are going to do this weekend. Basically you can write or draw whatever you want on your mugs. Customize it with a personal message that makes you smile or draw a cute picture for your kid really the possibilities are unlimited. Here’s the method: All you need is a sharpie (any color) and a porcelain dish that you want to permanently alter. You can even use super cheap mugs from the dollar store to create gifts or party favors. Just draw on the surface of your mug and bake it for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Allow them to cool completely before washing or using.
After I made my dishes I tried scrubbing them with a kitchen sponge and soap. They held up super well to hand washing. The design did not fade or scratch off at all. Next, I tried running them through the dishwasher. This didn’t turn out so well, half of the design was gone when I took them out (don’t worry, it’s fixable!). So if you use this method to make dishes, remember that these dishes will need to be hand wash only!