Easy DIY: His & Her Sharpie Mugs


Now that I have your attention (wow… that is a lot of red and pink- my eyes, my eyes!)

Here is a fun and easy Valentine’s Day DIY! Of course it doesn’t have to be for Valentine’s Day. You can make these HIS & HERS Sharpie Mugs for a wedding shower gift, anniversary gift or a just because gift. You can also follow the directions to make a mug for any occasion.


Check me out.


The Mr. Volunteered to model. Nice!


Sharpie Mugs are super popular and I have been wanting to give it a whirl. I though these would be fun for Valentine’s Day! As far as the cost involved-  I paid $1 per mug and then the markers run $3-$4 each if purchased separately. (Before coupon) You should be able to do several mugs per marker.


What You Need:

Oil Based Sharpie Markers

Plain Ceramic Mug


Be sure to get the oil based Sharpie markers IF you want the design to last through hand washing/dish washing. You can find these at your local craft store (I paid around $3-4 each for these) or you can purchase from Amazon. Actually, it looks like the Amazon pricing is better. I liked the medium tip best.

I picked up one of the mugs at Walmart and the other at The Dollar Tree. So you can easily grab a solid white mug for a $1 or so.



You can sketch your design with a pencil first if you like or just free hand. I chose the HIS & HERS theme so I drew lips on one mug and a mustache on the other.


Then I added some text and metallic gold dots….


…I also did a gold handle on the HERS mug. This would have been easier with a Medium tip marker.

Next, you will want to bake the mugs (I did top rack) at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Once the time is up, turn off the oven and allow the mugs to cool down to room temperature inside the oven.

I washed my mugs by hand and they did great…well I noticed the mustache did not set up for some reason. (It had some white gaps). I just colored in the gaps and re-baked. It worked fine the 2nd time. These also survived the dishwasher (top rack).

I am paranoid …so I prefer to drink out of the non-sharpie side. This is why I do not paint inside the mug. I placed my designs so neither mouth nor beverage ever meet the paint.


Quick Directions Recap


Bake at 350 degrees for 30 Minutes

Cool to room temp inside the oven

Wash & Enjoy


If you like this HIS & HER Sharpie Mug tutorial, be sure to follow Living Chic on the Cheap on Pinterest!
….and don’t forget to take along this week’s craft coupons if you will need supplies for this project.
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DIY Coasters

Marshmallow Pops

Rice Krispie Treat Heart Pops

Make Your Own Bath Fizzies

Chocolate & Vanilla Heart Pancakes

Homemade Lavender & Chamomile Sugar Scrub

Valentine’s Day Gift Idea for Classmates: Playdough & Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter (+ 3 Homemade Playdough Recipes)

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  1. says

    I’ve been wanting to try this as well, it’s on my to try list! These are so cute, I wonder if I could draw lips and a mustache that well! 🙂

  2. says

    I just love this idea! And I have all of the supplies – can’t wait to get started on these tomorrow! I featured you for this week’s #FoodieFriDIY linkup – just went live!! Can’t wait to see what you link up this week. 🙂

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