What is the best way to make, bake, and care for Sharpie mugs? A test of different temperatures, times, and kinds of washing to find out. (Spoiler: for 2 hours with oil-based Sharpies on Dollar Tree mugs.
DIY personalized coffee mugs- Decorate away with permanent marker, then bake it for 30 mins at 180 deg C. Allow to cool completely before using or washing. Hand washing is fine, but putting through the diswasher may remove the design.
Based on my experiment, baking a Dollar Tree mug at 250 degrees for 2 hours provided the best results. The color of the paint remained largely the same and paint on the mug did not chip at all (except for the minor top chipping).
Weekend DIY Project: Decorate a mug or cup -- Bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Let it cool completely before using or washing it. When you wash the mug, hand-wash it gently instead of throwing it in the dishwasher.
A bunch of sharpie mug ideas This definitely works. BUT do not let the dishes sit in water. They can go through the dishwasher fine, in fact a run through the dishwasher sets the Sharpie. But when they sit in water, the Sharpie can be scratched right off.