hello diy / 99cent store mug:

February 13, 2012


I was at the 99 cent store and thought it'd be fun to do a DIY series of projects with dollar store items. I thought it was a pretty original idea but stumbled upon Emily Henderson's blog and the 99 cent store idea has already been done. That's okay though! What hasn't been done? ;) Anyway, here's what I came up with and a simple + easy diy project for you!


So all you need is a plain mug (the one I found at the store happened to have a gold rim at the top which is pretty cool) and a gold sharpie paint pen! (these are permanent oil based pens - they also have extra fine tip if you want to get into more detail)


I just started drawing some shapes on the mug but then realized it may be good to draw a pencil outline first? Either way would work, whatever you feel confident doing.



The finished piece. I was going to go all the way with the triangles but just went with this instead ;) Also: I did wash the mug to test the paint and the design was fine. Go sharpie!

55 hello's:

  1. I really like this idea - and can't wait to get crafting!

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  2. Cute! I did a similar DIY on my blog a few weeks ago with ceramic paint. You may want to note that the paint is not food safe so you shouldn't use it inside or on the lip of the mug!

    Love the look of the metallic though, so cute!

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  3. Danni...you have a patience level that far outweighs mine ;) I made a ridiculous beer bottle cap trophy recently for an award, using hot glue and styrofoam and it was all of the tediousness I could handle.
    All this to say...love the mug ;)

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  4. Such a cute idea! I had seen a DIY similar to this with ceramic paint but I love the look of the metallic...and I already have some sharpie pens...so I'm glad to know you can use those too! Thanks!

    P.S. Always love your pictures

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  5. I love how this turned out i'm not so sure my hand would be steady or patient enough to pull this off

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  6. I love this! Beautiful job.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  7. this is exactly what i want to do with some original drawings to put in my shop or sell at craft shows. good to know the sharpie can be washed!

    nan

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  8. Oh my goodness, this is stunning! I love it :)
    Emma xx
    http://www.gawgusthings.com
    @gawgusthings

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  9. oh this is such a great idea! i have to try this :)

    Birdy

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  10. I've used sharpie on a ceramic mug and over time the ink comes off. but if you bake the mug it'll set the ink.

    http://craftyarchitect.wordpress.com

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  11. LOVE this!!! Wonder if they sell those sharpies at office depot or something...I don't want to wait! Think it's dishwasher safe too?

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  12. stunning! so inspiring thanks for sharing :) xx

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  13. Never thought of using a Sharpie! Love the triangle design. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. This is really pretty! I have a feeling I'm going to LOVE this blog feature!! :) Where did you get the little dish for your tea bag? So lovely!

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  15. Thanks for all your comments everyone!

    @Holly Knitlightly - aw, thanks! The dish is actually from my grandfather's house when we visited in China.. there were some leftover pots and dishes so we each got to take some :)

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  16. What a great idea! I need to try this - I have been wishing for some new coffee mugs lately.

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  17. cute! i've heard of ceramic pens, but never thought to try a sharpie.

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  18. What a great idea! Will have to try this sometime soon.

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  19. Your cup turned out really cute. I bought the exact same cups at the 99c store a couple weeks ago. I painted on patterns with Martha's metallic paints. Didn't turn out so cute. But, your sharpie idea is brilliant! I thought I'd blog about when crafts are better in your head as an idea, rather then the actual craft itself.

    http://oleanderandpalm.blogspot.com

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  20. Danni, there's this site as well...http://dollarstorecrafts.com/. It's such a fun challenge, isn't it? :)

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  22. i love this idea!

    you could personalise one with a friends name and it would make a lovely present :)

    rachelandherjournal.blogspot.com

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  23. What a great idea! Love this DIY. Thanks Danni.

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  24. Rad! Sharpies are just the nuts! Agree with C. E. R. Dollar store crafts is good. Some good kids stuff on there. Thx

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  25. great idea! i hope you do more!

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  26. Wow! That is such a cool idea and the best part is that it's super cheap. Can you do a series of these and put up more dollar store finds and how to craft with them? That would be awesome!

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  27. You're so darn crafty lady! Love that mug. chic as can be. Happy Valentine's Day to you! Hope you and your man have a splendid time celebrating love today. xo

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  28. Amy - Thank You Cards Shop14 February, 2012 12:05

    super cute idea, love this! such a great inexpensive gift idea :) :)

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  29. Oh.. that's so beautiful! And easy I guess! Thanks for sharing =)

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  30. Oh, I like these! It'd be fun to use gold and silver paint pens!

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  31. what a great idea, but can you wash it?

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  32. LOVE THIS!! hope you don't mind me posting it on my blog tomorrow with a link back to your blog? www.grandpamanscamera.blogspot.com

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  33. What a wonderful idea! I love it. Thanks for posting this tutorial, I'm so excited to try this one of my plain mugs. ^_^b

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  34. what a fabulous idea - I think I'm going to have to give this a try!

    http://blogoftheprettythings.blogspot.com/

    xxx

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  35. I've done this with a few mugs, it's so much fun!

    xoxo, Jjanga
    www.sayhelloandsmile.blogspot.com

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  36. I would definitely pay good money for something like this in a store!! So simple yet soo fancy! Love it :) xxx

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  37. Neat post. It's amazing what you can do with a paint pen and a little inspiration. I broke my collarbone this fall and my friend decorated my sling with paint pens and geometric patterns. It came out super cool and made me feel a little less bad about injury.

    Makenzie
    http://panchoandleftey.wordpress.com/

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  38. Really wonderful idea. You have done impressive work. This was really an impressive cup ideas, definitely check it out, I just love this one, I think that it's longer length provides added coverage

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  39. I made this for my boyfriend, he loved it!

    This is a cute project! Thanks

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  40. <3 this!! x
    http://sunshinetosoothethesoul.blogspot.co.uk/

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  41. This cup looks beautiful! Great idea

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  42. I can't wait to try this, so thankful for this DIY

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  43. I have seen a few versions of this project, but not with the metallic. I love it and will have to try it really soon!

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  44. Thank you for sharing this!! We share DIY projects every monday on our blog and featured this today! Feel free to check it out! www.nevernola.com

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  45. Do you need to bake these mugs after you draw onto them with the sharpie? I've drawn on mugs with a black sharpie pen and had to bake them for 30 mins

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