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How to Make Sharpie Mugs: Chevron Pattern

November 22, 2014

AWESOME! Learn how to make sharpie mugs with a chevron pattern. They are easy, affordable and make PERFECT GIFTS!

Hello friends!  If you are like me, you are frantically starting to think about holiday gifts for your friends and family.  Well, I have a fabulous idea for you today!  It's inexpensive and super fabulous–your friends and family are bound to love them.  So, without further adieu, let me show you how to make sharpie mugs with an awesome Chevron pattern.  I PROMISE it's easy!

How to Make Sharpie Mugs with a Chevron Pattern

Materials Needed:

  • Black Mugs {I found mine at The Dollar Store}
  • Gold Metallic Oil-based Sharpie Paint Pens {they MUST be oil-based pens.  These are the exact pens I use: Sharpie Oil-Based Fine Point Paint Markers}
  • Silver Metallic Oil-based Sharpie Paint Pens
  • Fingernail polish remover
  • Paper towel

AWESOME! Learn how to make sharpie mugs with a chevron pattern. They are easy, affordable and make PERFECT GIFTS!

Steps:

1) Wipe down your mugs with fingernail polish remover to remove any oils rom the surface.

2) With one of your oil-based Sharpie pens, make vertical lines approximately 3/4 of an inch apart all the way around your mug.  Don't aim for perfection.  Just make the lines reasonably straight by free-handing them.  The imperfection is part of the charm.

AWESOME! Learn how to make sharpie mugs with a chevron pattern. They are easy, affordable and make PERFECT GIFTS!

3) Next, draw diagonal lines in between each of your vertical lines.  Be sure to alternate the direction of the diagonal lines in each vertical section.

AWESOME! Learn how to make sharpie mugs with a chevron pattern. They are easy, affordable and make PERFECT GIFTS!

3) Next, fill in every other chevron block with vertical lines.  Be sure to alternate the pattern, as shown in the photos.

AWESOME! Learn how to make sharpie mugs with a chevron pattern. They are easy, affordable and make PERFECT GIFTS!

If you make a mistake, DON'T PANIC.  Simply wipe off your mistake with a little fingernail polish remover and try again.

AWESOME! Learn how to make sharpie mugs with a chevron pattern. They are easy, affordable and make PERFECT GIFTS!

4) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Once your oven is heated, set your mugs inside and let them “bake” for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, turn off the oven and let the mugs and oven cool down.

I have never tested these mugs to see if they are dish washer safe.  Some claim they are, some say they are not.  I would recommend hand washing them, but if you are brave, you can try them out in a dish washer.  If you do, let me know if they are okay!

How CUTE are they?!   You may have seen the wildly popular easy dotted sharpie mugs that I made a while back, but I think I love these even more!

AWESOME! Learn how to make sharpie mugs with a chevron pattern. They are easy, affordable and make PERFECT GIFTS!

If you have not already seen my easy dotted sharpie mugs, you should check them out as well, because they also make fantastic gifts and are just as easy to make!

Dotted Sharpie Mugs

If you love this project, I would love for you to to Pin it or share it on social media.  And if you have ever tried washing one of these in a dishwasher, please let me know if it is safe!

 

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  1. […] love the look of these black coffee mugs with silver and gold on them. These are so pretty!  From Designer […]

  2. […] And my DIY chevron sharpie mugs: […]

  3. A Concerned Reader says:

    From the Sharpie company website:

    “While Sharpie markers are AP-certified non-toxic, we do not recommend using them on areas of items that may come in contact with food or the mouth (such as the rim of a coffee cup). Sharpie markers are only recommended for use on ceramic or glassware when the product is being used for decorative or display purposes and not intended to come in contact with food or the mouth. If you intend to design a mug or a cupusing Sharpie markers and then use the mug or cup, any such designs must be at least one inch below the rim where a person’s lips could touch.”

    • Tasha A. says:

      Thanks concerned reader! I am aware of that information the Sharpie website, but it appears that it pertains to the Sharpie markers, as opposed to the Sharpie Oil-Based paint pens that I use for my mugs. But I really do appreciate your concern! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  4. KimberlyJ says:

    Such a great idea. I have a brunch before Christmas for friends and family and these would be great for the coffee table. The coffee mugs would match and everyone can leave with their mug. Buying them at the dollar store is a bonus, we usually have a house full.

  5. Sara Boyle says:

    We made some as a birthday party activity/favors using those Sharpies. They are NOT dishwasher safe. :-( They hold up okay for handwashing, though we don’t use the few remaining mugs for drinking now. We use them for pencils or make-up brushes.

  6. […] you love this project, you will also love my DIY Chevron Sharpie Mugs!  I am not sure which ones I love the most.  Both make fabulous gifts for friends and family any […]

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