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Decorate your mugs!


I’ve long wanted to draw on coffee mugs and bake them in the oven. During a visit to the local craft supplies store in Kristiansand last week I found a marker with which I can draw on ceramic and glass. This marker, called Porcelain Painter, worked great, and I didn’t have to bake the mug afterwards. After three days it’s now dishwasher safe (122°F/50°C). I bought the mugs cheap at Ikea. Well, I definitely know what to give friends and family for Christmas – personalized coffee mugs!



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  1. Kat Kat

    I’ve been wanting to try this too. I had no idea there were special pens like that. Now I just need to learn to draw and I’m all set!

    • Erlend Erlend

      Yeah, no baking necessary – that’s just great. I actually bought markers in colors as well, but I think I’ll practice my drawing a bit more before I put them I use 😉 Thanks for stopping by Kat 🙂

  2. Lisa Stephens Lisa Stephens

    Love It, Love It…Have to try this. Really GREAT idea. Thanks Sooooo Much. Keep up the
    GOOD work!

    • Erlend Erlend

      Thanks Lisa, glad you like it 🙂

  3. Daisie Daisie

    What if i had a Painters Pen… Would i have to bake those?

  4. Hi Erlend!

    These are beautiful. Minimalistic and simple – how perfect. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing! I tried it once by combining Sharpies and porcelain markers, but the sharpies didn’t work as well as the porcelain markers.

    • Erlend Erlend

      Thanks Aysha!

      I’m thinking the markers that are made for porcelain will hold longer, especially if you’re gonna dishwash them. Though I haven’t tried with a Sharpie. Why didn’t it work so well?

  5. Oh my Goodness, I have been looking for something like this for ages. I’m way too afraid to bake my mugs so this is ideal.

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