I’ve been working hard to clean out my craft room and I have come across SO many supplies for projects that I’ve never completed. One of those projects was the Pinterest-popular “Sharpie Mug”, which looked so easy and fun, I couldn’t resist a fresh, white mug and a new packet of metallic Sharpie pens! I found these supplies amongst other forgotten projects and took some time yesterday to finally make my mug! I used some vinyl that I had on hand and found a sewing machine silhouette in the Cricut Design Space library to use as my image.
The project seems pretty self-explanatory – put your image onto the mug, polka dot your metallic permanent markers all around it, peel off and you’re done! I found that the vinyl didn’t make quite tight enough of a seal and some of the ink smeared under it just a tiny bit. I might try a different material next time, but it turned out cute enough!
While I had the Cricut pulled out and lots of colored Easter eggs on hand, I used the same concept to make some Sharpie Easter eggs! All of the images were available in the Cricut library. I also tried some text, which turned out to be a fun addition! The images needed to be under an inch big in order to fit and be visible on the side of the eggs. The text images fit sideways and I like how they fill the space! I’m sure you could also use stickers that come with some of the dye kits out there!
Color your eggs first and then apply the vinyl/stickers. I did try applying the vinyl and then dipping the eggs to be dyed, but the vinyl peels off, so that’s not a workable material for that purpose. Use the Shapie pens to tightly dot or outline around the perimeter of the shapes. Then, begin dotting further away from the shape, with more dots concentrated closer to the shape. Peel off the vinyl and you’re done!
Lots of possibilities! Have fun!
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