DIY Monogrammed Mugs

It’s almost Christmas!  Are you ready?!?!?  I know I am.  Christmas time is probably my all-time FAVORITE holiday with Thanksgiving and my birthday coming in as a close second and third.  After having very little time for crafting due to the 9 hours of grad school I completed this Fall, I decided I wanted to get crafty this holiday season and make something special for my first grade team members and sisters.  {Man, I sure hope they aren’t reading this today!}

So with my creative side all geared up and ready to dive in, I turned to one of my favorite project inspiration spots, Pinterest, to find the perfect gifts to make.  :)  And it didn’t take me long to come across this gem I had stashed away for a rainy day:

DIY Painted Mugs

 {DIY Painted Mugs}

Yes!  This is exactly what I was going to make!  So, I headed out to my local craft store {Hobby Lobby} and picked up some Sharpie oil-paint pens… a little pricey {$3.79 each}, but totally worth the investment- don’t use regular Sharpie permanent markers.  Then, while shopping at Target, I found some plain white mugs that would be perfect for this project and only cost me a little less than than $4 each.  Then, I headed home and whipped up some vinyl stickers on my Silhouette machine for each of their first initials, and got to work.  {For a full description of the instructions, click the link above.}

Want to see how a couple of them turned out?!?!

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Here’s a close up of the monogram:

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I just love them!  And when stuffed with a few packets of hot cocoa and some Snickerdoodle cookies, they are the perfect gift to warm up with on a cold winter’s day!

Crafting a life homemade,

{courtney}

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