DIY DecoColor Sketch Mug

DIY Sketch Mug

I’ve made a sharpie-type mug  before, but it was more like a quote mug. Some people question whether or not this sharpie on ceramic works. Note: Sharpie does not work. It doesn’t matter what kind of sharpie it is, or how long you bake it in the oven, it isn’t going to happen, as far as I’m concerned. If you have had success with this method, please share your secret.

However, DecoColor does work. You just have to let it go for a few days and let the color set. You can get these pens at just about any craft store.

Materials needed for the sketch mug

Things You Will Need:
Ceramic mug
DecoColor pens



Step 1:
Step 1 and  only step is to take a pen and start sketching. Sketch anything you want on that mug, in any color (s) you want.

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Remember to let to color set for awhile. The timing depends on how much you’ve layered on there. I put quite a lot on, so I will let mine go for a week or so before I test it. Get a wet rag a rub a little bit of your design to make sure it is going to stay.

Happy crafting!


15 thoughts on “DIY DecoColor Sketch Mug

  1. Such a lovely bright start to the week on the bloggiesphere 🙂 great idea..must check out our art suppliers here and see if they supply these as this is a great way to keep the young ones occupied when they visit 🙂 Fozziemum

  2. I think (possibly) the sharpie may work if it were protected with some kind of a lacquer or something like that. My poor wife tried so hard to make the sharpie mug idea work. she even gave me one and pleaded I make her something unique… I saw the writing on the wall and decided to wait and see how the few she made would pan out. First wash and it was all gone 😦

    • Awww, that is no good. Maybe the DecoColor pen would work better. I’ve not seen success at all with the sharpie method.

  3. I just used these and made the cutest mugs with my kids. They LOVED it. Unfortunately, 24hrs later I baked them and they still scratch off. 😦

    • Oh no! They scratched off!? That’s not good. Maybe they didn’t sit long enough? I usually let them sit for a week. I haven’t had problems with mine. Did u wash them by hand or in the dish washer?

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