This was a fun and simple project – we purchased inexpensive white mugs at IKEA and used Sharpie markers. We used stickers for the teachers’ initials, then used the Sharpies to put dots all around the stickers, creating negative space. Once the stickers were removed, we baked the mugs in the oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Then, we put a few chocolates in cellophane bags, and tucked a bag into each mug.
I learned about this technique online, and the directions said that this process would make the mugs safe to wash, but not to put in the dishwasher. However, one of the teachers told me that the markings on her mug had already smeared. I’m not sure why the baking didn’t “set” the marker – I’m going to go back and experiment a little, see if I can figure it out.Pin It