Adorable DIY Sharpie Mug Gift (Plus Free All-Occasion Gift Tags)

You need a teacher gift. Or a thank you gift. Or a present for your mom from her grandkids.

You can’t spend a lot, but you still want it to be special and unique, right?

Here’s the perfect solution: DIY Sharpie mugs.

You know–using special oil-based Sharpies to write a fun design on a plain mug, and then filling it with a gift card or some other treat?

You need a teacher gift. Or a thank you gift. Or a present for your mom from her grandkids. You can't spend a lot, but you still want it to be special and unique. Here’s the perfect solution: DIY Sharpie mugs. They’re an easy, fun, and cheap gift for Teacher Appreciation Day, Mother's Day, Father’s Day, Birthdays, Christmas, Graduation; or as Thank You gifts or Get well soon gifts. Learn the IMPORTANT how tos (you don’t want the writing to wash off!) plus great mug gift tags and mug gift filler ideas here!

Here’s why I love sharpie mugs as gifts:

  • They’re super versatile and can be used for almost any occasion.
  • They’re the perfect gift for kids to make.
  • They’re totally inexpensive (I get my mugs at the Dollar Store, plus a few goodies to fill up the mug).
  • They’re so many fun (and dare I say even cool?) mug designs!

You can give Sharpie mugs for:

  • Teacher Appreciation Day
  • Mother’s Day/Father’s Day
  • Birthdays
  • Christmas
  • Graduation
  • Thank You gifts
  • Get well soon
  • Or just to send a little encouragement!

But before you grab your Sharpie and a mug and go to town, I need to share with you a few important tricks.

Because if you use the wrong kind of Sharpie pen (be sure to use these!), and if you don’t follow a few simple steps, your mug masterpiece will quickly slide down the drain the first time you wash it.

NOT exactly the effect you want, right?

Also (along with the important how-tos) I want to share:

Woo hoo! Let’s get this (mug) party started!

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About the Author

As a wife and mom to four passionate kids, Alicia Michelle loves encouraging women, married couples and families with practical tips for growing closer to God during holidays like Easter, Christmas and Thanksgiving. Alicia is the owner/editor of both ChristCenteredHolidays.com and YourVibrantFamily.com; the author of Plan to Be Flexible, The Back to School Survival Manual; and the creator/producer of the "7 Days to a Less Angry Mom Online Video Course,", Christ-Centered Christmas Resources and My Memory Box Organizing System. In addition, she is a monthly contributor for several popular family blogs, including Crosswalk.com. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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