We're finally back after our month long hiatus! We've missed blogging and are finally getting back into the swing of things!
We're going to kick things off by sharing a pinterest fail with you guys. We decided to hop on the bandwagon and give the famous Sharpie mugs a go because we thought they'd make excellent gifts. We were definitely skeptical going in because we knew the project was too easy to be true! But we went against our better judgment and each spent time decorating a lovely mug.
Long story short, when we washed our mugs a lot of the ink came off. So we went on a quest to figure out if we had done something wrong. After our extensive research we've determined that this method of decorating mugs will never ever work. These mugs already have a glazed finish on them, which means that plain old sharpie ink will never stick on to them. So no matter how long you bake them, the ink will never penetrate the glaze.
If you are really set on decorating your own mugs, we suggest looking into ceramic paints and pens. The pens are a bit pricey so you should only get them if you're really serious about this project.
Now time to share the pics!
Ai's mug was so cute! We were definitely super sad about the outcome!
A whole section of text wiped off and the rest of it faded and smudged.
The cat held up pretty well but probably would've been gone after a couple of washes.
My mug before the wash.
The mug after a gentle hand wash!
That's all for this week folks! We hope this helps you all to avoid wasting time and money on this project! We have a bunch of amazing Christmas crafts with you in the coming weeks! Happy crafting and happy holidays! ♥