These really are a quick gift, really. I made these on Christmas Eve for my family. Procrastinate? Who me?
My family used about 100 glasses and mugs through the course of a day because they can't remember which one they used and so it's a constant dishwasher full of glasses. I thought if I made some personalized mugs they might be able to use, rinse and reuse throughout the day. Some days it works and other days it doesn't but we're getting better.
Start with a plain mug.
I'm using a glass marker. I drew initials on one side and a cute bear on the other. I saw the image of the bear online a few months ago but don't remember where. If you want it to look a bit more polished you can buy stencils that will stick to the mug while you colour it in. No stencil for this girl. This is how I roll.
Once you're finished your design you will need to let the mug sit for 4 hours to dry. Then pop it into a non-preheated oven for 40 minutes at 375 degrees.
And your gift is ready to roll. How easy is that?