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DIY Monogrammed Coffee Mugs

If you’ve been hanging around our little spot on the internet for very long, you’ve probably guessed that I love all things old, vintage and thrifted. I love giving new life to someone else’s cast off items.

Monogrammed coffee cups are just the craft to give new life to all those lovely .50 cups at your local thrift store.

There are all kinds of posts around that say you can use just a plain sharpie marker to do this and as long as you don’t put them in the dishwasher it will be fine. Well, before you spend the time to do that, please read this post by Kati and her experience – also read the comments for more information.
When Gabriel made these for his cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents he used a pen called Porcelaine 150 and graphite transfer paper. These ARE dishwasher safe.
~Find a font that you like and print up a really big letter – block or fat letters work best. Place a piece of graphite paper, gray side down, on the mug and put your letter on top of it. Use a pencil and trace the outline of the letter. Remove the papers.
~Using the Porcelaine 150 pen trace the letter and add any embellishments you want. If you mess up, just wipe it off and start over, no biggie.
~Let air dry for 24 hours
~Bake at 300 degrees for 35 minutes.
~Let cool. Enjoy some hot cocoa – here’s our favorite recipe.
I also want to let you know about a fun little ebook I had the privilege of previewing this week. In the Pioneering Today – A Homemade Christmas, Melissa Norris writes about the joys of slowing down and enjoying the season without a lot of consumerism. She has some gift giving ideas but she has more than that. She has some really great decorating ideas and some amazing looking recipes, like the Homemade Jelly Tarts that I’m hoping to make this week. This ebook is only $2.99 and this week she is offering a bonus ebook of replacement recipes for such processed items such as corn syrup, sweetened condensed milk, caramel sauce and 13 other processed items.
{This post contains affiliate links. You can read more about our affiliate relationships here. I received a free preview copy of Pioneering Today – A Handmade Christmas – all opinions are mine}


Thanks for sharing with your friends!


Friday 14th of February 2014

Hi! Just wanted to know if you still had the recipe for coconut protein bars up. :)

Angi Schneider

Friday 14th of February 2014

Yes, it's here,

Kathy A Delightsome Life

Wednesday 13th of November 2013

Wonderful idea - they look terrific! I bet these are wonderful - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,Kathy

Sandra Morris

Tuesday 12th of November 2013

Thanks for the tutorial. We tried the sharpie markers,it comes off!

Angi Schneider

Tuesday 12th of November 2013

That's so disappointing, Sandra! I was really thankful that Katie wrote such an honest review of the sharpie variantion. We've been using these for several years and they're just fine.


Tuesday 5th of November 2013

Thanks - this looks easy and I like that it's dishwasher safe, I'll admit, sometimes I'm just too lazy to handwash. :)Found you at Homestead Barn Hop.Lea @

Angi Schneider

Monday 28th of October 2013

Thanks, Kati. I fixed the links ...and the spelling of your name...sorry about that.

I loved your mustache mug and was so sad it didn't last. I'm loving your 31 days of Pintrest series.