Give the java fans in your life a gift basket that is sure to make them smile all season long! This under $25 coffee lover’s gift basket includes an adorable DIY Sharpie snowman mug that is easy enough for even the novice crafter to create.
What you’ll need for the Coffee Lover’s Gift Basket:
- Top Hat Coffee Dripper
- World Market Chocolate Peppermint Coffee
- Stainless Steel Coffee Stencils
- White Mug, such as the White Coupe Mug
- Oil-based Permanent Paint Markers
Step 1: Clean the front of your mug with rubbing alcohol and draw your design.
Hand wash your mug and clean the exterior with rubbing alcohol. Cleaning the area you intend to draw on with rubbing alcohol will ensure that all grease and fingerprints are removed. For best results, be sure to use oil-based paint markers for this project. The Sharpie brand sells oil-based markers but generic brands work just as well and cost much less. You can purchase oil-based markers online if you’re unable to find them at the craft store. Once your mug is clean, draw your snowman face on the mug.
Step 2: Set your paint. Allow your mug to cure for 72 hours before baking 250°F for 2 hours.
Receiving a mug design that comes off in the dishwasher is no fun! While hand-washing is recommended for best results, following these steps will give your paint the best staying power if the mug winds up in the dishwasher. All oil-based paint needs several days of dry time before it is properly cured. Baking the mug in the oven will further set the paint on your project. To bake, place your mug on a lipped cookie sheet inside of a cold oven. Turn the oven on to 250°F and bake the mug for 2 hours. Turn the oven off after this time, leaving the mug in the oven until it has cooled. Allow the mug to heat and cool with the oven to prevent it from cracking.
That’s all there is to it! You now have an adorable gift that looks like it was made for the Top Hat Coffee Dripper!
Your lucky gift recipient will be reminded all year long that this gift was indeed made with love!
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