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Make a personalized mug for a snug little gift!



By: Jay Prather, 11



Things that are made by hand are more unique than something that is just bought off of a shelf at the store.  The person you give it to will feel more special because it's something you've put time, thought and effort into, especially if you make it for your parents or grandparents.


Particularly when they have devoted their time into having, loving and taking care of you. So if you want to show a little love, this is a good way how!


Things you will need

•A plain white mug

•A black sharpie(unless you want another color)

•Rubbing alcohol and cotton pads



First, sterilize the mug by using some rubbing alcohol on the cotton pad. Clean the area where you will be writing/drawing.

Next, draw or write your design on the cup with the sharpie. (For ideas, you can go to Pinterest!)

If you make a mistake, you can "erase" it with a little bit of alcohol on a cotton pad.

Next, once you're done designing the cup, put it in the oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit (220 degrees Celsius) for 30 minutes.

DO NOT preheat the oven then put the cup in! let it warm up with the cup inside!

Once baked, KEEP the cup in the oven until it's cooled completely to prevent cracking.


Then you're done! Now you have a cute gift  to give to a friend or family member for the upcoming holidays (Thanksgiving or Christmas) or keep it for yourself and cozy up.

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