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Friday, 10 August 2012

DIY personalised porcelain.

I have to say, I was a bit aprehensive when I saw this on pinterest. It seemed a bit too good to be true - just use a sharpie to draw on a porcelain mug, then bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Well, I tried it and I was right to be aprehensive. My design rubbed off as soon as I scrubbed it.

So that's when I decided to buy myself a few porcelain pens - designed to be used on porcelain, and there's no need to bake! Just wait a few days for it to dry fully, and it's dishwasher-safe too :)

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So all you need is the pens and a porcelain mug [or dish, or whatever!] - I got both from hobbycraft, but ebay is good for the pens and you can pick up a mug for cheaps in a charity shop. I think this is a great gift idea - keeps the cost down, and you can personalise it to the person's tastes.

15 comments:

  1. This is a great idea for making gifts! I would have a go but I don't have an artistic bone in my body :)

    x

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  2. This looks brilliant! So cheap to do too! x

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  3. Gutted about the sharpie!
    I have those porcelain pens and I think they're really good :) apart from when the colour comes out a LOT at times!
    It's defo a great idea as a gift, I'm thinking of getting a mug for everyone at the office and get them to write their name and how they like their tea/coffee so I dont forget! :)
    x x x

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  4. Love this idea - how expensive were the pens?

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    1. They're about £3 each - could probably find them a bit cheaper on ebay though!

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    2. Brilliant - thanks! Will def have to take a look on eBay : )

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  5. Love this! xo

    http://www.vipxo.co.uk

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  6. This looks great, would make a lovely gift x

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  7. Aww this is such a cute idea, I love the second mug. I'd do this for storage of like makeup brushes and like others have said these would be perfect for gifts :)

    Charlee
    http://charmedcharlee.blogspot.co.uk
    xxxx

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  8. So cute! You love your leopard print don't you!

    Lola ..x | LolaStarHearts.com

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  9. Oh no I was planning to do the sharpie oven idea when I saw it on Pinterest too! :(
    Thanks for this idea though looks lovely! :)
    x

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  10. oo love how you've decorated the leopard print one! cute idea




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