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The Secret To Monogrammed Confetti Mugs That Won’t Wash Off!

monogrammed confetti mugs

In this tutorial from the ‘Glued To My Crafts Blog’ we will show you how to make beautiful Monogrammed Confetti Mugs that make great gifts for family and friends as well as making beautiful mugs for your own use. You can use this technique for wine glasses, mason jars, candle holders or any other glass or ceramic item.

oil based paint pensThere is a major flaw in most painted glass craft projects that suggest using regular sharpies in different colors to paint them. But regular sharpies are NOT water resistant and will wash off in the dishwasher even if heated in the oven to seal them. Hand washing was not a solution either as the beautiful designs you took time to make will still wash off or chip in no time. The SECRET is to use OIL BASED paint pens, which you can also get in the sharpie brand and Martha Stewart also has them. Oil based paint pens can withstand dishwashing and won’t wash or chip off.

What you will need:

* Mugs or other glass or ceramic item
* Oil Based Sharpie or Martha Stewart Paint Pens
* Adhesive Scrapbook Stickers
* Mod Podge Gloss Sealer (dishwasher safe)
* Oven


  • Clean your glass item well with alcohol to remove dirt and oils from your hands. Allow to dry.
  • Place your adhesive monogram letter or words onto the glass item making sure they are adhered well on all edges.
  • Begin filling the area around the stickers with dots using your oil based paint pens. Use as many or as little colors as you choose. if you mess up, use a q-tip wet with alcohol to clean. You can paint just the area around the letter or all the way around the mug. Do not paint the area at the rim of the cup where your mouth will come in contact with the paint just to be safe, even if your paint says it is no toxic.

    monogrammed confetti mugs
  • Allow it to dry and peel off the sticker, do any touch-ups that may be needed
  • Once the paint is dry, place them in a cold oven and turn it on to 350 degrees fahrenheit for 30 minutes. Allow them to cool completely in the oven without removing them to avoid shatter.monogrammed confetti mugs

That’s all there is too it! This is a simple craft project that makes great gifts. Just be sure you only use oil based paint pens for the best longest lasting results. You can use this technique and materials to make wine glasses and one of a kind creations for your gift giving like those shown below. These were also made by Stacy at the Glued To My Crafts Blog

personalized mug

confetti wine glasses

To see the original tutorial please visit the wonderful folks at the Glued To My Crafts Blog for this and many other awesome ideas. 

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