Friday, 11 December 2015

Christmas Gifts: DIY Sharpie Mug & Hot Chocolate


I absolutely love Christmas, have you guessed by now? I love giving presents to people and finding the absolute right thing for each person. However, I don't always like buying everything and I really like the idea of making presents. Last year I made Candy Cane Vodka for my sister, this year I have done DIY Sharpie Mugs & Hot Chocolate Kits.

I put together the Hot Chocolate Kit using:

  • Plastic test tubes
  • Candy Bag
  • Wooden spoons
  • Hot Chocolate powder
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Crunchie, crushed up
  • Mini Marshmallows
I filled each test tube with the ingredients. With the spoons I used a sharpie to draw stripes on the spoons to make them a bit more festive! You can, of course, use different toppings for the hot chocolate, however this is what I had in at the time. You could get different sprinkles, different chocolate chips or add anything the recipient may enjoy!



DIY Sharpie Mugs:

You will need:

  • 1 White Mug
  • A stencil of your desired letter or message
  • A selection of sharpies in the colours desired



These Sharpie Mugs are very simple to do, secure your stencil to the mug using tape, I used washi tape as it is much easier to get on and off. I went for a Christmas theme with this mug, using red and green Sharpies. Simply dot the Sharpie randomly around the stencil and fill out the area you would like to! I simply went for a small area around the stencil. I then put it in the oven for 35 minutes on about 160C. This sets the Sharpie and it darkens the colour a little. I would recommend hand washing this instead of putting it in the dishwasher so the sharpie does not come off straight away.


These are my DIY gifts this year.

Do you ever make your own gifts?


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