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DIY: Sharpie Mugs (Little Shop of Horrors style)

I’ve been in a nostalgic mood lately.   I was very much the thespian in high school being involved in 2 musicals and a couple of plays.   The one I will never forget is Little Shop of Horrors.   It’s not because I was the lead in the musical but because it’s just a fun, funny and quirky musical…like me!

So, as I was in the process of re-organizing my home office desk and needed a fun way to manage all my crafty items and such, I decided to pay homage to my dear musical.  And thus the turning these plain white ceramic mugs into holders to hold, well, whatever I want…

Check out the DIY youtube video for this article:

There are many other DIYs out there for sharpie mugs.  Most of which are used to drink out of.   Thus you will need to put it in the oven for 30 mins.  For this art project, we are just using as holders so no need…unless you can’t live without baking them, then go right ahead.

Here’s what you’ll need at the Dollar Tree:sharpiemug_2
(3 ceramic mugs, permanent sharpies, 2 floral wires and 1 plant -preferably “Audrey II – ish”)

STEP sharpiemug_3
Figure out what your artwork will be on the mug.  Then either draw it freely or trace it on a white piece of paper.  Strategically figure out where to place the artwork.


This is the hard part.   Some people use pencil first but I just eyeballed it.  If you make a mistake, it can easily be erased with polish remover.


This part is easy as I used the floral wires as the vines of the plant.   I cut the long wires in 2 so I have 4 total.  Then, you can twirl the wires any way you want whichever suits your fancy.




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