How do you make your own personalized mug?


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To make a personalized mug, decorate a clean, plain ceramic mug using acrylic paint or a permanent marker, then place the mug in an oven at a temperature between 325 and 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 45 minutes. Remove the mug from the oven, let it cool and wait 72 hours before using it to allow the paint or marker to set permanently.

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  1. Wash and dry a ceramic mug

    Wash the mug in warm soapy water, and allow it to air dry. When it's fully dry, wet a paper towel with rubbing alcohol, and wipe the entire mug to remove any soap residue. Let it air dry completely.

  2. Decorate the mug

    Use a paintbrush and any color of acrylic paint to decorate the outside of the mug. Alternatively, use a permanent marker to draw on the mug. Avoid painting or drawing around the rim where your mouth may touch the mug. Allow the paint or marker to dry for one hour.

  3. Place the mug in an oven

    Set the mug on a baking sheet, and place inside a cool oven. Set the oven temperature to between 325 and 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and keep the mug in the oven for about 30 to 45 minutes. Turn the oven off, and leave the mug in the oven to cool completely. After removing it, let the mug sit for 72 hours before using.

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