Game of Thrones: Sharpie Quote Mugs

I’ve wanted to design my own mugs for a long time but have always had a fear of using my oven. I finally decided it was high time I did it (and inaugurate my oven at the same time).IMG_3541


  1. A few white mugs from the dollar store
  2. Oil based sharpie pens (available at any craft store)
  3. Acrylic sealer spray ( I used the Krylon acrylic crystal clear sealer)
  4. Duct tape, paper and pencil


  • Wash and dry the mugs thoroughly. Draw a draft of your design on paper to see how it looks. Copy the design using oil based sharpie pens ( I used black, silver and gold). This step involves free hand drawing (you can always use some rubbing alcohol or cleaning supplies to wipe off any mistakes).
  • Once your design is on, let the mugs dry for 24-48 hrs.
  • Place the mugs in the oven at 350 deg for 30 mins (put the mugs in before pre-heating so they gradually warm up with the oven).
  • After baking the mugs, leave them untouched for 24 hrs.
  • Add an inch of painter’s tape to cover the rim of the mugs and spray them with the sealer (spray 2-3 inches away from the mugs to reduce the force of the spray can to avoid bleeding of the design).
  • Let dry for 2-3 days. Touch a bottom section of the design to make sure there is no bleeding.
  • Your mugs are ready to use. Gently wash the outsides with a soft cloth instead of a hard scrubber to keep your design on longer.

I made a few G.O.T mugs and a trinket holder as gifts for my friends πŸ™‚





β†’ I noticed that the metallic sharpies worked better and stayed on without bleeding compared to the black sharpie.

β†’ The trickiest part of the entire DIY is writing the words on the mugs (try using a pre-cut stencil template instead of free hand writing).

6 Comments Add yours

  1. What a great idea!!!


    1. Thanks πŸ™‚ And they stay on a long time too.

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  2. martidiy says:

    My kids would love these!

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I didn’t see your comment until today now that blogs aren’t sending comments to email.


    1. Oh I didn’t know that. I’m sure your kids would love making their own πŸ˜€


  3. Dhwani says:

    Amazing DIY ideas!! I love the idea. It would be so great to make one of these. Even for gifts, they are so convenient. I would definitely try them soon.
    I recently wrote about the Things I learnt from Game of Thrones. I would be absolutely delighted to know your opinion on the same.


    1. Loved your post πŸ™‚ Def an interesting read without going too much into detail about the characters itself πŸ™‚


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