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Monday, March 3, 2014

DIY His & Hers Sharpie Mugs

This week is different than a normal week here at Put A Bird On It. Saturday, March 8, is my anniversary! 6 years! What an incredible 6 years it has been.

Salt Lake LDS Temple
Because I love LOVE so much {I really do - I did a giveaway dedicated to it!} - everything this week will be about LOVE and MARRIAGE! Including a special post about my marriage on Friday. I've never done a "theme" week, so I'm excited to do something new. 

To start off Marriage Week, I have an awesome {and duh EASY} tutorial for you that is ALL about a HIS and a HER. I had so much fun seeing how much everyone loved my West Elm Inspired Sharpie Mugs that I wanted to make another version. I created a funky set of His & Hers Sharpie Mugs. Snuggle up by the fire, put on your favorite Star Wars movie and sip some hot cocoa with these duo mugs. 


One of my very first memories of being married was our first morning in our home. I made us breakfast! Ha ha, those were "the days" ... me cooking ... but, really, I did. All I can remember is that toast was involved. But we sat, just the two of us, at our little yellow hand-me-down table, with our green IKEA dishes, in our 1920 little yellow house, and we ate breakfast together. It's one of our favorite memories. And I sure wish we'd had these mugs at that breakfast. How fun would that have been?!

the how-to

supplies
his & hers stencils {if needed}
black & red sharpies
mugs

the fun part
for all the prep info for your mugs, check out my first sharpie mugs tutorial {click HERE}

stencils. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut my stencils out of black vinyl. You can free hand your design onto your mugs, if you are good with that kind of thing. I need a stencil! If you would like a full step-by-step tutorial on how to design stencils in Silhouette Studio, leave me a comment. I will post the full version, if people want it! Here is the short version: Design, size & position shapes in SIL Studio. You'll need 4 stencils: lips, mustache, HIS, HERS. When picking a font for your words, choose one that isn't very curvy or thin. You'll want some bulk to the font to be easier to trace with your sharpie. Cut designs out of vinyl with your Silhouette machine. 

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Once your have your stencils, cut around them, leaving just a little border around the outside of the stencil. Peel away the inside part of the vinyl, leaving the negative space, which is what you'll color in. Place your stencils on your prepped mugs. I didn't use transfer tape - it is easier to position without. I had to make a cut on each stencil to position it, since the mugs are curved. 


sharpies. Color in your stencil with your sharpies! I used a couple different techniques. At first, I just scribbled. It worked well for about 5 seconds, until my sharpie started running out and the lines were just taking off the sharpie rather than coloring in the mug! You'll notice the HIS mugs has more white in the mustache - that's because I was just coloring it like a crayon, which isn't the best way. It didn't bother me, because I thought it looked kind of cool like a real mustache, so I left it. But I didn't want that for my luscious, red lips {no one likes smooching chapped lips!}. The better technique was to do LINES, one of top of the other, back and forth from the middle of the stencil to the edge. Once you start drawing on your mug - you'll know what I mean! 


bake. To keep your mugs kickin' it for a long time, remember to bake them! I have all those directions & tips on my previous mugs post {HERE}.

Done!

I am dying to see your sharpie mugs! If you make some for you and someone you love, link it up here. I hope you enjoy Marriage Week here on my blog. See you back here tomorrow. A very good friend is guest posting {it might include a recipe for a cookie for 2! you know you want IN on that}. 


Hug someone you love today.

xo

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62 comments:

  1. So cute!!! I might need to make some for when we drink hot chocolate together.

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  2. LiziheartvegetablesMarch 3, 2014 at 8:00 PM

    These are SO CUTE! I love it. What a fun idea for a cute gift! My fiance would like this :)

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  3. I know I've commented on the mugs already (which are way too cool), but I also wanted to say how beautiful that photo is of you and your hubby at the temple. You're stunning in every photo you take :) <3 Happy Anniversary week, lovey!!! So happy for you!

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  4. You should totally make some! Good for hot cocoa...Dr Pepper...anything. :) xo

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  5. Hi Whitney! Welcome to my blog! We love mugs. I don't drink coffee, but we drink lots of hot cocoa and Roiboos tea {a South African herbal tea my husband knows from South Africa, where he lived for 2 years serving a mission for our church}. So we have some mugs, but it's even more fun to personalize them! I just love Audrey! Her designs are fabulous. Thanks again for being here! xo

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  6. Thanks Courtney! Sometimes it is hit & miss with sharpie mugs. Have you tried oil-based sharpies? I am really careful with mine. I just hand wash them. I don't really wash the outside - more a quick soap & rinse of the inside. And yes we are Silhouette girls, huh! It's just too easy, you're right! xo

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  7. Hey there! I am dying to give sharpie mugs as a gift, but I always love them too much and keep them for myself, he he. Your fiancé would love this, I'm sure! Congrats to you! xo

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  8. Ohhh, Pamela, you are so nice! My husband always laughs at that photo and says, "our illegal picture!" because I guess it's technically illegal to climb up on that area and take pictures. But it's a classic SLC Temple wedding photo, so everyone does it, which I guess makes it okay right? Ha ha. Thanks again! xo

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  9. Such a fun project!! Great tutorial too! Thanks for sharing this on DIY Sunday Showcase!!
    Shelly
    minettesmaze.blogspot.com

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  10. Um.... adorable much! Ha ha.... I totally want to do this but gotta find some cheap mugs first. Love your bloggy hun. Newest follower here!
    xoxo
    Taylor
    http://www.nothingbutapigeon.com/

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  11. Melissa ViscountMarch 5, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    Oh my gosh these are adorable! Thank you so much for linking them up to the Link it or Lump it link party! This is the first time I've been to your blog and I love love love it :)

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  12. Daniela! These are so cute! I would love if you would please come share this at our MaMade blog hop! http://mommylikewhoa.com/2014/03/mamade-blog-hop-5/

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  13. Happy anniversary to you!!
    These mugs are super cute - I like them !!

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  14. Those are Sharpie paint pens? I saw those at the store, but I wasn't sure how well they would hold up. I'll have to give this try. Have you tried it in the dishwasher?

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  15. I L-O-V-E these mugs!!!! I love how you used your silhouette on these!! {I got one from my hubby for Christmas and I'm STILL lost, I need mad tutorials!!} xoxo!!

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  16. I love it! It's a great wedding gift idea for sure :) I'm trying to figure out what I can make/give to my fiance when we get married and I think he would get a kick out of this! Thank you for linking up with the MaMade Blog Hop this week :)

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  17. Thanks, Shelly! I'm glad the tutorial helped! xo

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  18. Hey Taylor! It's funny because finding the white mugs is often the hardest stop of this whole thing. But you totally should make some and then show them to me! So happy you're following me! Thanks! xo

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  19. Awwww, Melissa, you are so sweet! I love link parties. Thanks for being here! xo

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  20. Totally just linked up - thanks!! xo

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  21. Thank you, Winnie! So glad you like them. :) xo

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  22. These are just regular Sharpies. They do make oil-based sharpies, though. I've seen them at Michael's {don't forget your coupon!}. I don't put my sharpie mugs in the dishwasher. I always hand wash them - kind of a quick soap/rinse of the inside. I don't want to take any chances. :) xo

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  23. Ahhhh you totally will love your Silhouette! Did you get the Cameo or the Portrait? There are LOTS of tutorials online. I love Silhouette's youtube channel. That's usually the first place I go to for a tutorial {http://www.youtube.com/user/SilhouetteAmericaInc}. I try to post tutorials here, whenever I use my Cameo, so hopefully it helps. Have so much fun, Marisa!!! xo

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  24. These would be so cute for you and your fiancé! Like I said, I wish my husband and I had these when we were first married. Congrats and good luck with your wedding! :) xo

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  25. Angela @ Life in VelvetMarch 7, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    These are AWESOME! Amazing pictures of you guys! Thank you so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE :) Have a wonderful weekend!

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  26. Cindy DIYbeautifyMarch 8, 2014 at 7:51 AM

    Very Cute! These would make awesome gifts! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  27. These are really cute mugs!! :) It can be a perfect gift too!

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  28. I featured you on my blog at my first ever "Best of the Internet"! Head over and check it out! http://mommylikewhoa.com/2014/03/best-of-the-internet-volume-1/

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  29. I love Sharpies for so many reasons and this is just too dang cute! Thank you for sharing with Countdown in Style.

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  30. Brittnei WashingtonMarch 9, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    This is so cute! Congrats on 6 years of marriage! So beautiful. We just celebrated 3 years on March 6th. Thanks for always sharing with us at Countdown in Style. Don't forget to stop by Friday to see if you are featured :)

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  31. Jill Faulder McOwenMarch 10, 2014 at 7:03 AM

    These are super-cute. Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Super adorable!!!! And Happy Anniversary!!! We're coming up on 18 years next month! Thank you for linking up to the Weekend re-Treat Link party!

    xo,

    Shannon

    www.akadesign.ca

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  33. He he, these are so cute! I hope you always use these mugs together. It's just better that way. :) Thanks for linking up to the Do Tell Tuesday party!

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  34. April @ 100lbcountdownMarch 11, 2014 at 6:13 AM

    Seeing it (before reading it), I worried how I would make it so perfect! Thanks for sharing such a great idea for Countdown in Style!

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  35. Love it and the fact that both of you modeled your mugs! Also, congrats because you are featured on this week's Do Tell Tuesday link party and have been pinned to our features board! Feel free to grab a button and link up this week too. :) http://www.vintagezest.com/2014/03/do-tell-tuesday-14-with-features-co-host.html

    Diane @ Vintage Zest

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  36. Thanks! So glad you like the pics. PicMonkey is so awesome - I love playing around on there. Thanks for stopping by! xo

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  37. Yay I'm so glad I could inspire you! These would be great gifts. I would recommend using oil based sharpies, if you give them away, and advise the person you giving them to to hand wash. Those are my best tips for ensuring the sharpie stays on. Have fun, Cindy! xo

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  38. Yes - such a good gift idea. Feel free to browse my left sidebar for more ways to follow. Have a great day! xo

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  39. Thanks for hosting such a fab link party, Robin. I'm so obsessed with sharpies, it's ridiculous. :) xo

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  40. Happy anniversary to you, too, Brittnei! Marriage is amazing, isn't it? :) I'll definitely stop back in on Friday. Have the best day! xo

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  41. Thanks, Jill! They were so much fun to make - and super easy. Take care! xo

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  42. I love your link party, Shannon! Thanks for your nice comments. 18 years! Congrats to YOU! I bet you have so much more advice after all those years. Have a great day! xo

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  43. Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!! And yes, ha ha, we totally will use these mugs together. :) See you later, Lisa! xo

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  44. You're so welcome. I love a good link party! Thanks for saying hi! xo

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  45. Yes - I totally needed a stencil. I'm not great at freehand drawing yet. But mine had little flaws anyway, which are all part of what make it fun and handmade! Take care, April! xo

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  46. Thanks so much for the feature, Diane! I love your link party. And yes, ha ha, my husband was a good sport to be my male model. :) More fun that way! I'll definitely grab a button. See you later!! xo

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  47. Jenn, Endlessly InspiredMarch 12, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    OMG, Daniela, these are the cutest. I love them!! Happy belated anniversary! :)

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  48. These are by far way to cute!! Thanks for coming over and sharing at The Weekend Retreat, hope to see you back at 5pm MST http://mommyondemand.com/

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  49. Hi Daniela! I love this! I'm featuring you this week at Boogieboard Cottage. Have a blessed week, Mary

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  50. These are adorable! I would love for you to come like up Mondays at Your Designs This Time, 8am EST http://elizabethjoandesigns.com.

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  51. What a cute idea! These are so fun! I think the first day of being married is such a clear and wonderful memory for me too. Thanks for a great idea

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  52. Congratulations! You are being featured this week on The Wednesday Roundup! Come by and check it out, we are also having a Bloglovin' hop this week! http://foodyschmoodyblog.com/the-wednesday-roundup17/

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  53. Those are so darn cute. They make me crack up!

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  54. Thanks! They were super fun to make. :)

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  55. Thanks for the feature!!!

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  56. So glad you liked these mugs. I love wedding memories :) xo

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  57. Thanks, Jenn!! xo

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  58. I love linking up. Thanks!! xo

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  59. Thanks for the feature, Mary!! xo

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  60. Thanks, Emily! I'll catch the next link party for sure. :) xo

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  61. Kim Daniels LewisJune 2, 2014 at 1:34 PM

    Happy anniversary! Cute mugs. Pinned. Thanks again. Lou Lou Girls

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  62. Thanks for everything! xo

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