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Decorating Plastic Mugs

I bought some 32 oz. plastic travel mugs with the intent of decorating them. But I am coming to realize they may be difficult to decorate. Can anybody reccomend a painting technique that would be dishwasher durable or other craft technique that would be dishwasher durable that I could use to decorate them? I am not hugely artistic, but could do rudimentary stencils or lettering. The ability to apply paper art with a clear plastic/polyurethane covering would be fabulous.

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By Cheryl from Missouri (Guest Post)
December 2, 20040 found this helpful
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You could use Sharpie Permanent Markers to write names, draw school mascots or inspirational quotes on the mugs. Sharpies come in a rainbow of colors now, so that should boost the creativity level.

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Anonymous
February 6, 20160 found this helpful

I just sharpied a design on mugs fir Christmas. I gave them as gifts. I was told they washed off while being handwashed. That's why i'm looking up this thread.

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December 9, 20160 found this helpful

Try coating mugs with mod podge dishwasher safe or place sharpied mugs into oven, (pre heat and cool oven down with mugs) at, I believe 425 for 30 mins.

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December 9, 20160 found this helpful

Try coating mugs with mod podge dishwasher safe or place sharpied mugs into oven, (pre heat and cool oven down with mugs) at, I believe 425 for 30 mins.

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June 19, 20170 found this helpful

Did you use "oil based sharpies?" The regular ones won't work.

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