3 Ways to Make DIY Sharpie Coffee Mugs

Aug 18, 2022

Welcome to The Poker Club at West Houston's guide on how to make your very own DIY Sharpie coffee mugs. If you're a gambling enthusiast or a poker lover, this simple and personalized craft is perfect for adding a touch of fun to your coffee routine. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore three exciting methods to create unique and vibrant designs that will make your coffee mugs stand out from the rest.

1. Painted Sharpie Mugs

If you want a colorful and dynamic design for your coffee mug, the painted Sharpie method is your go-to choice. Start by gathering your materials, including plain ceramic mugs, oil-based Sharpie markers, rubbing alcohol, paintbrushes, and a sealant (optional).

Prep your mug by cleaning it thoroughly with soap and water, ensuring it's free from any dirt or residue. Once clean and dry, decide on your design and carefully sketch it onto the mug using a regular pencil. This step allows you to make any necessary adjustments before committing with the Sharpie.

Begin coloring your design using the oil-based Sharpie markers. The vibrant colors will make your mug truly pop. Remember to let your imagination run wild and experiment with patterns, shapes, and even poker-related symbols. Once you finish coloring, let the marker ink dry for at least 24 hours.

Once the ink is dry, place your mug in a cold oven and preheat it to 425°F (218°C). Let the mug bake for 30 minutes to set the design permanently. After baking, leave the mug in the oven until it cools down completely. If desired, apply a sealant to protect your design from scratches or fading.

2. Etched Sharpie Mugs

If you prefer a more elegant and sophisticated look for your coffee mug, the etched Sharpie method offers a sleek and timeless design. Gather your supplies, including ceramic mugs, oil-based Sharpie markers, rubbing alcohol, and clear nail polish.

Clean your mug thoroughly to ensure a smooth surface for the sharpie application. Decide on your design and carefully sketch it using a regular pencil. For an etched effect, choose intricate patterns, monograms, or poker-themed symbols that mimic the look of engraved glassware.

Once your design is ready, trace it with the oil-based Sharpie marker. Make sure to fill in the lines completely to achieve a consistent and bold look. Allow the ink to dry for approximately 24 hours.

Next, place your mug in a well-ventilated area and apply a generous amount of clear nail polish over the entire design. The nail polish will create a smooth and glossy finish while protecting the ink from smudging or fading over time. Allow the nail polish to dry completely before using the mug.

3. Stenciled Sharpie Mugs

If you're looking for an easy yet impressive way to design your coffee mug, the stenciled Sharpie method is the perfect choice. This method allows you to create flawlessly shaped designs, even if you're not a seasoned artist.

To begin, gather your supplies: ceramic mugs, oil-based Sharpie markers, stencils or printouts of your desired design, rubbing alcohol, and painter's tape. Stencils can be easily found online or created by printing images and cutting them out.

Clean your mug thoroughly and let it dry completely. Position your stencil on the mug and secure it in place using painter's tape to prevent any movement. Once carefully aligned, start filling in the stencil with the oil-based Sharpie markers. Take your time and ensure that the ink covers the designated area.

Once the ink is dry, remove the stencil and touch up any areas that need attention. Let the mug sit for 24 hours to allow the ink to fully set. Afterward, consider baking the mug in a cold oven at 425°F (218°C) for 30 minutes to make the design more durable.


Congratulations! You have learned three amazing ways to make your own DIY Sharpie coffee mugs. Whether it's the painted method for vibrant and personalized designs, the etched method for an elegant touch, or the stenciled method for precise shapes, you now have the tools to create coffee mugs that reflect your passion for both poker and a great cup of joe.

At The Poker Club at West Houston, we believe that adding a personal touch to everyday items brings more enjoyment to life. These DIY Sharpie coffee mugs are perfect for poker enthusiasts and gamblers who want to start their day with a smile and a unique coffee experience.

So go ahead, unleash your creativity, and make your own personalized Sharpie coffee mug today. Get ready to enjoy your favorite beverage in a mug that truly represents your love for gambling and the thrill of poker!

Linda Rawles
I can't wait to try this! It looks so fun and easy.
Nov 6, 2023
This seems like a fun activity to do with kids.
Nov 3, 2023
Barry Ricke
These DIY Sharpie coffee mugs are a great way to jazz up your morning joe!
Oct 9, 2023
Using Sharpies for this is such a clever idea.
Oct 7, 2023
Stacie Murray
This is such a creative and unique idea! Can't wait to give it a try.
Oct 4, 2023
Michael Kennedy
The personalization possibilities with this craft are endless.
Sep 24, 2023
Andy Le
This craft is a great way to add a personal touch to my morning routine.
Sep 11, 2023
Randy Hutcherson
Adding a touch of fun to my coffee routine with these mugs sounds fantastic!
Sep 1, 2023
Ahmad Al-Kheat
I'm keen to see how durable these designs are.
Aug 31, 2023
Robin Normart
This is perfect for a craft night with friends. Thank you for sharing the idea!
Aug 31, 2023
James Warrick
Nice to see a DIY project that's easy to do and looks so good.
Aug 28, 2023
Tom Alexander
I'm eager to see the different designs people come up with.
Aug 24, 2023
Ramkumar S
I didn't realize making personalized mugs could be so simple.
Aug 1, 2023
Tom Whitaker
These personalized mugs are an excellent conversation starter.
Jun 25, 2023
Sonya Campbell
I love this idea, can't wait to try it out!
Jun 3, 2023
Michael Trezza
Definitely going to make one for my office desk!
Jun 1, 2023
Bart Houben
I never thought about using Sharpies for mug designs. Thanks for the idea!
May 26, 2023
Jackie Randall
I never knew making personalized mugs could be this simple. Thanks for the guide!
May 21, 2023
Jason Sahadi
Great tutorial, I appreciate the step-by-step instructions.
May 17, 2023
Terry Nicholson
I love how personalized and customizable these mugs are! Great way to make your own unique designs.
May 16, 2023
Jackie Tate
This is such a cute and simple way to customize my mugs.
May 8, 2023
Shruti Pandey
DIY projects like this are so rewarding!
May 7, 2023
Kim Faulcon
I love how versatile this DIY project is. The possibilities are endless!
May 3, 2023
Ken Ihrer
The personalized touch on these mugs is so charming.
Apr 22, 2023
Gregory Schenk
Definitely going to try this out with some fun poker-themed designs.
Apr 16, 2023
Tom Shatraw
Such a cool way to personalize coffee mugs! Can't wait to make some for my friends.
Apr 14, 2023
Marc Kidd
Love how customizable these mugs are.
Apr 13, 2023
Brandon Webb
I'm always looking for new DIY projects, thanks for the inspiration.
Apr 5, 2023
Julie Monzon
I'm so excited to personalize my own mug!
Mar 16, 2023
John Luker
Can't wait to show off my personalized mug at work!
Mar 6, 2023
Amy Aldrich
I think I've found my next weekend project!
Feb 21, 2023
Alex Vazquez
This seems like a great way to get creative and make something useful.
Feb 6, 2023
Tiffany Alley
I'm excited to create my own unique designs on these mugs! Thanks for the inspiration.
Jan 23, 2023
Kbz Corporation
The designs in the article are so inspiring.
Jan 14, 2023
Kevin Rogers
Might have to host a mug-decorating party with friends.
Dec 28, 2022
Audrey Green
This DIY project is a great way to add some creativity to my day.
Dec 26, 2022
Jennifer Friedman
These DIY Sharpie mugs are perfect for adding a personal touch to my morning routine.
Dec 16, 2022
Adrienne Ijioma
Definitely going to brighten up my mornings with these mugs.
Dec 12, 2022
David Akers
I never knew you could use Sharpies in such a creative way!
Dec 6, 2022
Diana Oh
These personalized mugs would make great gifts for friends.
Dec 2, 2022
Brent Morrice
I'm going to attempt a poker-themed design on mine.
Nov 24, 2022
I'm ready to unleash my creative side with this craft.
Nov 19, 2022
Zenaida Robea
Looking forward to trying out the different techniques.
Oct 26, 2022
Andreas Westhoff
I'm excited to experiment with different color combinations.
Oct 24, 2022
Bob Hicks
I never thought of using Sharpies for this, but it makes perfect sense.
Oct 24, 2022
Darren Beevers
I'm excited to try this out with my friends at our next crafting session.
Oct 21, 2022
Mike Leest
I never knew making personalized mugs could be this straightforward!
Oct 17, 2022
Pavel Pristupa
Ingenious way to make a unique coffee mug.
Oct 16, 2022
Clarisse Tallah
Sharpie mugs are a great way to personalize my kitchen.
Oct 7, 2022
Randy Hoang
Can't wait to surprise my family with these personalized mugs!
Sep 29, 2022
Chad Butler
The creativity behind this DIY project is impressive.
Sep 17, 2022
Bernard Robinson
Perfect for adding some personality to my mug collection.
Aug 31, 2022
Jessica Afarin
The personalized touch makes these mugs extra special.
Aug 23, 2022