As BRIKA's Editorial Assistant, Maddie crafts product descriptions and dabbles in web development. She's always on the lookout for simple, affordable DIY projects that are pretty and functional...and could potentially be used as great gifts for friends and family.
DIY Sharpie mugs are as easy as they sound. The idea originally came from this blog post on A Beautiful Mess, but there are tons of examples on Pinterest as well. I'm by no means an artist, so I stuck to basic shapes, patterns and words...but I'm sure anyone with drawing skills could create some real pieces of art.
One of these hand-drawn mugs filled with coffee, tea, or hot chocolate would make a great winter gift, but there are plenty of other uses, too — I might use one as a jewelry holder and another to spruce up my desk. - Maddie
- White mugs (I got mine from a dollar store)
- Oil-based Sharpies — regular sharpies will wash off!
- An oven