Coffee Cup Craft {10 minute craft!}

So, here’s the thing.

I’m not really a coffee person

That is, unless it has a lot of sugar, flavored creamer and whip cream. Basically enough calories to count as my whole breakfast. Not to say I don’t like it, but I like it a specific way, and making a whole pot of coffee just for that is kind of well– stupid. However, my parents both drink coffee 24/7 and are over A LOT so when Staples said “Hey, want to test out our online store?” I said sure– assuming I’d get something like– oh a printer, or sharpies… no one can have too many sharpies.

Imagine my surprise when they Keurigs! What what? (Among a ton of other things, furniture, craft stuff, cameras, and yes sharpies) Let’s just see how fast this shipping really is..

I think I blinked and it was here.

So obviously I had to try it out.

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And obviously I had to make a little coffee station next to it.

Obviously.

Okay, enough. I know. ;)

But I used our little white tray and a vase for all my K Cups (also sold at Staples for an awesome price) two ball jars for iced coffee (with Lids! Eeek!) Colorful straws, naturally. And sugar in the cutest dispenser ever.

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But what really steals the show, is this guy. I tried a little Pinterest project on a white coffee cup I had.

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It might be the easiest project ever.. Here’s the directions.

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1.) Get cup

2.) Draw on cup with a Sharpie

3.) Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 Minutes.

Now, you see.. I’m a rebel and baked it twice and let it cool completely in the oven the second time, so it was hot for a long time. But I’ve heard different reviews on the staying power so I figured a little experiment wouldn’t hurt. Once it was completely cool I tried to wipe it with a wet rag and it stayed, so we’ll see how long it actually stays for, but I plan on hand washing it carefully and if I have to touch it up a bit so be it, it was a free project and it makes me smile. Oh! I also wouldn’t recommend drawing super close to the lip of the cup, nobody wants ink in their mouth, mines cutting it pretty close but since I hold everything with my right hand, I drink from the other side–safety first!

You could do any design you like! Pinterest has thousands of ideas!

I went with my first initial and a “fancy” frame. It’s fun enough that all the imperfections make it look whimsical rather than.. “Oh.. did your 4 year old make that?” I’m kind of obsessed with it.

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 Once this lovely gets a few more washes I’ll let you know how it’s holding up! Until then– what are you crafting? Buying? Coffee makers? Sharpies? Staples probably has it.

*Please note, I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a product for review purposes. The opinions and all around general craftiness are completely my own based on my experience. No coffee mugs were harmed in the making of this post, however I can’t say the same thing for the K Cups that were devoured without mercy*

Comments

  1. says

    We were going to try the Sharpie method for Xmas but then about half the reviews I read said it would wash off so we were with ceramic paint markers from the craft store. A little more expensive, but not by much!

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