DIY Mustache Mug

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I know some people are over the whole mustache craze, but I still love it.  I don’t even know why, really, since I’m not a fan of actual facial hair.  At all.  Like…if I have to shave my legs, you have to shave your face.  Fair is fair, right?

But all the mustache stuff?   Well, that’s a different story.  I can’t get enough of it.

You might also think that I would be done with the Sharpie mugs after the utter failure of last year, but instead of giving up I decided that now that everyone knows that you can’t use regular Sharpies if you want permanent mug artwork, I would move on to the ceramic markers that I should have known to use anyway.

I don’t have a fancy vinyl cutter (yet), so I used contact paper to make my mustache stencil and it turned out pretty well.  The edges aren’t quite as crisp as I would have liked, but I still like it.


  • Mug
  • Ceramic marker
  • Contact Paper

So this is really simple.  Just find a mustache template and print out (or draw one), then trace it onto the contact paper and cut out with an X-acto knife.

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Peel off the backing and position the stencil on the mug, then fill it in with the marker.

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Peel off the stencil and place the mug in the oven.  Turn to 350 and bake for 30-40 minutes, then shut the oven off, leaving the mug to cool in the oven.

Voila. The mustache mug.

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So far it seems to be holding up much better than the regular Sharpie mugs did since I’ve run it through the dishwasher several times with no fading.

I’m going to give this to Jerm as one of his 12 days of Christmas gifts (which I’ll share more about later). It’s as close as he’s allowed to get to having a mustache.  😉


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