My son is obsessed with Star Wars! He knows every single character and vehicle by name. If you have a question about Star Wars, just ask Logan!
With Star Wars: The Force Awakens coming to theaters in December, I wanted to make something special for my son. I decided to get crafty and make him his very own Star Wars mug for his hot chocolate. Logan and I searched for the perfect image online. I was originally thinking about doing a silhouette and use Sharpies to dot around the image like I’ve seen on Pinterest. BUT Logan had a different design in mind. He wanted the image to be just like the image he found online. So mommy did what mommy does…I replicated the image of Commander Fox onto the coffee mug.
DIY Sharpie Star Wars Coffee Mug
What you need:
- a white coffee mug (I found them at the Dollar Tree.)
- black and red Sharpie ***UPDATE: Use Oil Based Sharpies (after 1 month of use the regular Sharpie started to rub off).
- Optional — Contact paper (I had clear contact paper, but I am sure you can use any color.)
- Optional — image you wish to transfer
The first step is to find the image you wish to transfer onto your coffee mug. Logan really wanted a clone trooper helmet. We did a Google search and found this image of Commander Fox’s helmet. It was perfect for Logan’s new mug!
Print out your image (adjust the size to fit your coffee mug). You will want to carefully cut out the paper image and trace onto the contact paper.
Once you trace the main image, you will need to cut out pieces of the image to trace onto the contact paper. It takes a little time, but totally worth the effort!
Now that you have traced the image onto contact paper, you will want to cut the main image out and decide where on the coffee mug you want to place your image.
Here comes the true test of your patience! Because my son is a perfectionist when it comes to all things Star Wars, I cut out pieces of the image and put them on the mug like a puzzle. Why you ask???? Watch my video and you will understand my madness!
How to transfer the image to your coffee mug:
As you can see in the video, I outlined the image first, then pulled off pieces and continued transferring the image. Some of the image I had to free-hand.
I add the red Sharpie last to color in the areas on the helmet that needed to be red.
When you are done tracing and coloring your picture, you will need to bake your coffee mug for 30 minutes in the oven (set at 350 degrees).
When you are done baking, allow the coffee mug to cool. Now your image should be sealed to your mug and you can hand-wash without it wiping off.
Logan was super excited to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate in his new Star Wars coffee mug! Now my daughter has requested a Princess Leia coffee mug. I better get started on her mug soon!
If you like this DIY craft, please PIN it on Pinterest.