Eat Drink & Be Mary: DIY "save the date" Sharpie Mugs

3.11.2015

DIY "save the date" Sharpie Mugs

For as long as I can remember I've dreamed of my wedding day, and how much fun it would be to plan a wedding.  So far my reality is living up to my dreams, but what I never considered before is how expensive weddings can be.  HOLY MOLY!  Talk about a money pit.



But in reality, I'm not about to spend my my parents' life savings on one day + determined to find ways to still make the day memorable...besides the obvious officially calling dibs on my man forever.





When I started thinking about our save-the-dates, I had a blast thinking of different ideas we could use.  We were in the dead of winter here, and I wanted save-the-dates that went along well with our wintery experience.  And then I found this pin on Pinterest.  Mug perfection y'all -- can't you just picture the hot cocoa you would drink right up during those freezing days.

Spoiler Alert: it can cost a pretty penny to have these bad boys made for you.  And thus my DIY "save the date" sharpie mugs were born.



As my kinders would say making the mugs was "easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy".  No exaggeration.





Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350.

Step 2: Sketch out your design on notebook paper first.

Step 3: Draw your design onto your mug(s), darkening as much as desired.

Step 4: Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, and let cool.




And the results?  They say a picture is worth a thousand words...



Happy Wedding Wednesday y'all.  Have you ever made your own mugs?  What did you DIY for you wedding and what do you leave to the professionals?  





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30 comments:

  1. So cute!! I love how you used them in your pictures :)

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  2. Ok, these are adorable! Love the picture! And now they will be a sweet keepsake for you and hubby! :)

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  3. Those are so cute! I've never made mugs like that, but every time I see some I put it in the back of my mind that I need to try it soon, your's turned out so well! We're taking engagement pictures soon and still haven't decided how to incorporate the "Save the Date" in just yet. Thanks for sharing! <a href="http://legallysouthern.blogspot.com/“>Legally Southern</a>

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  4. The mugs are adorable!! And yes- the wedding business is INSANE!!!

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  5. Love this idea! We decided not to do engagement photos because that's not our thing, but what a cute way to announce the big day! And YES about the money pit. My wedding went from 20 to 200 because my fiance has so much family that wants to come. Thankfully his parents are paying for it-- still I try to make very wise decisions for the reception, money wise.

    Maria
    http://www.islandlivingmidwest.com/

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  6. That is such a cute idea! I DIY'ed a lot of of wedding. My friend made all of the bouquets and coursages out of fake flowers, I made all of the centerpieces for the tables, Table #s and seating cards, and I designed stickers to go on water bottles because we got married on the beach. lol

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  7. They really turned out perfectly! I can't believe how much people charge for them on Easy, and honestly yours look better and are even more personalized since you made them yourself! I also totally feel you on the expensive side of things, I have been in the industry for years, so I totally knew the prices, but then it gets around to my wedding and it's still heart attack central. DIY's are a lifesaver though, I can't wait to see more!

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  8. Thanks Amberly, I was pleasantly surprised with how they turned out!

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  9. Thanks Lee! You could make the mugs for any occasion really, and it's such an easy process. You could also use stickers, if you prefer not to hand draw, to help guide you. Just last week I shared several different save the date ideas if you're still searching!

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  10. Oh yes, totally insane! It's amazing how expensive they're are, but I guess because they know they can be.

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  11. You could totally take one picture of the mugs to use for the save the dates without the whole process of the engagment pictures. Also, last week I shared different save the date ideas! I've seen several sans photos. Yes, food is definitely one of the biggest expenses...it's amazing really!

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  12. I plan on doing several things as well, like the centerpieces, table #s, signs and such. Luckily I have some friends that are pretty talented, and it sounds like you did as well. My friend wants to get married on the beach; I'll have to keep that in mind for her!

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  13. Love this idea--and it turned out so beautifully! Your handwriting is really gorgeous!

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  14. Thanks Macy! I was pleasantly surprised how they turned out, and can't wait to make more for different occasions. I mean I've heard it's expensive, but you're right it's totally different when it's your wedding. Everything adds up so quickly.

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  15. SUch a great idea! I love how your writing turned out on the mugs.

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  16. Thank you, and with just a sharpie..who knew!

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  17. Cute idea! I thought for a moment you were going to make a mug for each guest and send them out haha that would be wayyy more expensive than sending an email ;)
    For our wedding, we diy'd most things. my friend is a graphic designer, so she designed our invitations, I made a cute little save the date picture from the house from Up! and send that out via email, and we did our own table numbers and centerpieces. If you have the time to do it, diy is a great way to save a ton of money on your wedding :)
    xoxo,
    Alysalovely.com

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  18. I love the mugs! So cute!

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  19. girl you have some talent! and i'm glad you went with this one - it's adorable!!!

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  20. Thank you so much! I had a blast making them.

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  21. Thanks Bailey. I loved that it fit it with the winter season we were in.

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  22. Don't worry, when I told my mom the idea for the first time she thought the same thing. That'd be SO expensive. Lucky you have some talented friends! I plan on doing some DIY as well, just don't want to get too overwhelmed with it.

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  23. I LOVE how they turned out!!!!!

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  24. This is seriously such a cute idea and would even be such a fun idea to give out to your bridal party when you ask them to be in your wedding. Also, that last photo is perfection :) Thanks for linking up this week!

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  25. These are adorable, and you two are so stinking cute together! <3!!

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  26. Thanks Farrah! He's a cutie that's for sure.

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  27. It definitely would've been a great way to ask our bridal party, had I thought of that. ;) I will be sharing how I asked soon though! We just made them for pictures, and of course now I have them to keep. I've loved linking up and seeing everyone's wedding posts! :)

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  28. Thanks Lisa. Who knew they'd be so easy to DIY!

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