Mug Pots

Barb Rosen
by Barb Rosen
Those cute Sharpie projects on Pinterest caught my eye when I was looking for Master Gardener fundraiser ideas. My committee and I need to produce lots of cute and affordable garden-related items for an upcoming event.
Mug Pots ~ easy and fun to make!
I bought white Dollar Store mugs and used my oil-based Sharpie pen to draw faces on them.
Draw right on the mug with oil-based Sharpie!
After drawing, I set the mugs in a cool oven and set it to 300 degrees. After 20 minutes, I turned off the oven and let the mugs cool before removing. This is to set your design on the mug.
Mug Pots ~ plant with houseplant divisions!
Plant divisions are great for these little planters. Just fill with good potting soil, plant a spider plant baby and water. Remember, these do not have drainage holes and water sparingly!


Have fun! I am making lots more, and maybe vases .... and bowls ..... and ....
Barb Rosen
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Charlie Randolph Charlie Randolph on Nov 12, 2018

    do you bake them for 20 minutes at 300 degrees, or 20 minutes after initially placing in oven?

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  • Sandra Sandra on May 08, 2016
    Very cute. Thinking they would be cute in different colors along the ledge of the privacy fence.

    • Barb Rosen Barb Rosen on May 08, 2016
      @Sandra ~If you put them outside, it will probably be better to drill a drainage hole in them so they don't get too full of water!

  • Phillipcardjr Phillipcardjr on May 09, 2016
    The planters certainly have personality this way. They are really nice.

    • Barb Rosen Barb Rosen on May 09, 2016
      @Phillipcardjr ~ thanks very much! They were very popular with the college kids at our fundraiser!

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