For Christmas I wanted to give the two girls in the accounting/admin department a little something because I really like them, and the three of us are the only females in the office. I decided to make them custom monogram mugs filled with loose tea from Bulk Barn (quite possibly my favorite place on the planet!)
Now I know there are a lot of tutorials for this all over the internet. I used this one: http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/my_weblog/2012/06/his-her-sharpie-mug-diy.html
I decided to do each of their first initials. I decided to make Gwen's Irish-esque and Monique's French-ish.
Here was my first attempt at Gwen's:
I really didn't like how it was turning out, so here's a trick you might not have known: rubbing alcohol takes permanent marker off of hard surfaces!
Here I just put some on a cotton ball and wiped off the whole design and started over again!
Same thing happened with Monique's mug! lol Another tip is that you can put rubbing alcohol on a q-tip and use it to clean up parts of your design!