After several failed attempts with a pinterest suggestion, I finally achieved success.
There are thousands and thousands of posts of using a Sharpie to decorate cups and plates. I tried 4 times, none of them worked!! What’s the problem!?!?
I saw a post pass by suggesting oil based Sharpie or other interpretations. Great, except I couldn’t find any.
I went into Michaels hoping to find what I needed. Nothing was found in the Sharpie aisle. Finally, in a whole separate section I found these Craft Paint Pens.
I could have purchased a package of 6 pens in various colors for $10, but since I was fearful this wouldn’t work, I purchased this 2 pack of black paint pens for $3. (I will be going back for the colorful set.)
After writing my message on the cup, I placed it in the oven 350 degrees for 20 minutes. I let it sit for several hours on the counter. I then tried to wash it by hand, and the print stayed!!! (I wish I could find the website where I got the details of how to heat set the paint and the warning to not put it in the dishwasher)
Here is what I gave my mom.
I am so excited it finally worked! I will be making more.