Father's Day Gift {or a spot of tea}

My dad loves tea. Really, he lives off of it. But only the caffeinated stuff. I've seen him drink herbal tea once {and I may have "forgot" to tell him that it was herbal}. He had me exclusively drinking tea until I went to college. Then, much to his horror, I learned to love coffee. But, tea is still my first love as far as a hot morning beverage goes.

My dad has been drinking only loose leaf teas for the last couple of years. He buys disposable tea bags from Amazon every couple of months. So, figured I'd buy him a tea diffuser for Father's Day. Since diffusers are both small and super affordable, I got him a mug and some tea to round the present out.

I bought a white mug off Amazon and then jazzed it up a bit. Using a Sharpie paint pen, I drew on the tea bag label {which was inspired by this}. After drawing on the tea bag, I stuck the mug in the oven at 250 degrees for 15 minutes to set the marker. It should last wash after wash.

I wrapped it all up and got it in the mail yesterday. Now all I have to is finish up the present for my husband.

Come party with me!


  1. This is a great tutorial, I was wondering if you would link it in my Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Here is the link:


    I would love to have anything that you would like to link.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  2. I adore this! And I pinned this! I'm a morning tea drinker too ... I think I hear the kettle whistling now.

    My husband even turns it on in the morning for me so when I get downstairs the water is ready to pour ...

    And I had no idea you could set a Sharpie via microwave.

    You can be sure that I'll be making myself one of these. And my daughter is a hot chocolate buff so we may need to make her her very own hot chocolate mug too ...



  3. I LOVE those sharpie pens! I have a pantry full of white mugs that I was trying to figure out a design for... A few of them might end up like this! Too cute!

  4. Very cute and thoughtful gift. I'm sure he is going to love it!

  5. This is so cute. Love it! Found you on TT&J

  6. Oh I love this idea!!!!! So cute!!!!

  7. Such a neat idea for a gift! I love how real the tea bag looks!

  8. This is SO cute ... my mom loves tea :) I'd love for you to share this at the {what's shakin' link party}!! Stopped by from Positively Splendid and I'm a new follower!


  9. I had no idea you could heat permanent marker so that it stays. What an awesome idea!
    Stopping by from the It's Overflowing Party :-)

  10. This is a really great project! I hope you will come link it up at my Pinworthy Projects Party!

  11. What a great project!! Love the little tea bag! thank you for sharing at Uncommon! Featuring this on our Facebook page! :)

  12. Thoughtful gift...I am sure it's going to impress.

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