#Disneyside FROZEN Olaf Mug



To say we are Frozen-obsessed in this household is a bit of an understatement. And confession: it’s more of a “me” than a “we.”

You know you have a problem when you use your precious, child-free car time to belt out Frozen tunes at the top of your lungs. And you don’t care who sees.

It’s bad, folks.

I had the idea for this project when I was making this mug for Modern Parents Messy Kids. Super cute, right? And once I saw how easy it was to make, I knew I wanted a Frozen mug all for myself.

A few notes: while using a regular Sharpie worked just fine for me last time, I had several people say it came right off in their dishwasher. So, I decided to investigate another method recommended by readers.


I used a regular white ceramic mug, and Oil-based Sharpies (in black and orange).

Make sure you wash your mug thoroughly before beginning.

Just use a regular pencil for “mapping” your words and Olaf drawing (if you choose to do one). The pencil will come right off with water, later on.

Once you are satisfied with your word placement, then it’s time to trace with the Sharpie.

Here’s a hint: keep a bottle of nail polish remover handy, along with a few q-tips. And if you mess up along the way, you can erase and keep going. I did that a few times and it worked like a charm.

Then once you are done drawing, it’s time to bake. Simply put in the oven (350 degrees) for 30 minutes, let it cool, and you are done.

New. Favorite. Coffee mug.

Just seeing his little face makes every morning brighter.

I heart you, Olaf.


*Note: If the oil-based Sharpies don’t work on your particular mug…we had a great recommendation by a reader to use glass paint markers, which can be found in your local craft store. Just wipe clean with your nail polish remover, wash your mug, and start over with glass paint. Happy drawing!

Anthropologie Inspired Trinket Dish

Awhile back, I saw this trinket dish at Anthropologie and fell in love. I swear. I would buy that entire store if I could.

I thought it was just too lovely for words. And I also thought, wouldn’t it be fun to make one of my own, using all dollar store materials?

I didn’t want to steal their design, just borrow the concept…so I chose three completely different animals. (All animals 100% approved by Isaiah and Samuel, by the way.)

They turned out so cute…

My “how-to” is over at Modern Parents Messy Kids today. I had so much fun making them.

Now the only question is, which one do I keep? And which ones do I give away?

I think I’ve decided the rhino is staying with me. Who wants the dinosaur and lion?

A girl really doesn’t need three trinket dishes. At least, not this girl. ;)