how to write on glass coffee mugs

How To Write On Glass Coffee Mugs

These days, it’s becoming increasingly popular to customize your glass coffee mugs with drawings, quotes and other decorations. Whether you’re making a unique gift for a friend or just sprucing up your morning coffee mug for yourself, these simple steps can help you write on glass coffee mugs like a pro!

What You’ll Need

  • Sharpie Fine Point Markers
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Q-Tips
  • Soft Cloth


  1. Thoroughly wash and dry the mug to remove any dirt or residue.
  2. Using the Sharpie markers, draw or write on the mug as desired.
  3. Let the mug air dry for a few hours or until the drawing or writing is completely dry.
  4. Soak a q-tip in rubbing alcohol and rub gently over the drawing or writing.
  5. Rinse the mug in warm, soapy water and dry with a soft cloth


  • Coarse or glossy surfaces may not work as well so keep in mind the type of mug you are working with.
  • If you make a mistake, use rubbing alcohol and a q-tip to remove any unwanted color.
  • The length of time needed for the drawing or writing to air-dry will depend on the thickness of the creative material used.

And that’s how to write on glass coffee mugs! Now you can show off your unique style and creativity for years to come. Have fun!

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