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A mugful of surprises

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Swap Coordinator:Copperoxide (contact)
Swap categories: Crafts  Miscellaneous  Handmade 
Number of people in swap:4
Location:Regional - UK only
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:April 26, 2013
Date items must be sent by:May 24, 2013
Number of swap partners:1

A customised mugful of gifts

I recently stumbled across this little gem on pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/428053139552972334

And some tips and tricks to make sure it works: http://www.diyopolis.com/tips-and-tricks-to-the-diy-sharpie-mug/#comments

So, the success of Sharpies is apparently touch-and-go (my trial mug survived the dishwasher! Hurrah!) as a fail safe there are always ceramic paint pens from Hobbycraft though. (Thanks to Gofeen for the tip)

And thought it would make a wonderful idea for a swap, decorate a mug with sharpie pens and fill it with goodies for your partner. So for this swap you will buy a plain mug (new please not used!), decorate it with permanent markers, bake it in order to seal the paint and fill it with small gifts for your partner. The gifts don’t have to be profile based, but remember to check their dislikes list.

Sorry but this is UK only in order to keep the shipping costs down.

Please feel free to message me with any questions. Please no flakers. I will ban anyone without a filled out profile or recent unexplained 1’s and 3’s.

Ideas for decoration:

Why not look at your partners profile and choose a quote from their favourite book or film?

A few lines from a poem?

A recipe for a microwave cake?

Something wonderfully artistic?

Anything goes, just be sure it would be something you would love to receive.

Ideas for gifts:

Tea bags,

Coffee sachets,

Hot chocolate sachets,

Fun erasers or pens,

Sweets or chocolate,

Mini toiletries or cosmetics,

Small toys,

Nail varnish,


Recipe cards,


NoirNoire 04/18/2013 #

Aghhh! This sounds like an awesome swap! Wish I could join :/

Copperoxide 04/19/2013 #

You're more than welcome to create an international/other regional version of this swap :)

Gofeen 04/26/2013 #

I'm going to give it a go! Fun times ahead!

Gofeen 04/27/2013 #

My practice one is in the oven now as I type!!!!!

Copperoxide 05/18/2013 #

Hope it goes well! c:

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