If you want an inexpensive, yet unique, quick and easy homemade gift for Father’s Day, then this is perfect for you. We chose one of daddy’s favourite drawings by Felix and used it to become the design on a coffee cup. It’s a personalised, individual present that daddy can drink his coffee in every morning.


here's what you'll need...

  • A favourite drawing
  • Tracing paper
  • Pencil
  • A permanent marker (that sets when heated)
  • Plain cup/mug
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape




Try not to use a complex drawing as details could be lost once traced onto the cup.

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here's how it's done...

  • 1

    Choose a favourite drawing and ensure it fits on the cup. If the picture is too large, you could reduce it on a photocopier.


  • 2

    Trace the drawing onto the tracing paper. You could hold the paper in place with masking tape whilst you draw.


  • 3

    Trace again onto the reverse of the tracing paper.


  • 4

    Cut around the image and tape this to the cup.


  • 5

    Trace the image in pencil onto the cup. Check to see if the image has taken before removing all the masking tape.

  • 6

    Using the marker pen, trace over the pencil lines. Do this carefully so as not to smudge. If you do make a mistake you can scratch the marker off with the back of the pencil, or a fingernail.


  • 7

    Bake in the oven at 160C for 45 minutes to set.


    Felix really enjoyed transferring his drawing, and I could tell he was impressed that it could become something a little more permanent. The black lines on the white cup really made the image stand out. We’re pretty sure it’s going to be daddy’s favourite coffee cup too. Happy Father’s Day.


By Claire Dearing on 10.06.16

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