Darth Vader Sharpie Mug

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Time is flying by, it’s almost Father’s Day! I have a last minute gift for all the geeky dads out there! Or hey maybe you are just a Star Wars fan and want a cool mug for your morning Joe. I made this mug using a sharpie and a stencil I created from my Silhouette Cameo.

Below I am giving away free cut file to make this cutie! Now don’t worry if you do not have a die cutting machine, I am also providing a couple of FREE Printables that you can use as a guide or just frame them and give it to dad on his special day!

Darth Vader Sharpie Mug


Download the SVG Cut File Here


Silhouette Cameo: Make your stencil by uploading the Silhouette Studio file provided below. The set measurements in SVG file of the helmet and wording are set to the ones I used on my mug.

Use my Size or resize image for the mug you are going to use. Cut out your stencil using Silhouette Brand vinyl or contact paper. {Cut out contact using the Vinyl setting in Silhouette Studio}.

Add stencil to mug

When I use a stencil I first put the background of the stencil onto the mug.

add stencil to mug before sharpie

Then add back each element as if it were one shape. This will ensure you get the shapes straight and in the right areas.

star wars stencil sharpie mug Tutorial

Then remove the areas to be stenciled. Heat up the contact paper with a blow dryer to insure the glue would stick tightly to the mug before you started drawing with the sharpie. Smooth out any bubbles.

gently draw for sharpie mug

Gently draw with your sharpie and fill in the areas within the stencil.

DIY Sharpie Mug Darth Vader

Remove the stencil. Touch up any bleed throughs with alcohol or hand draw with sharpie to correct mistakes.

After applying wait 24 hours. Then put your mug in a cold oven. Turn on oven temp to 425 degrees and set timer for 30 minutes. When timer goes off turn the oven off, leaving project in until it’s completely cool. Hand wash and/ or do a test run in the dishwasher.

Don’t feel like being crafty?

Then here are some FREE Printables!

Great for Dad, your office or a child’s room decor!

Right Click and Save to your Computer or Click the below links to Download! Enjoy!

Darth Vader Who's Your Daddy FREE Printable madeinaday.com

Darth Vader Daddy PDF

Darth Vader The Force is Strong Free Printable madeinaday.com

Darth Vader Force PDF

 Star Wars Sharpie Mug FREE Printabes madeinaday.com

All Files and PDF are for Personal Use Only. Do not sell or recreate.

Fonts & Graphics used in the cut file & free printables have their own restrictions, strictly for personal use only. Font is SF Distant Galaxy & Darth Vader is IconFinder.com



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Make your own Darth Vader Sharpie mug and then grab 2 free printables for your home or office decor! Silhouette Cameo Craft, Father's Day mug, Star Wars printables

18 thoughts on “Darth Vader Sharpie Mug

  1. This is an awesome idea! Do you know if this method would work on regular glasses?

    1. I think sharpie may wash off of regular glasses. When you bake the mug it sets the sharpie into the finish. There is glass paint you could try. I would still hand wash it in case it starts to wear off.

  2. Cool project! I was wondering, how well does this mug look after a year? I have seen many Sharpie mug projects, but they always fade quickly.

    1. Hi Paulina, This one has only been washed and used a few times and then became a pen holder on my husbands desk, so I really don’t know how it will hold up for a year or so. It is one of his favs though. Glad you liked it, and thanks for reading.

  3. Thank you very much for joining in and making our Bowdabra Crafty Saturday Showcase, we will look forward to seeing your post next Saturday.

    Warm Regards,
    The Bowdabra Team

  4. This is so awesome! Thank you for sharing and linking up. I’m going to be featuring you in the upcoming Friday Favorites (picking my faves early!). Have a great weekend Kim!

    1. Oh great I can’t wait to see it! Thank you!! Have a great weekend!

  5. What a great gift idea – thanks for the inspiration! My dad and brother are huge star wars fans, so I’m off to the store to get the supplies…

    1. Glad you liked it! I think it would be a great gift anytime of the year, so many fans out there. Thanks for stopping by! Kim

  6. I’ve never thought about doing something like this with a Sharpie! It’s too late for me to do this for Father’s Day, however my husband’s birthday is coming up. This is such a cute idea!

    1. I almost didn’t make it, but then I realized it could great all year! Thank you for the sweet comment! I’m glad you liked it!

  7. I’m so in love with this! I grew up with Star Wars and I would want one of these for me 🙂

    1. My husband & son are star wars nuts! Thanks so much for the love! 🙂

  8. This is fantastic! I’ve never thought of doing something like this with a sharpie! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you! I would of had to buy a dozen mugs to get one right, lol.

  9. so creative! My husband loves, is obsessed rather, with Star Wars. This would be great for him, but sadly I do not own a silhouette. We will see how a free hand approach works.

    1. You could always print it out on cardstock and cut out letters out with a x-acto knife. Then use it as a stencil. 🙂

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