Mother of All Mugs

DIY Crafts- sorority version! Most of these crafting posts so far have been about ones you can make for yourself for your dorm room. Odds are, 95% of you reading this attend or are going to attend a school with Greek life. It’s changed my life at URI and helped me meet my lifelong friends. Being in a sorority comes with the most exciting part, big-little. This is when an older girl in the sorority chooses you and makes you her “little” and she’s the one girl who you know you can go to for anything. She will make you crafts for your room with the name of your sorority and buy you cute little things in general. Since I transferred so many times, I didn’t rush until I was a sophomore. But, my roommate rushed when she was a freshman, so that meant that this semester she could have a little. I watched her make all these crafts for her new little, all with cute little sayings on them. One in particular stood out to me, which was a personalized mug. She wrote saying on it that said “Here’s to the nights that turned into mornings with the friends that turned into family”. It’s something that you can keep around and use every day, always as a reminder of where your heart is. Just as a side note, to keep the design on there for as long as possible, I would suggest not putting the mug in the dishwasher. Happy crafting!


  • White mug
  • Sharpie paint OIL-BASED marker
  • Pencil
  • Masking tape (optional)


  1. Wash and dry your mug
  2. Use a pencil to sketch out any words or designs
  3. Carefully draw over sketch with Sharpie marker
  4. Add accent colors if necessary
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes to set paint, let cool completely

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