How to make a polka-dot mug with Sharpies

Anything with polka-dots automatically engenders a lighthearted, fun vibe. Add that vibe to a kitchen or an enclosed porch by making a set of mugs with different-colored "polkas" dotting the surface and placing them as decorations in the area.
This project is very easy and customizable. Choose any two or three marker colors, but stick to a lighter-colored mug so the polka dots stand out. The tutorial demonstrates the use of three colors.
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Materials
- Solid-colored or white ceramic or plastic mug
- 3 or more Sharpies, regular tip, different colors
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Instructions
1. Choose a Sharpie color (S1). Draw dots equal distances from one another around the bottom of the mug, 1/2 inch above the base.
2. Draw a second set of equidistant dots around the mug, placed between and 1/4 inch above the first set. Repeat for a third set of dots.
3. Choose a second Sharpie color (S2). Draw equidistant dots around the mug, placed between and 1/4 inch above the third S1 set.
4. Draw a second set of equidistant S2 dots around the mug, placed between and 1/4 inch above the first S2 set. Repeat for a third set of S2 dots.
5. Choose a third Sharpie color (S3). Draw equidistant dots around the mug, placed between and 1/4 inch above the third S2 set.
6. Draw a second set of equidistant S3 dots around the mug, placed between and 1/4 inch above the first S3 set. Repeat for a third set of S3 dots.
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