Tuesday, December 18, 2012

DIY Santa Cookie Plate

On the 7th I guest posted about this over at One Creative Mommy, but I figured I would share it here too, just in case you missed it!

Lately, it seems like everywhere I look people are decorating their own dishes with Sharpies.  The reviews have been mixed on the outcome, but I figured it was worth a try.

Supplies Needed
  • Plate, Mug, Bowl, etc. - I got mine at the Dollar Store for $1 each
  • Sharpies, or Vitrea Markers* (The Vitrea Markers* are made for glass, and probably more durable.)
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Draw your design.
  1. Bake your dishes on a cookie sheet for 30 minutes. 
  2. Allow the dishes to cool in the oven.  The reason I say in the oven is because when I tried to take mine out, I touched my design and a little ink rubbed off.  I fixed it and put it back in the oven to cool.

The "after" picture was taken after the dishes were baked in the oven and cleaned in the dishwasher.  The only fading I noticed was the "for."  After I took these pictures, I hand washed the plate.  I scratched the different colors with my fingernail and was able to remove some of red while the plate was wet.  Once the plate was dry, I was not able to scratch it off.  I touched up the scratch, and the plate is good to go again!

Over all, this is perfect for what we are going to use it for.  I would not recommend Sharpies on dishes for everyday use, but for something decorative or used one time a year, go for it!  Just use caution when handling the dishes if they are wet or hot, because that is when the ink seems most likely to get messed up.  This is where the Vitrea Markers* may prove to be more durable if you are planning on everyday use.

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