Sunday, February 17, 2013

DIY: Sharpie Plates

 I've seen this simple DIY project floating around the blogosphere for a while now and finally had some time to make it my own! I used the directions found here and altered the idea a bit to make it my own. Lately I've been enamored with everything Kate Spade. So, these plates here and handbag here were definitely the inspiration for this simple dessert plate. I purchased the sharpies from Wal Mart and the plates from a dollar store.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In the meantime, I used a fine tip Sharpie to write the words. 

Next I used the gold felt tip Sharpie to create the polka dot pattern. As you can see, my writing nor the dots are perfect, but I was happy with the result--especially since it took me a grand total of 2 minutes to create. Then, bake for 30 minutes.

I'm super pleased with the results and have a few more plates and mugs that I'd like to play around with eventually. I'd love to create a collection of my own one day. One thing to note, is that these dishes can only be hand washed, otherwise the Sharpie might come off in the dishwasher. Leave me a comment to let me know if you decide to try this inexpensive and incredibly easy project!

xo,
Elissa

8 comments:

  1. love the idea and the adorable message on your plate! i'll definitely give this a try sometime :) if you enjoy my blog too, would you like to follow each other? xo jess
    www.stylizedluxe.blogspot.com

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    1. Jessica,

      Just left a comment over on your stylish blog, and am your newest follower. :) Thanks for taking the time to stop over at my little piece of the web.

      I'm incredibly impressed by your work and your heart. It's apparent, after reading only two posts, that you have a true zeal for life and a love for others. Keep doing what you do best, and I'm happy to be following along!

      xo,
      Elissa
      sparklesandprays.com

      (also sent this via email, but am not sure you got it!)

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  2. I love this! Especially the gold! You have the cutest handwriting also btw



    xo

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  3. SO cute!! What a great idea! If I had decent handwriting I would totally do this, I'll have to forward to my sister to make me something :)
    xoKatie

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    1. Seriously, the possibilities are endless!! :)

      xoxo

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  4. That's so cute!! I never think of good creative things like that. My sister got the artistic genes lol.

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  5. when i saw this plate on your nightstand post I thought it was by kate spade! you did such a good job -- i want one!

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  6. This would make SUCH a darling birthday gift! Thanks so much for sharing with the Kate Spade Style Soiree!

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