Sunday, August 1, 2010

Create a Plate

I found this website called Dollarstore and there was this tutorial on creating your own plates. I thought I would give it a try. It is super easy and it cost $1.00.

- White ceramic plate ($1)
- Ceramic Marker (already had one)

Basically, you just draw or write whatever you would like. You can buy colored markers and get really fancy. You should make it kind of think so that it will show up better. Then you let it dry for two days. Then you bake it for 15-30 minutes at 300 degrees. (make sure the plate is microwave safe)

These are the test plates I did. I could not think of anything to draw so I put our favorite and most used recipe at the bottom of a bowl. Every time I make this dish, someone always asks for the recipe. Now, if i serve it in the bowl, they can take it back and have the recipe! For $1 its a quilt free give away.

I tried it on a plate too. This one will be for my mom's birthday. I like to think of it as a hidden message. I always make my moms cake so I thought that if I put the cake on the plate, she won't know there is a message on it until the very end

These are pretty basic but I think all get more creative with it. Its a great way to personalize. Just a fun craft for those lazy weekends.


  1. Margo, This is such a cute idea! You are so resourceful and creative. Hope your mom doesn't see this before her birthday.

  2. Here you go again with all of your creative ideas, Margo. I love what you have done and then to be able to share it with the rest of us by explanation and pictures. Now, can we do this? I doubt I can. Hopefully someone else will be able to do it. It is a great idea. Love, Grandma B.

  3. This works with Sharpies? Great! But, are you sure they are food safe? I'm a tiny bit concerned.......but gee, you could even write the recipe on the bottom to be absolutely certain.

    Fun idea. Thanks.