Monday, September 30, 2013

The one with a sharpie and a plate

I know I'm not the first one with a sharpie DIY, and that there must be thousands of these floating around on the internet. I hope no one will object to one more. In my opinion, the best DIY's are the easy ones, that don't take up a lot of your time and the ones that don't need lots of supplies to make. All you need for this one are a plate, a sharpie and an oven. 



Start by making ovals

Make triangles

Don't forget to bake your plate for half an hour at 150ºC / 300ºF
I do my dishes the old fashioned way, but once baked, it should
be dishwasher-proof.



You can find more DIY projects over here.

25 comments:

  1. Wow! That's a designer plate!
    Thanks for sharing, I've always wanted to try this but wasn't sure
    the baking process really works - now I know it does!

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    1. It's fun to try, maybe I'll see your creation on your blog :-)

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  2. What a great idea! Any plate, any sharpie? Now I have to learn to draw!!

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    1. I used an oil based sharpie, with an extra fine tip. The plate I used was a cheap cake plate.

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  3. Cool idea! I'd probably sit, frozen, with Sharpie in hand, afraid to make the first mark . . .

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    1. No problem if you make a mistake, it easily comes off with a bit of warm water. :-)

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  4. love simple and easy DIY too, your plate looks great! I do a similar thing using jam jars, then they become containers for spices and such.

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  5. Love this! for all the sharpie DIYs I've seen I have never tried it! Maybe this weekend...

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  6. Oh boy, I want to make one too:) I love your design! Have a beautiful start to the week:) xoxo

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  7. Wow that is really wonderful! I have seen this on Pinterest a few times, your pics are just inspiring me to try it soon!

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  8. Great tutorial! Your plate design belongs on store shelves! I wish I had talent like that. I think I need to do this when my little cousin visits, it would make for a great memory! Thank you for the DIY inspiration!

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  9. Oh my gosh! A DIY I can actually do!
    But seriously, I love how easy this is. I've never thought of doing this on a plate. Thanks for sharing, Marieken!

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  10. Whhaaat, this turned out SO awesome! I love the little pattern you came up with, and it looks so awesome and store bought. I'm itching to try this!

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  11. I really like this idea! I've seen other tutorials where people try to put them in the dishwasher and the design fades, so I think washing by hand is the safest choice.

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  12. You have just inspired me! A couple years ago I spent over a hundred bucks on white square and rectangular serving plates for a dessert table at a baby shower. I think I should jazz them up for the holidays! I do have a ton of glass paints but never thought to use it on those plates. Thanks for the idea!

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  13. My husband found this & tried it w/my kids as a Mother's Day present yesterday. I loved it! They each wrote their name and a picture (not the picture you used), but thanks to you my husband found a great & easy gift idea. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Corinne, happy to hear you received a homemade gift! Those are the best :-)

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  14. Hi. Can I use a blow dryer to set the print. Our oven is busted right now. Thanks! Great stuff!

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    1. I have no idea! I think the oven is easiest, if the dryer does the job as well, it might take a lot of time. Maybe a friendly neighbour with a working oven?

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  15. I've seen lots of comments that this doesn't actually stick for too long, especially if using a dishwasher... any thoughts? Some say that you should use porcelain only, others say, let it completely cool in the oven. Any suggestions from those who have tried and been successful?

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    1. I don't know how it stays on in the dishwasher (I don't have one), but this stays on fine so far. Maybe you could test with just a small, easy drawing.

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