Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Handmade Holidays: The Sharpie Plate

Sometimes you want to personalize your gift. You want something easy, simple, and yet personal.

I'm sure you have seen these on Pinterest.





Well, it is a great gift idea so I am going to tell you how you REALLY make these.

Get a plate or platter or coffee mug that you want to personalize. Once you have that, you will need a Sharpie.

But you will need the Sharpie Paint Pen. It is oil based. If you use a plain Sharpie that is water based the writing will wipe off...even after you bake it.

I found a multi pack of these paint pens at the craft store and used a 40% off coupon to get them for a deal.

Wash your dish well, plan what you want to write and then go for it. If you mess up, use a cotton ball with some rubbing alcohol on it to wipe it off well.

Bake your plate or mug in the oven at 350 for 30 minutes. Place the item directly on the rack in  the cold oven. Turn the oven on and bake. I allowed my dishes to cool in the oven as well overnight. Take them out and you now have a personalized dish for a gift. Add some yummy cookies to that plate or hot chocolate to that mug and you have one great gift!
I bet you have some teens at home who would love to make some mugs for friends and at just a little over a dollar a mug....you've got a great gift idea and craft project!

This would also be a great gift for a wedding or anniversary or birthday. Guests can write something on a platter.


Let me know what you are making with this handmade idea!


Next week we will throw some handmade jewelry into this gift giving mix!

Need a recipe for Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix? This one is fabulous!

Have a fabulous week!


28 comments:

  1. They look like great gifts, something I am now considering doing.

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    1. i think the kids are going to make some gifts for friends too!

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  2. That is the same hot chocolate mix we have always used, but I started using the 2.54 lb big cans of Nesquik with 10 qts of powdered milk, 11oz of coffee creamer, 1 cup of powdered sugar and 1/3 cup cocoa (to make it a bit more chocolaty. That recipe nicely fits into 2 empty containers of Nesquik (the big cans). I love the idea of using the Peppermint Mocha coffee creamer. We'll have to try that next time.

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    1. i will have to try your version. It sounds yummy! 1 C of powder sugar or 1 pound?

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  3. Love this! I want to do snowman soup for the children's friends, and the mugs would be perfect! Thank you so much, I can't wait to try this.

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    1. what is snowman's soup and is there a poem or something with it? Please share!

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    2. Snowman soup: take a cellophane cone (buy online really cheap) and fill with hot chocolate powder, chocolate chips, and marshmallows. Tie it up with a ribbon and a candy cane.

      I think there are a few poems to go with them.

      My favourite is

      This little cup of cocoa
      I'm sending on your way
      For you to enjoy
      On a cold and lonely day

      As you sip this cocoa
      It will warm your heart
      Like our friendship warmed mine
      Right from the start.

      or

      Was told you've been real good this year.
      Always glad to hear it!
      With freezing weather drawing near,
      You'll need to warm the spirit.

      So here's a little Snowman Soup
      Complete with stirring stick.
      Add hot water, sip it slow.
      It's sure to do the trick!



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  4. Love it. Either we follow or not, but it is today been liked by many peoples to decorate places with wordings filled stuff like the mugs.

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  5. DOES NOT WORK if you use regular Sharpies (and some colors of regular Sharpies won't even hold fast under the heat, such as green and orange and purple). Red holds under the heat well, and black and blue. BUT you can smudge off the ink even after properly "baking" the plate, I scrubbed once or twice on a spot with wet paper towel (no soap) and it scrubbed right off. Sharpie wants to sell pens, so they are pushing this project to crafters but I wasted way too much time and money on this. Be warned.

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    1. You are right that regular Sharpies will NOT work, BUT the oil based Sharpie Paint markers DO work:-)
      I thought I had stated this in the post and showed a picture of the marker.

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