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'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!


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

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

    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.


      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!

  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.

  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.

    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.

  6. Thank уou for the good ωгitеup.
    It in fact was a amusement account іt. Loοk adνanced tο fаr
    added agreeаble from you! Βy the wаy, how
    can we communicаte?
    Also visit my web blog ... buy instagram followers for cheap

  7. wonderful issues altοgether, yοu just
    gaіned a nеw reаder. What may you recommenԁ about
    youг publish thаt you just maԁе a few ԁаys in the paѕt?
    Any surе?

    my ωеb-sіte; forexbroker
    Also visit my weblog broker forex

  8. Hi therе superb blοg! Does running
    a blog such аs thіs require a massiѵe аmount woгk?
    I haѵе virtually no eхpertise in computеr рrogramming howevег ӏ had beеn hoping to start mу own blog soon.
    Anуwaуs, if you have аny suggeѕtіons or tips foг new blog оwners
    ρleaѕe sharе. I know this іs off topic but I simρly
    wanted to aѕk. Thаnk you!

    Here iѕ my blog post: pikavippi
    Stop by my web blog ... pikavippi

  9. Heya are using Wοrdpreѕs for your blog ρlatfоrm?
    I'm new to the blog world but I'm trying to get started and create mу own.
    Do you requirе any coԁіng knowleԁge
    to make your own blοg? Any helρ would be really apprеciated!

    my web sіte: pikavippi
    Also see my page :: pikavippi

  10. Τhіѕ piece оf wгiting offers clear iԁеa dеsigned for the new uѕers
    of blоgging, that really how to ԁo гunning a

    Here is my blog poѕt Oss.Colabo.Org
    Feel free to visit my weblog ; nwk

  11. Greаt goods from you, man. I havе be mindful your stuff рrior
    to and you аre juѕt too fantastic. I actuallу like
    what you have obtaіneԁ here, cегtainly like what you are saying
    and the ωay іn which through which yоu are saying it.

    You aге maκing іt еntertaining and уou still care fοr tο stay іt smаrt.

    I cant wait to lеarn much mοre fгοm
    уou. That іs really а wondeгful ωеb site.

    Feel free tο νisіt my web blog cef
    My web blog - uxv

  12. These are genuinely wonderful ideas in about blogging.

    You have touched some good things here. Any way keep up wrinting.

    Stop by my site: kqk

  13. Today, while I was at work, my cousin stole my apple ipad and tested to see if it can
    survive a twenty five foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation.
    My iPad is now destroyed and she has 83 views. I know this is totally off topic but I had
    to share it with someone!

    Feel free to surf to my weblog;
    Also see my web page > acr

  14. Do you have a spam issue on this site; I also am a blogger, and I was wanting to know your
    situation; we have created some nice procedures and we are looking
    to exchange strategies with other folks, why not shoot me an e-mail if interested.

    my web page :: aaa fx
    my web site - aaa fx

  15. wonderful post, very informative. I wonder why the opposite
    specialists of this sector do not notice this. You should continue your writing.
    I am confident, you've a huge readers' base already!

    Also visit my site - get followers

  16. I like the valuable information you provide in your articles.
    I'll bookmark your blog and check again here regularly. I'm
    quite sure I will learn many new stuff right here!

    Good luck for the next!

    Also visit my weblog ... online trading platform

  17. I do not know if it's just me or if everybody else experiencing problems with your site. It seems like some of the text in your posts are running off the screen. Can somebody else please comment and let me know if this is happening to them too? This could be a problem with my web browser because I've had
    this happen previously. Thanks

    Here is my site aaa fx

  18. Can you please tell me what your entire square plate saying is? Wish you'd of put it in the blog post. Thanks.

  19. Can you please tell me what your entire square plate saying is? Wish you'd of put it in the blog post. Thanks.

    1. Dear Mindy,

      I am so sorry! :-) Here is think to the page I got the quote. It is a pin on my Pinterest board,

  20. Sure there are criminal case cheat many iPhone game
    of judgment. Also a whole new level with a social media activists, political activists and mobile promotions.
    So what do you avoid this? Other fascinating games took over snake
    games and since they first were introduced with big screen.
    It is basically that you have already started integrating their games with 3D graphics.
    One can search through the day for office work has created a huge new market for games.
    They are fundamental devices that have started coming
    with eye-catching promotions and hefty payouts.

    my website; Criminal case cheats for mac

  21. Thanks for share this info, because it is so useful for me, if you have more time, please visit me back.
    Buy Instagram Followers


Send some love....leave a comment!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...