Monday, November 10, 2008

P_A_R_T_Y!

Chris over at Just a girl (which really should be Just a girl who does it all and then some...) is having a I can do that! party.

AND Antique Mommy is too!


Love, LoVe, LOVE this idea!

I found my idea here and loved it so much I made Halloween platters.


So easy. Creative. Fun!

Photo from kisses of sunshine


Take a plain white plate, one that is ovenproof, I found mine at Wal-Mart for $3.47. Wash it, decorate it with permanent sharpie pens and bake it for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Think platters, bowls, coffee mugs, plates!


I've hand-washed mine and didn't have any trouble with the ink coming off but GiBee at Kisses of sunshine suggested using Porcelain Paint Markers or ceramic paint pens at Michaels and AC Moore if you have any trouble.



Here is my Halloween one:



(the spider has since grown the correct amount of legs)



Thank you Chris, Kiss of Sunshine, and everyone else who is contributing!


25 comments:

Amy said...

Your Halloween plate is so cute! I love it. What a great idea.

Chris said...

Are you serious???? That's it??? It's that simple!? Where has this idea been all my life!? Do you have ANY idea how many of these I plan on making? Could I ASK any more questions? :) This is an awesome idea. THANK YOU!

Saucy said...

So cute and simple! Everyone will be trying that one.

Valarie said...

This is so cute! I have got to go get me those markers!

Erin said...

I love this idea! How fun! I am going to have to try this!

GiBee said...

Thanks for the link love.

I did have one reader who said her ink did not stay on the plate after she baked it. I have not had problems with mine, but if there is any question or doubt, you can always use Porcelain Paint Markers, which aren't that much more expensive.

http://www.dickblick.com/zz029/48/

Also, I've seen ceramic paint pens at Michaels and AC Moore (just can't remember the names).

Heather said...

I can't believe it is that easy!! My Dad is a coffee junkie and mugs from my two oldest boy's would be a cheap and easy project. Thanks for the great idea!!

sandra/tx said...

Genius. Pure genius!

Astrid said...

Oh! That is sooooo cool! I HEART the Halloween plate! LOVE IT!

Meredith said...

Are these dishwasher safe after you bake them or are they For Decorative Purposes Only? Too cute!

Lorie said...

Oh! I need to make Halloween plates!! Thanks for the idea!!

Jessica said...

I'm loving this party. So many great ideas, I'm trying yours for sure. Thanks!!

Melissa Wertz said...

I like that. Thanks for sharing.

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

What a great idea. I'm thinking of one with a 3 initial monogram in the center...too cute! Thanks for sharing.

Mandi said...

SUPER, GREAT, and FABULOUS! I am so excited about your easy instructions. I love to make plates but thought I had to go to the pottery shop to do it. Not now!

Cassie said...

These are so cute, and what a creative idea. Thanks for sharing!

Christian said...

What a great way to give Christmas cookies! This is so fun!

AndreaLeigh said...

Oh wow, I love the halloween plate! I'm not such a great drawer but this is a terrific idea if I can find something safe for my clumsy hands!

Chris said...

I just read your comment, and I cracked up! You're right--nuff said! I'm off to Michaels!

Brian and Kirsten said...

What a great idea! I'd definitely have to "practice on paper" before I put any artistic attempt onto the plate. But hum.... I'm thinking initial plates for special days... Thanks for the thought!

Kirsten

Corinna said...

OMG These are SO CUTE!! You just gave me an idea to do with my Girl Scouts troop. They will love it! I am totally going to make some for me too!

Corinna www.myscrapbooklife.com

Karyn said...

Wonderful!

Michie said...

Great project! Your Halloween plate came out so cute!

Is it ok to put food on the plate?

shepherdsgrace said...

soooo cute!

Sheila said...

Unbelievably cute!