The 12 Days of Christmas: Day 4
Today's guest blogger is Andrea from One Creative Housewife. (I think it was destiny that One Creative Housewife should meet One Creative Mommy. Don't you think?) Andrea is sharing a great project that your kiddos will love!
Hi! I'm Andrea. I am a microbiologist turned stay-at-home mom of 2 wonderful energetic kiddos. I enjoy entertaining, baking, crafting, organizing, and playing with my kids. All of which I share on my blog One Creative Housewife. I suffer from a severe Pinterest addiction and consider time spent on Pinterest my “downtime”...LOL! I am so excited to be here sharing this simple and family friendly Christmas idea with you all today!
Lately, it seems like everywhere I look people are decorating their own china with Sharpies. The reviews have been mixed on the outcome, but I figured it was worth a try.
DIY Santa Cookie Plate
- Plate, Mug, Bowl, etc. - I got mine at the Dollar Store for $1 each
- Sharpies, or Vitrea Markers (The Vitrea markers are made for glass, and probably more durable.)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Draw your design.
- Bake your dishes on a cookie sheet for 30 minutes.
- Allow the dishes to cool in the oven. The reason I say in the oven is because when I tried to take mine out, I touched my design and a little ink rubbed off. I fixed it and put it back in the oven to cool.
The "after" picture was taken after the dishes were baked in the oven and cleaned in the dishwasher. The only fading I noticed was the "for." After I took these pictures, I hand washed the plate. I scratched the different colors with my fingernail and was able to remove some of the red while the plate was wet. Once the plate was dry, I was not able to scratch it off. I touched up the scratch, and the plate is good to go again!
Overall, this is perfect for what we are going to use it for. I would not recommend Sharpies on dishes for everyday use, but for something decorative or used one time a year, go for it! Just use caution when handling the dishes if they are wet or hot, because that is when the ink seems most likely to get messed up. This is where the Vitrea Markers may prove to be more durable if you are planning on everyday use.
Just think of the gift possibilities!!! You could decorate a plate and pile it high with baked goods, or maybe a mug and fill it with candy or a cocoa mix!
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Thanks so much, Andrea for sharing this fun idea. I know my kids are going to love it! I hope you'll stop by Andrea's site and share some comment love. You have to see her DIY Poodle Skirt Tutorial. (I'm crossing my fingers that my girls will all want to dress up 50's next year!)