This tutorial was inspired by the sharpie mug DIY’s on Pinterest.
This is a pretty simple DIY.
All you need is any plate, bowl or mug, a sharpie, and an oven.
I bought 4 cheap plates, two little plates, and two bigger dinner plates.
I started on the little ones first, and freehand little polka dots around the edge. I chose the edges because when I read reviews of this DIY, other people had problems with it washing off. Therefore, if you just do it around the edges, not where the food goes, you should have too much trouble. Just lightly wash the edges where the sharpie is.
Next, I started on the bigger plates, which I wanted to do bigger polka dots. I am no professional polka dot drawer, and after searching for something to draw a perfect circle, I realised the end of a ruler normally has a circle end. I used two sticky notes for spacing … nothing too technical!
Finally, after all of the decorating, the plates are ready for the oven. Let the oven preheat to 350°F, then place the plates in the oven, and set a timer for 30 minutes. Be careful when you take them out because they are very hot! Also don’t forget about them!
I tried this out with a gold sharpie on two mugs, and I forgot about them and it not only made the gold sharpie turn a strange colour, but the white mugs turned a golden colour!
Tried out my new plate by having St. Patrick’s Day inspired shamrock pancakes!
If you have any questions or comments, please write in the comment section, or email me.