Quick Make Quote Plate!

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2013 Blog Event)

Last year I decorated THIS PLATE which has lasted very well, but it did take a while to decorate it. I had bookmarked THIS TUTORIAL about using Sharpies on Mugs, and it looked so quick and easy I thought I should try it out!

Quick Make Quote Plate:

Quick Make Plate by Jennifer Grace

The plate is a cheap one from The Range Home & Leisure. I drew the quote and holly leaves with black and green Sharpie pens, without any planning or sketching – if it went wrong I wiped it off with a damp piece of kitchen paper.

Then I baked it at 175 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit) for 30 minutes.

On the tutorial I followed Elsie mentions that some people have said their designs washed off. I’ve given mine a good handwash and it’s staying on strong so far, but this would probably stop me giving it out as a gift, I’ll just keep this for our enjoyment!

Here’s some more ideas for decorating your own plates:

Dear Santa Plate at Fabric Envy

Cute Sharpie Plates DIY at Fox and Gypsy

Monogram Sharpie Plates at Mark Montano

I now really really want a gold sharpie pen – I didn’t know those existed!

Be Inspired:

Use a festive quote on a project

Decorate some tableware or make a centrepiece/placecards

Write some journaling making your handwriting extra curly

I’ll back soon! Jennifer x

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  • Bethany Hardy

    What a fun idea! The kids would love this!

    November 10, 2013 at 5:52 pm
  • This could be another tradition. Write the year on it and then let each child write their name.

    I Create Purty Thangs

    November 10, 2013 at 6:13 pm
  • Dawn

    I’ve seen these on pinterest and have wondered how they would hold up. I too would probably only keep it for the family. Then if it held up, I could see them as gifts for next year.

    November 10, 2013 at 6:16 pm
  • oooh I have a gold sharpie pen!!! Great idea to write on plates and of course you could do a special one with santa’s cookies on!

    November 10, 2013 at 6:27 pm
  • Jackie Edwards

    Love it!! It was easier than last years Jennifer!! Think I might get one for my grandchildren to do…what fun!!!

    November 10, 2013 at 6:36 pm
  • Marilyn Tucker

    I’m definitely going to do this! Thanks!

    November 10, 2013 at 6:44 pm
  • Love this idea! I can’t wait to have a go, I bought the metallic sharpies at Staples but then found them in Sainsburys nearly half price 🙂

    November 10, 2013 at 6:46 pm
  • Annie

    Great fun! Kids would love to do this – maybe I’ll get some in for the grandchildren to do when they come over for Christmas :o)

    November 10, 2013 at 7:03 pm
  • That looks fun to do. I fancy a gold Sharpie pen too now!

    November 10, 2013 at 7:04 pm
  • Miriam Prantner

    Your handwriting is so pretty!

    November 10, 2013 at 7:07 pm
  • A very cute idea x

    November 10, 2013 at 7:14 pm
  • Great fun to have at christmas. My kids did something similar on mugs.

    November 10, 2013 at 9:05 pm
  • Super-cute! Gives me all sorts of ideas. Hmmm…

    November 10, 2013 at 10:20 pm
  • Janis in ID

    Simple, but so pretty and festive! My handwriting would not look near so attractive and I could never free-hand the holly. Sure do love yours, though.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    November 11, 2013 at 12:24 am
  • Oh… This is really cute. I dont think my handwritting is that good. But I will still have to try this one for sure.

    November 11, 2013 at 1:08 am
  • Sweet idea for a plate and real easy, hmmmm need to ponder this one

    November 11, 2013 at 1:14 am
  • Frances

    So simply pretty!

    November 11, 2013 at 3:48 am
  • jengd

    Cute idea! I may have to consider this one for some gifts this year.

    November 11, 2013 at 4:01 am
  • Margie

    Love this idea! Links are awesome, too!

    November 11, 2013 at 2:35 pm
  • This would make a great game around the Christmas table – whoever has the decorated plate wins a prize 🙂

    November 11, 2013 at 3:21 pm
  • Brenda W

    So easy, but so effective.

    November 11, 2013 at 5:45 pm
  • That’s so brilliant! Who cares if it washes off because you can reuse it then for Easter or whatever!

    November 11, 2013 at 6:38 pm
  • the boys have designed mugs over the years…we’ve never tried a plate. There’s a first time for everything!

    November 11, 2013 at 9:12 pm
  • Cassandra duchaine

    I always have several craft projects to work on with the kiddos for Christmas. This one is going on the list

    November 13, 2013 at 2:45 am

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