DIY Sharpie Plates

I don’t consider myself an artist.  I never have and probably never will.  It’s probably because I think artists should be able to draw.  Not everyone will agree, but that’s just the truth I carry in my head.  I do, however, love to doodle.  Especially with black markers.  So when A Beautiful Mess shared this His + Her Sharpie Mug idea, I knew I had to try it.


*The plates I used had a glossy finish.  Try to find those with a matte finish as the surface is porous and will yield better results.

Use the tape as a drawing tool to create a pattern or design on the dish.  If necessary, use the scissors to cut the tape into the desired width before taping onto the plate.  I didn’t plan my design ahead and ended up with a sort of chevron pattern.  I liked it!

Freestyle some lines, dots, words, whatever onto the empty space.  Don’t think about it too much… Unless you’re good at that sort of thing.  If you make a mistake, fear not.  Simply scrub the ink off and try again.  It isn’t permanent – yet.

Peel off the tape (it’s so FUN) and put the dishes into a preheated 350 degree oven.  Bake for 30 minutes.

Care for these plates like they were purchased at full price from Anthropologie.  In other words, hand wash with a sponge or soft cloth – they are not dishwasher safe.

I think these would make lovely personalized gifts for the folks in your life.  Especially if you stocked them up with some gluten-free treats!

Thanks for reading,




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