Art from Sharpie Pens!

If you are like me, you learn so much on what others share via blogs and Pinterest that there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day to study it all or even begin to make it.

I do find however, that there are some things that peak my interest so much, especially when it is this simple and fun.

See, the plate? A really simple and fun project that even the kids can get in on...Here's how,

First, you will need Sharpie pens of any color and a ceramic plate, bowl, cup...anything like that. Just make sure that the ceramic is ovenproof. Then either freehand a design, or use a stencil, or do as I did and use your Silhouette cutting machine to make a design on contact paper.
After placing the template or stencil (if you are not freehanding it) on your ceramic, just color it in with the Sharpie pen. Then pull off the template. By the way, my plates just were pennies from a garage sale.

Bake on a cookie sheet for 30 minute in a 350 degree oven. Let cool.
Now your design is permanent. I hand washed these plates with soap and it didn't come off.

Imagine letting your kids draw on the ceramic, putting their name and date and age for a great piece of personalized wall art. Or make one for a baby gift with birth name, date, weight, length. Or a wedding gift with the name and date the couple got married. The possibilities are endless...


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  1. Luv it!!! A nice crisp clean look. Have to make some.
    Thanks for the inspiration Terry.
    Happy Monday.

  2. Terry
    What a fun project! I have a few white plates that could use some Sharpie Luv! I'm pinning this. I'm visiting you today from Keeping It Simple. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday and would LOVE for you to add this. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, leave a comment and Link Up, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Mother's Day Frame~ Printable

  3. Terry, thanks for the tutorial on the plates!! They are so cute and like you said would make a great gift on so many occasions. Great project. Blessings, Linda

  4. Soooo cute .. I will have to try this... thanks for sharing:)

  5. This looks amazing, I love this idea. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  6. Love this, such a great idea!! I would love for you to link up at my craft party SHOW-licious Craft Showcase. Just follow the link...http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/05/saturday-show-licious-craft-showcase-30.html


  7. I didn't know if you baked it it would become permanent. I am pinning this. What a super idea.

  8. Such a cute idea! Thanks for linking up to centerpiece Wednesday! Karim

  9. Beautiful! Just a SHARPIE?! Incredible! Love all the ideas too. Looks like I'm goin' thriftin'!!! ;)

  10. Hi Terry, What a great idea. I have used sharpies in the way many times, but have not baked it. Love this and of course the black and white it so classic. I guess it is still not food safe, but decorative only?
    So nice to meet you and visit from What We Accomplished Wednesdays.
    Have a creative day.
    Celestina Marie Design

  11. Adorable! Thanks so much for linking up to ITS PARTY TIME. Shared your post via G+. XOXO

  12. This is a great idea with so many possibilities!

  13. What a simple, but elegant project! I love your idea for wedding gifts! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!


  14. Terry these are so awesome! I am featuring your project tomorrow at ITS PARTY TIME. Thank you so much for linking up. xoxo


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