Friday, January 25, 2013

Sharpie plates (I finally found the time to try this!)

The ULTIMATE Sharpie dish test.  I've been seeing this project everywhere and I finally found some time to try it out.  I think it worked pretty well.  Don't use a scrubber on these! You might want to use these for things like keys or change instead of food.  A sponge and some soap will do the trick for washing without wear and tear.  *MY BEST SUGGESTION is to find the porcelain pens and use those if you're going to try this!  Why not have this project forever? Have fun! Make sure to check out the accompanying video and leave me a comment.  Big hugs everyone!
 One is for me, the others are for friends

Here's the how to video!
You'll need 
Cheap Ikea dishes
Sharpie marker
Paper towel 
 Clean your plate with alcohol
 Trace on your initial with pencil
Trace it with a Sharpie 
Draw around your edge 
Fill it in with tiny lines going in different directions 
Fill in the letter 
 Go back and fill in some random lines here and there.  This reminds me of Fruit Stripe Gum!

Bake at 350 for half and hour and let cool in the oven
Here you go!


  1. I've heard that using Krylon sealer really helps when you use Sharpie. They're still not dishwasher/scrubber safe, but they're way more durable.

  2. I find I can wash them in the dishwasher just fine. What you CANNOT do is let them soak. You can actually re-set them in the dishwasher if they've been soaked and the design hasn't rubbed off too much. Unfortunately, the folks in my house keep forgetting this and a few have gotten ruined.

  3. Hi Mark,
    My name is Elena and I am curating a collection of Sharpie projects for Looksisquare(dot)com. I don’t know if you’re familiar with Looksi but it’s a lot like CraftGawker: they display a thumbnail image from your blog along with a short description and a link back to your original project. Typically you would submit your own images (like you do on CraftGawker) but they also have curators (like myself) who do theme based round ups. I think this would be perfect for my collection which will be published this Friday. Please let me know if you *don’t* want it included so I can remove it.

  4. You really need to use the Sharpie Paint marker, not just the oil base ink but an oil based paint marker. I haven't found one yet but I know they are out there.