Brooke is back this week with, by far, one of my favorite projects she’s completed to date on the blog. While it’s inexpensive to make, you’d never know because this DIY Sharpie Dessert Plate looks like something you’d purchase at a boutique children’s store.
The design she chose was just perfect. The hot air balloon was specifically drawn to designate a place for my homemade Oatmeal Cream Pie (recipe coming soon!). Likewise, any round dessert would fit perfectly in this space, creating a whimsical experience for both children and adults. Learn how to make this dessert plate by following her instructions below. If you do make one, please come back and share your creations with us. Have fun!
DIY Sharpie Dessert Plate
White ceramic plate (I chose a salad plate)
New Sharpie (so the tip is pointed)
Choose a simple, white, inexpensive ceramic plate.
Remove all stickers.
Wash with soap and water; let dry (this will help Sharpie adhere to plate).
Using a pencil, lightly sketch a design onto the plate (I like to sketch my idea on paper first).
Once your design is penciled on, use your Sharpie to trace over it (make sure not to touch the lines as you work, smears are no good).
Keep a damp paper towel nearby in case you make a mistake or want to change the design a little as you work (you can wipe away the pencil marks too).
Now that all the lines are traced, take one last look at the design in case you need to add anything.
Place the plate on a cookie sheet in a cool oven.
Turn the oven on to 425 degrees F, and set the timer to 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, turn off the oven and let the plate cool completely before removing.
Voila! Your beautiful dessert plate is ready to be used. I would recommend hand washing the plate with mild soap and a soft cloth to help preserve your design. Have fun creating an entire dessert plate set for yourself or friends.