Homemade Christmas presents! 😀 I kept seeing awesome tutorials on Pinterest for making mugs or plates using Sharpie pens and baking them in the oven.
I finally gave it a shot!
I got all the supplies at The Dollar Tree….plates and some permanent markers.
Then I let the Wingman have at it. He was much more fascinated with taking the cap on and off the markers, but every now and then he would give the plate a swipe with the marker.
After he decorated them all, I put it in the cold oven, then turned it to 450. Once the oven was completely heated, I set the timer for 45 minutes. It only lasted about 30 minutes I think, though, because there was a horrible smell (I’m wondering if it was the stickers that I had forgotten to take off the bottom of the plate?? 😦 ). I then turned off the oven and let the plates remain inside until completely cool.
The colors definitely faded a lot in the process. I don’t know if it’s because I used cheap markers or if that is typical.
One of the finished products
All in all it was fun and pretty simple! I would definitely try this again with some other awesome designs. Pinterest has some great design ideas!