DIY Geometric Dishes

Today I want to share a really fun and affordable project.  I gave some plain, white dollar store dishes a geometric makeover, courtesy of ceramic markers.   Ceramic-Marker3

I had heard about ceramic markers, and wanted to see if they actually worked.  My verdict is yes, they work; however, full disclaimer, I have only hand washed the plate and mug, so I’m not sure how they will do in the dishwasher.

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I started by enlisting Joey to sketch a design on the plate and mug, using a charcoal pencil.

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I traced the outline with the ceramic marker and then let it dry overnight. In the morning, I heated the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and placed the mug and plate in the hot oven for about 30 minutes.  Apparently the heat treatment will keep the marker from washing away.

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I am really pleased with the end result, and am thinking of buying more dishes from the dollar store to decorate; but first I want to see how this pair lasts.  If it survives the dishwasher, then I think I’m in the clear.  Even if it doesn’t last, it was a fun project.

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