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After seeing this cute idea to make a personalized plate for Santa’s cookies here and another simple tutorial on drawing on porcelain here, I decided we needed to give this a shot.

I whipped out my sharpie collection, a plain white plate my mom just happend to have lying around while we were up last weekend, and got to sketching…

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It’s super simple to do and you probably already have most of what you need at your house. I decided to start by sketching my idea on the plate first with pencil because you can simply erase it with a wet paper towel if you mess up. If you plan to use a black permanent marker on your plate, this is a great starting point. If you’re not, like us – the marker may not cover up the pencil, so tracing isn’t really an option. I found this out pretty quickly and free-handed the final design.

Once you’re happy with what you’ve come up with, bake your plate at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. This should (key word: shouldmake the permanent marker “set” so you’re able to hand-wash your piece after use without any of your design wiping off. In our case, that didn’t happen – the marker seems to wipe off pretty easily. I was a bit bummed about it, but then I thought hey! now we can come up with a new, fun design every year so Santa has something to look forward to underneath all those delicious treats 😉P1050722 P1050726Amy, xo.

 

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