I have decided to post my crazy adventures in crafting. The good, the bad & the ugly (I say my sister made those :).
Please comment & post any tips or tricks you have run into on your crafty travels as well!
I love simple & messy crafts, I tend a little toward the inexpensive side, (when I can) & I am not afraid of any medium or color....I LOVE COLORFUL THINGS! Especially those that are made from the heart & given in love!!
Thursday, March 21, 2013
I had to jump on the Sharpie / plate phase....and here is my take on it....
Are you really going to toss this in the dishwasher or eat off of it, ever?
Not me - so, in my opinion it doesn't need to be dishwasher safe.
....so....I let my son color our family portrait on a Dollar Tree plate with Sharpie brand markers, baked it at 350 for 30 minutes, let it cool & put it on a stand. BAM! cute art accomplished!
If you are going to eat off of it, make a birthday or "Great Day" plate, then you will want to try different markers & methods of washing the finished plates. *I hear that the oil/paint based Sharpies are the way to go, but have NOT tried them myself.*
**I also had C decorate small glass candy jars at Christmas for his grandparents, also from Dollar Tree, and then filled them with their favorite candies.
And he did a napkin holder in an owl motif for my office.
Our Valentine plate!
...the black is covering our name....not my son's handy work...