Friday, January 8, 2010

Make Your Own Celebration Plate!

We made Celebration Plates at MOPS. They were so easy and inexpensive. All you need are Sharpies and a porcelain plate. You can also use mugs, bowls, platters. Draw your design with the markers. Use rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball/Q-tip to erase mistakes. Preheat the oven for 325 degrees and then bake the plate for 20 minutes. Voila! One-of-a-kind piece of art made by you!

Yes I got very carried away and wrote Eph 1:14-19 all around the bottom of the plate. Because I could, so why not? My daughter drew a self-portrait among other things too. That would be a nice design: let the kids draw or trace their hands and write their names. A military mom was going to make a plate for every tour of duty. Another made a monogram theme. The speaker even made a pretty dragonfly design with a stencil. The plates came from the Pottery in Foley for about $1.50 each. I think Dollar Tree also has plain porcelain plates as well.

Let me know if you try this project!


  1. Dropped in via company girls===Just had to say how much I LOVE this idea!!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love it too and am thinking about making it an activity at our mops. Can you please answer a few ?'s for me? Do you think it would show up if I did it on a lighter yellow colored plate? Also, did they say they are food safe like you can serve cake or whatever on them..have you used it yet. Thanks again, and yours looks awesome!! Did you use stencils or freehand looks great.


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