After a holiday season of buying gifts, eating copious amounts of food, and a few too many nights out, I've been in the mood to stop consuming and do more creating. Today's post is a super easy project that only takes about 45 minutes and transforms basic white plates (the ones you probably already have lying around) into unique trays for jewelry, keys, etc. I'm even thinking about making a few more as gifts for Valentine's Day...
- Metallic Sharpies
- White dishes (for this post I used these plates and this sauce dish from Target
- Optional: Nail Polish Remover (works as an eraser on the Sharpie!)
STEP 1: First things first, you'll want to clean your dishes and preheat the oven to 350 degrees (the plates I used had a little dust and film left on them from their packaging).
STEP 2: Choose your design and use your Sharpies to draw right onto the dish. I prefer designs where imperfections aren't as easy to see. I found the dots and wood-grain patterns were much more forgiving than the "eye" design I created. Nail polish remover was essential to clean up some of the shakier lines - I'd keep it, Q-Tips, and cotton balls next to you while you're working!
STEP 3: Once you're happy with your design, pop your dish into the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. When you take the dishes out (and let them cool for at least 15 minutes) the design will be permanently set and ready to go.