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DIY Sharpie Plates

By October 2, 2015March 6th, 2020No Comments

I don’t know about you guys, but my favorite holiday is coming up: Halloween! As a kid I loved the spooky decorations, the scary stories, and of course the candy. Nowadays though, I’m a little old to be trick or treating, but that doesn’t mean I can’t have some fun and decorate! So, with the help of KPWB’s Pinterest and Ayrshire Mummy I found a fun activity that’s easy and with a few tweaks could be a classy piece of Halloween décor.


Step 1. Gather your supplies

I’ve always loved projects where you don’t need a lot to make something awesome! So for this project you’ll need:


  1. A plate (If you have one that you wouldn’t mind drawing on, I would recommend using that. If you don’t, you can get some at Dollar General.)
  2. A Sharpie (Preferably orange or black)
  3. An oven

Optional: A stencil


Step 2. Design your plate

You can do any type of design for this project, but since it’s Halloween, I decided to go with a cat. Now, if you’re like me and you lack any sort of drawing ability, I would recommend a stencil. I actually used a stencil used for jack o’lanterns that I found on for mine. As you’re doing this, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.


Step 3. Bake your plate

This one is pretty easy. Once your oven is done preheating, place your plate in the oven and leave it there for 30 minutes.


Step 4. Cool your plate and admire your work

After the timer goes off, carefully remove your plate and let it cool. Meanwhile start on the next one and soon you’ll have a set of ghoulish plates!


Final thoughts:

I’ve wanted to do this project for a long time. So, I was extremely excited when it turned out so well! While it worked and it seems like it’s on there permanently, I would strongly recommend using these purely for decoration. Want to find more fun activities? Check out KPWB’s Pinterest board for more!