A couple of months ago I got my hands on a set of dishes at Homegoods for dirt cheap. I’ve been using the dishes for various crafts ever since… it’s like the dish set that keeps giving back. What is even better is that these dishes are plain white, so they’re a blank slate for anything I can come up with to deco the hell out of them. The dish set was so cheap because it was missing two mugs (big woop). The two mugs that were left have been sitting in my spare bedroom/craft room/junk room/dump room (you get the idea).
On a recent trip to JoAnn’s I caved and bought a couple of metallic oil-based paint pens. I’ve used these pens in past projects (here) and (here). They work better than regular Sharpies because they STAY.
Flowers courtesy of Joe for Valentine's Day :) Makes me feel like Spring isn't too far away.
Make sure your dishes are clean and dry, then go to town. Once painted, place in a cold oven and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Then leave dish in the oven until oven has cooled completely. Putting the mugs in a cold oven will help prevent large temperature shifts and cracking/breaking.
When it’s this easy, I don’t know how I haven’t added a little gold to all of my dishes.
Thanks for stopping by! Let me know how your mugs turn out, I love getting pictures and link-backs - you inspire me!