decoration, DIY

Love on a plate.

January 30, 2014

January and February are the best love months for me and my boyfriend. Mid of January our anniversary and then mid February Valentine’s Day. But that’s what you need with the weather outside all cold and grey and freezing and muddy. We invited each other to great restaurants and had some drinks. Mmmmmh. Love-holidays could be every month. (If I think about it March is my birthday, so I think that’s also a great month, any suggestions for April?!). I drift off. Anyway. I’m such a great girlfriend that my boyfriend also gets something from me for Valentine. (Yeah, I know. Best. Girlfriend. Ever. But I do expect chocolate in exchange.)

Love-plate-DIY-Edding-done

So I made this cute plate with a love confession.

Love-plate-supplies

All you need is:
– a plate
– red chalk
– red & black permanent marker
– some water
– an oven

Love-plate-drafting

For this hand painted plate draw an outline of what you want on the plate with the chalk. (I used a quote from Paolo Nutini.) I dipped it lightly into the water and quickly wrote a letter and repeated that. It’s like writing with ink.

me-writing-on-love-plate-DIY

Then write the text and draw the shapes with the permanent marker. You can just write over the chalk. Don’t wipe it off yet or you will wipe off the marker as well.

Love-plate-edding-writing-on-china

Put it in the oven and bake at 180 ° C for 30 mins. (You don’t need to preheat it.)

Love-plate-porcellain-DIY

Let it cool and voilá! A love-themed customized plate!

See how I cleverly incorporated my last recipe into this post?! It just fits so perfectly with the little heart surprise…

Now. Carry on!

You Might Also Like

13 Comments

  • Reply Anjana @ At The Corner Of Happy & Harried January 31, 2014 at 1:13 am

    So cute. I have been seeing marker decorated plates and cups in Pinterest? Do you know if they withstand repeated washes?

  • Reply Top 14 DIY Valentine's Day Crafts To Try This Year February 7, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    […] You can also personalize plates as well. Write or draw things on the plates using permanent marker and then put them in the oven to make them food-safe as well as microwave and dishwasher-safe.{found on site}. […]

  • Reply Top 14 DIY Valentine’s Day Crafts To Try This Year | Steal Mag February 7, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    […] You can also personalize plates as well. Write or draw things on the plates using permanent marker and then put them in the oven to make them food-safe as well as microwave and dishwasher-safe.{found on site}. […]

  • Reply 14 DIY Valentine’s Day Crafts February 8, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    […] {found on site}. […]

  • Reply The loved heart shines. | Look what I made! February 11, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    […] that I made for Valentine something to eat (or more), a plate to eat it from and also some wall decor, all that is left to make the Valentine’s Day dinner […]

  • Reply More space for cake. | Look what I made! April 1, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    […] made the plate the same way as this Valentine’s day present for my boyfriend and what a surprise it was! The text is german and means “more space for […]

  • Reply DIY Valentine's Day Ideas. | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...LOOK WHAT I MADE … January 29, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    […] 1 | Valentine’s Day heart plaque […]

  • Reply Top 14 DIY Valentine’s Day Crafts To Try This Year - DIY Crafts Home May 23, 2015 at 8:17 am

    […] You can also personalize plates as well. Write or draw things on the plates using permanent marker and then put them in the oven to make them food-safe as well as microwave and dishwasher-safe.{found on site}. […]

  • Reply 12 DIYs to try for a crafty Valentine's Day. | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...LOOK WHAT I MADE … February 7, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    […] some love in it and plate it nicely – that’s the secret to the best meals. With this DIY customized love plate, there’s no doubt that you know the secret ingredient – […]

  • Reply Color etched storage jars DIY | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...LOOK WHAT I MADE … September 8, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    […] paint would do the trick. It doesn’t. I tried. But this gave me an idea: I made this personalized plates and these cups with permanent marker. That’s worth a try, I thought and oh my, it […]

  • Reply 14 Valentine DIYs to make this week | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...LOOK WHAT I MADE … February 6, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    […] | A love plate that goes perfectly with the cup or on its […]

  • Make my day. Post a comment.