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Fall: Thanksgiving DIY Plates

lates, plates, plates oh my. This is by no means is an original DIY, however, it’s an easy one to impress your guests with at your Canadian thanksgiving gathering this weekend!
This DIY would be quite fitting for those delicious pumpkin or apple pie slices and better yet you could even personalize plates for each guest to take home.

The Inspiration:



1. Thanksgiving Serving Bowl – Indigo

2. Thankful Salad Plate – Crate & Barrel

3. Gather Salad Plate – Indigo







What you’ll need:

– Plates (I used small salad platesย from Ikea)
– Sharpies (oil-based) – I used gold but you can use any colour
– Windex or glass cleaner to clean your plate surface
– Stencils for patterns or lettering if you don’t feel too comfortable with your handwriting

How to:

1. Clean the plate’s surface with Windex and paper towel
2. Draw your design or pattern in pencil
3. Go over your design with anย  Oil-based Sharpie and let dry overnight
4. Preheat the oven to 450F and bake for about 30 minutes
5. Leave to cool in oven for 30 minutes and voila!

Here’s what I made


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  • Reply
    October 7, 2015 at 11:14 AM

    Those are very nice!!! Good job estherrrr! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    November 22, 2015 at 10:59 PM

    Saw these on your Instagram and fell in love!! Are these purely decorative or can they sustain actual use, washing etc.?

    • Reply
      Esther Lee
      November 23, 2015 at 6:56 PM

      Hi Steph! Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yes mine have stayed pretty good with wash but if you want you could also had some glaze but it’ll give a sheen look to your plates!

  • Reply
    Jodet Paloma
    November 17, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    Love this! May I ask what gold oil free based sharpie you used to make these? If you have the brand that would be great.

    Thank you,
    Jodet Paloma

    • Reply
      Esther Lee
      November 17, 2016 at 10:58 PM

      Hi Jodet!
      Thank you, they are super simple!
      I used the Sharpie brand in gold – just make sure you used the oil-based version! I also got mine at Michael’s and they have whole selection of colours to choose from!

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