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 plates 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 an  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


October 2, 2015
October 12, 2015


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    October 7, 2015

    Those are very nice!!! Good job estherrrr! 🙂

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    November 22, 2015

    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

      Hi Steph! Thank you so much 🙂
      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!

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    Jodet Paloma

    November 17, 2016

    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

      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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