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06 February, 2014

DIY Sharpie Plate and the Perfect Little Valentine Gift

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY Valentine Sharpie Plate I’ve got a little project for you today that would make a fun and inexpensive Valentine gift…my DIY Sharpie plate and mug!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY Valentine Sharpie Plate and Mug Just load the plate up with homemade cookies or fill the mug with Valentine-y goodies and there you have it…the perfect little gift!

Baby Kitty Baby Kitty says he would like some fancy cat food instead…but other than that, he approves!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Creating a Cozy Home...DIY Sharpie Mugs Snowman You might remember that I recently shared my DIY Sharpie mugs as a part of my cozy home tour…and you will follow much the same process for making my Valentine versions!

Here’s what you will need:
  • Plain white mugs and/or plates (Mine were Better Homes brand from Walmart. It seems that the cheaper ones do better.)
  • Sharpie fine point oil-based markers (I got mine at Michaels. You will want to use a coupon since they are more expensive than regular Sharpies.) From what I have read, oil-based markers create a longer-lasting result.
  • Alcohol swabs ( I used them to erase my mistakes, so I used lots of them!)
And here’s what you will do:
  • Clean the plate with an alcohol swab.
  • Using the oil-based Sharpie marker, add your artwork or text. Good news! If you make a boo boo, you can use an alcohol swab to “erase” it and start over! Just be sure to wring it out first so that it doesn’t drip and ruin your hard work!
  • Let them dry for 24 hours.
  • Place the mugs in a cold oven and heat to 425 degrees. Once the correct temperature is reached, bake for 30 minutes. Do not touch the hot mugs!
  • Allow them to stay in the oven until completely cool! They will now be safe to wash by hand. (I personally would not wash them in the dishwasher.)

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY Valentine Sharpie Mug Now your plate or mug is ready to give away…if you can part with it! I decided to add homemade cookies to mine. I especially loved the little over-the-mug heart-shaped cookie cutter that I found at World Market! Wouldn’t a little bundle of these tucked inside this mug make a great little gift?

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Favorite Sugar Cookies And just in case you are looking for a great cookie recipe…I have one for you! And it has been in my family for over 30 years!

Click here for a printable version of the recipe.
from Confessions of a Plate Addict
  • 3/4 cup butter flavored Crisco
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Cream Crisco and sugar.
Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
Gradually stir in flour, baking powder and salt.
Cover and chill at least one hour…preferably overnight.
Roll chilled dough 1/8 inch thick on floured wax paper.
Cut with cookie cutters and place on ungreased cookie sheet. (I use parchment paper.) Sprinkle with colored sugar if desired.
Bake at 350 degrees for 6 to 10 minutes. Allow to cool and remove.
Makes 3 dozen cookies.
from Confessions of a Plate Addict
Click here for a printable version of the recipe.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY Valentine Sharpie Plate and MugAnd here it is…my easy and inexpensive Valentine gift! It’s a perfect pair…a handmade Sharpie plate or mug and homemade sugar cookies!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing my Valentine Sharpie plate! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays, French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday
See you next time! À la prochaine!

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  1. I love these, Deb. Great for any age.

  2. Such a cute idea, Debbie! I wish my handwriting was as cute as yours!

  3. I just love your blog Deb! you never disappoint! I just featured an oil based pen project, but would love if you linked up a favorite post of yours tonight at Friday Favorites at

  4. Brilliant! Those turned out so professional looking! I'm impressed. lurie

  5. Adorable! One also needs legible handwriting and I'm not sure mine measures up. Thanks for sharing these adorable Valentine's Day crafts with us.

    1. That's not my real handwriting! I just printed out what I wanted to say in a handwriting font that I like and used it as a model! lol

  6. I {really} LOVE this! I'm hosting a Sharpie crafts link party on my blog this week, and I'd love it if you wanted to link up! Favorites will be featured in a compilation post next week, & we're giving away a $50 Target GC and Sharpie prize pack!


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie