If you read yesterday’s post, then you know Audrey and I went crazy with the Christmas crafts this past weekend. My house is decorated but not like my friend. Her house looks like what you’d see in a magazine. It’s amazing.
I thought it would be fun for Audrey to have a plate she made for Santa to hold his yummy treats. I had one when I was a tiny monster myself. It was so special I thought because Santa knew they were from me, the plate said so. We wanted to make sure Santa came back every year and what’s the fastest way to a man’s heart? Right! Through his stomach!
To start off, you will need a couple of supplies:
Paint Brushes (craft store)
Acrylic Paints (craft store) or
Permanent Markers (any store)
Ceramic Plates (Dollar store)
Blue Painter’s Tape Multi Surface (Walmart)
With her being so little still and not being able to write her name, I decided Mama would help her. I got my fine point brush and started off writing. I did all of the red first and let it dry for a few minutes before I added the green designs. When I was done, I set it in a cold oven and turned it on to 350 degrees. After I saw it had heated up, I set the timer for 30 minutes. Once the timer was off, I turned off the oven and cracked the door to let it cool down fully. After it was cool to the touch, I got my painter’s tape and taped off what I had done.
Then I got out Audrey’s paint brushes and the paint and let me go crazy. She had so much fun painting the plate. When she decided she was done, I took the paint off and repeated the process of baking it in the oven. I bake it to set it faster. You can let it sit to dry but it will take 21 days it says.
If you don’t have acrylic paint or don’t want to buy it, you can do the same thing with permanent markers. I used to use them but never got the same effect as I do with the paints. My favorite part, this is all washable. I put Audrey in paint clothes of course and watch her so she doesn’t eat it or paint herself. Also, this stuff can be washed in a dishwasher, top rack.
I have decorated so much glassware with this for Fab Flares by Audrey’s Mom
. It is very easy to use and looks great. Ended up being a cheap and fun project for her and I to do together that we will use for many Christmas’ to come.