Hands up: who’s not ready for Christmas yet? Not just me I hope!
If you’re still looking for an easy little present or stocking filler, here’s a very simple idea that doesn’t take long to do.
Personalised trinket dishes
You will need:
Porcelain dishes (or mugs/cups/plates)
An idea of something to doodle!
I would recommend using a proper porcelain pen and not just a marker, as it will mean your finished piece can safely be washed without your design coming off. I bought mine at hobbycraft. This one can (apparently, I’ve not tested it yet!) even be put through the dishwasher at up to 50°!
Then comes the fun part: drawing on your design!
I’ve gone for simple repeating patterns to keep it easy to decorate, but you could go as complex or personalised as you like. For example: write a word, name or phrase; draw a more complex picture; a significant date or location. Really, you’re only limited by your imagination!
It’s also good to know that until the ink is fully dry and set, you can still wash off your design and start again if you’re not happy *phew* 😉
Then just follow the instructions on your marker. I’ve got to leave mine to dry for 4 hours, bake for 30 minutes at 160° before leaving them to cool completely in the oven.
I’ve got some cups and saucers I’ve been meaning to decorate for myself for ages. Maybe once the Christmas craziness is over I’ll have a chance to do it!
Happy crafting! 🙂