A while ago, I spotted a cute dotted plate on pinterest.
Back in 2005, when I started college, I bought 4 simple dessert plates at IKEA. They’re from the 365+ line, but have since changed a little. They look like this now…
but when I bought them they looked more like this one, from the DINERA series, but white instead of beige.
Since I can’t get any matching ones anymore, and since I had this porcelain pen that I bought for a Christmas present last year, I thought I’d turn my simple white plates into fun dotted plates. And it couldn’t have been easier!
So, all I did was randomly draw dots on my plates, then baked them according to the directions on the pen. In my case this meant 90 minutes in the oven at 160°C.
So here’s my new dotted plates! I made two with random dots…
and two with more dots on the center.
It says on the pen that it’s dishwasher safe, which I probably wouldn’t trust. I don’t have a dishwasher and have handwashed them carefully, and I can see a few tiny scratches. But even if something rubs off completely I can still fix it by just drawing right over it and baking the plate again.
This was really easy, and I love the results, so I’m thinking about drawing dots or even colorful triangles on some simple white bowls that I have. And I’ll definitely keep this in mind as a great gift idea!