If you're looking for easy dollar store crafts then you've hit the jackpot. I'm sharing one of my favorite dollar store crafts, DIY Sharpie plates with full instructions and some inspiration to get you started.
Every few months, my MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group does a fun craft at our monthly meeting. Last month, we needed a last minute craft since one of our other planned activities fell through. Our crafting coordinator is all kinds of amazing and pulled this one together last minute. Our group's DIY Sharpie plates came out so good that I just had to share them with you. This is probably one of my favorite dollar store crafts ever and was so easy to do for our large group.
DIY Sharpie Plates and Dinnerware
First things first. You're going to need just a few things to get started. You'll need at least 1 plate for every person in your group. We got ours from our local Dollar Tree and they were (you guessed it) $1 each. We also got oil-based Sharpie pens for each table. We chose black for the simplicity's sake, but they are also available in a rainbow of colors (and in a medium width too).
You'll also need rubbing alcohol and cotton balls and cotton swabs to have on hand in case you make a mistake. If your plate is dirty or dusty, be sure to wipe it with alcohol and let dry before you start.
Then, choose your favorite quote, Bible verse, or anything else your heart desires and start drawing.
DIY Plate Inspiration
This is a great idea to celebrate your family.
Isaiah 12:2 inspirational DIY plate.
Philippians 2:13. I loved seeing everyone's favorite verses take shape with this craft.
This is my plate and one of my favorite quotes of all time. It's on display in our home using a plate stand. If you're doing this craft as a group and have the budget, it's a great idea to hand these stands out as well.
For the cat lovers out there, I think this plate is just adorable!
When your design is finished, be sure to write on the back, "hand wash only" and if it's a gift, you can add something cute like, "Handmade with love." To set the design, place your plate in the oven on grates, then preheat to 250 degrees and bake for 30 minutes. Turn the oven off and let the plate cool down inside of the oven.
Super easy and cute, right? If you decide to make these, I'd love to see! Be sure to tag me on social media (@vivaveltoro) or upload an image to Pinterest so I can see.