I’ve been on the look out for some fun plates at a reasonable price ever since I saw Celia’s Fig Jam and Lime Coridal post about neighbour ware. Celia is very generous with her baked goodies and shares them around with her very lucky neighbours.
What is neighbour ware? It’s the name given to fancy plates you loan to your neighbours so they can easily identify them as yours and return them for more goodies.
It seemed like a great idea to me and much nicer than giving people cakes and biscuits on paper plates or in tupperware. Sadly my hunt for the perfect plates was not revealing anything that took my fancy. Then, one night pinning I learned that with a few things you probably have lying around at home, you can make your own personalised plates, or any other type of crockery.
All you need is the plate/bow/mug/platter you want to customise and some permanent markers. Another handy thing to have around is a whiteboard marker. I didn’t know I needed one until I dropped the orange pen and drew a big line down the middle of the plate.
Not to worry if you make a mistake like that though. Just scribble over it and wipe it with a tissue or cloth and it will come right off.
I have no idea where my inspiration came from for this design. I do think that I can be creative but drawing is most definitely not my strong point. I can draw stick people (both men and women though!) and that’s about it.
Once you’re happy with your design, pre-heat the oven to 150C fan-forced and bake your creation for 30 minutes.
Leave it to cool on a rack, then wash it up with some soap and water and serve up your latest creation. Enjoy!
What about you? What sort of plates do you use at your house?
- China crockery
- Permanent markers
- A whiteboard marker (for mistakes)
- Pre-heat the oven to 150C fan-forced.
- Make sure the plate is nice and clean and then draw your design.
- Place the finished plate in the oven and ‘bake’ for 30 minutes.
- Let it cool on a rack and then hand wash.