Giving Plate With Poem




My daughter made a  giving plate for our friend who lost her husband. I can't do freehand printing (I can't even write in a straight line), but  a hand painted ceramic plate makes a great gift if you print well.  The good thing about this dish is you don't have to worry about getting  it back.  It will be fun to see the journey it takes.   Add brownies or cookies to take to a family...the surprise is when the treats are gone, they will see the poem. Not only is it good for bereavement, it can also be used for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and more. Here are the words for the plate:

This plate shall have no owner for its journey never ends, It travels in a circle of our family and friends. It carries love from home to home for everyone to share, The food that’s placed upon it was made with love and care. So please enjoy what’s on the plate, Then fill it up again, Then pass along the love it holds to your family and friends.

Painting on Ceramics is easy using a  sharpie pen.  The fine tip sharpie works best. Bake the plate in a 350 oven for 30 minutes.

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April Gasperino said...

Did she glaze the plate or anything to make the writing stay? or is it just sharpie? I love this idea!

Gifts That Say Wow said...

April, she baked the plate in the oven for about 20 minutes. She did use a sharpie.

Jessica Hart said...

Lovely idea for the holidays :)
Jessica
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Anonymous said...

Love this idea! You said she baked it for about 20 minutes... at what temp?

Melane Magdalena said...

This is the best idea ever :) So cute!

xo Mel
Selfhelp | Inspiration | Positivity

Stacy said...

I love this idea, however at what temperature do you set the oven for 20 minutes and also can any permanent marker work or does it have to be a sharpie? Thank you

Patricia @Gifts That Say Wow said...

Stacy, you put the plate in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. The sharpie works best. The thicker the marker, the thicker the print.

Hang20 said...

I saw this on Pinterest and tried it for Christmas. The writing came off almost immediately. I used a Sharpie Paint Pen the first time and the second time I tried to cover the writing with a clear shellac. both times it came off. Any suggestions?

Patricia @Gifts That Say Wow said...

Hang20, I'm sorry your writing came off. My daughter bakes the place at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and has not had a problem. I saw somewhere that a lady baked it a 450 degrees and let it cool in the oven. Hopefully one of these processes
will work for you.

Anonymous said...

There are special pens you can buy to make something like this. Unfortunately, I cannot remember the name of them but I purchased them at Michael's. They came in a variety of colors. I put names on plates. Family names on bowls for popcorn. Names on mugs. Etc.
They lasted for years. You have to buy ovenproof, microwave safe and dishwasher safe items to paint on. I found them at $1 store and bought all white items. I am not artistic at all but did do some 'dots' for additional decoration.
I love this giving plate idea too.

Gifts That Say Wow said...

Thank you for your comment...I think the pens you are referring to are called porcelain pens. They cost a little more than the permanent markers so we stick with the less expensive ones. We tried color pens too but they made the design look washed out. Dots are my friend too...

Audrey said...

Thank you for posting this and everyone that took the time to comment with tips. I will try to find the porcelain pens next time I am at the craft store.

Gifts That Say Wow said...

Thank you Audrey. Come back and post a picture when you finish your project. I Would love to see it.

Anonymous said...

I used glass oven ware plates.... the poem words would disappear in different area of the plate.... could it be I used the wrong kind of plate?

Gifts That Say Wow said...

If you used a clear glass plate, I don't think that would work. The plates we used were inexpensive white plates.

Moira said...

Thats a good idea but will not be totally food safe although great for a decorative piece.

Anonymous said...

I loved this idea when I read it, but I do not like my penmanship & cannot write in a straight line! So I decided to use my computer instead. I played around with the font & printed it on my inkjet printer. I then used mod podge to adhere the poem to the back of a clear plate that I found at WalMart. I applied at least 2 coats of the mod podge. Then, I took some scrapbooking paper and mod podged that to the back side of the plate. It's a little tricky to make sure you get the wrinkles out of the paper! I applied several coats of the mod podge to the back side of the plate. I also decided to try painting a plate after applying the poem to the back of the plate. To keep the paint from chipping etc. I applied a couple more coats of mod podge to the plate. All of my work was on the back of the plate. I gave one as a gift at a dinner party & the hostess loved it so much, she wanted two more to use as gifts. Hopefully I can improve on the neatness & getting wrinkles out of the paper on the back side of the plate. I also used a sharpie permanent marker & wrote "Not for microwave Use" & "Hand Washing Recommended".

Gifts That Say Wow said...

I can't draw a straight line so this sounds like a great idea to me. Would love to see a picture and share it with other readers.

Janaye Kemp said...

What kind of plate did you use and where do you find them??

patriciahayes said...

Janaye, we got the plates from the dollar store. They are white ceramic plates.

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