pinterest finds friday. sharpie markers on plates and mugs.

i wanted to start a new tradition on this ‘ole blog. weigh in monday will be starting back on, well monday. so i thought the end of the week needed something fun. i am constantly accumulating pinterest projects and recipes i want to try. “pinterest finds friday” seemed like a great way to knock some projects off my fun to do list as well as share with you all what worked and what didn’t.  follow me along on pinterest (over on the right hand side of the my blog) and share some ideas for projects you want me to try and feature.

one of the members of the book club i belong to is gearing up for her big wedding day.  we wanted to throw a surprise shower and i implemented a fun pinterest find for the “shower activity.”

the inspiration was this pinterest find:

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my idea was to buy inexpensive white plates (hello dollar store!), have each book club member bring lyrics to their favorite love song and during the party write the lyrics on the plates to give to the bride to be. here is what i learned. plain sharpie markers do not work. doesn’t matter if you bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. the ink comes right now. epic fail. what does work, OIL BASED sharpies. very big difference. oil based sharpies stay on the plates. i also have used the pebeo porcelaine 150 markers.  i would actually recommend these over the oil based sharpies.  i think they give more color options and have cleaner lines.

here is how my sample plate  turned out.

i used the lyrics from our wedding song, grow old with me by john lennon with the couples monogram in the middle.  i wish i had gotten a picture of the finished plates. our book club ladies knocked this craft out of the park with their creativity.

my craft soul mate and i also used pinterest as inspiration for decorating for the party.

photo booth backdrop. balloons strung together using needle and thread.

tissue paper pom poms throughout the house. very cheap way to add color and fun decor.

no party is complete with out a playlist. our book selection for the month was firefly lane. craft soul mate took all the songs from the book, along with various love songs (it was a wedding shower after all) for all the book club members as party favors.

and then there was food.  our book club always knows how to celebrate with food. the wedding colors were purple so we went with the purple theme.

 i am already searching to see what my next pinterest find friday project will be!

Pinterest finds Fridy is a great idea! I agree I have like weeks and months worth of projects on there - and of course I add more daily! I'll probably then pin the ones you do here haha!


I would love to see your glass frosting/etching. You promised that a loooong time ago. Pretty please. xoxo