I have been eyeing this project for awhile now and really would like to do these with the girls to make gifts for our family. As you know, we don't celebrate holidays, but we do enjoying making and giving gifts to our family members! These can be so great because then can be personalized and specially made! So in order to keep this under a decent budget, you can grab some plates or mugs at the dollar store, plus they even have sharpies if you don't have those at home.
If you have stencils hanging around you can even use those to make design on your plates or mugs!!! You can write messages on them, you could make a whole dinnerware set and use any color sharpie or plates/mugs you want! (make sure you wash and dry you plate before writing or drawing anything on it. Once you have finished designing and making your mugs and plates, you just have to put them in the oven at 350* for 30 minutes and that's it! I'm not sure if these were to be put into the dishwasher if it would take off the design, so I would stick to hand washing these DIY plates. I mean even if it took off the sharpie from the washing it in the dishwasher, you could just draw it again or or draw something else and put it in the oven again!!
I know some of you will like this idea for gift giving! I was thinking of making personalized mugs for all the grandparents, aunts, and uncles and filling them with little things they enjoy like candies or little knick knacks!