Monday Made It

Yay, I'm finally linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for her Monday Made It (I keep typing Made it Monday lol).

This is really fitting since yesterday was Father's Day. My dad LOVES to BBQ, well actually's like a BBQ but it also allows you to smoke the food too. You can make ANYTHING on the Traeger. I had a friend make cookies! Of course she didn't smoke it lol.

He's always using a plate to put the chicken, salmon, or whatever he's cooking on. Usually it's chicken though, since that's his thing in the BBQ competition.

I saw this fun and easy project on Pinterest I'd been wanting to try. Can I say again how easy it was? Easy!

This is the project that inspired my craft:

Courtesy Indulgy  via Karen via Pinterest

Well I had to make it less girly, so I didn't do cursive. And I didn't write a story/poem/song. But that would be fun! Instead, I used grilling/cooking terms specific for my dad.

Frame from The 3 AM Teacher

Simple materials right? I already had a sharpie. And an oven...imagine that lol :) So I just bought a cheapo $1 plate.

Then I thought about the words I wanted to write and where. I decided to just go around the border.

Then I also had a blue sharpie and used it to make those blue accent dots. Hmm maybe this is a good excuse to go buy a rainbow sharpie pack. Anyway, pop in the oven at 150 degrees for 30 minutes. I've also seen info for 30 minutes at 350. 

My final project! 

My words include chicken, chef, smoke, flame, fish, cook..

Simple project, fun, and cheap! I could see doing one for birthdays, Christmas, any potluck or gathering really. Christmas I could put Christmas song titles, gatherings I could put 'friends', 'food', 'talk'... oh the possibilities are endless. Good thing the plates are only $1 :)

I also posted this on Endless Pinabilities!


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  1. Wonderful idea!!! Love that! Not sure I could do it cuz my handwriting isn't cute but I can try or beg someone else to do! Thanks for linking up:))) Thanks too for the Rafflecopter help!!! Think I got it!!!!

    4th Grade Frolics

    1. I couldn't do the whole scripted writing, that's why I went with words.

      No problem, you did get it :)

  2. Looks great! What a neat idea!! I could have my kids do something like this for grandma:)

    Surfin' Through Second

    1. Thanks :) Lately I've seen posts of mugs with sharpie, but I have enough mugs already! Lol.

  3. This plate turned out really cute. Thanks for sharing.


  4. Super cute and you're right - so many options!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Very cool! I saw this on pinterest and was worried it wouldn't work. I can't wait to try it. Thank you for sharing!
    The Sweet Life of Third Grade ~ We're having a SWEET giveaway!

    1. I may experiment to see if a hotter temp is better but it seems to be doing pretty well!

  6. You made it look so simple. I think I might be brave enough to try it.

    Little Treasures

  7. Love this! So simple but SO cute! It's definitely going on my "to-do" list for this summer! Thanks for sharing.

    Just Tinkerin’ Around

    1. I'm just thinking I need to get more colored sharpies and then really have at it!


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