Creating Moose Plates with Sharpie Markers

In late November and early December we had a chance to relax at the cabin It’s such a relaxing place to be and part of the charm of the cabin is eating off plates that have bears on them and drinking coffee from mugs proudly featuring moose silhouettes. After searching high and low for a few years, we finally found several pieces for sale. We were totally disappointed when each plate was selling for over $20. $20 a plate doesn’t seem like a lot but I wanted to use the plates for my Lumberjack party, which meant I needed quite a few of them.


I didn’t want to give up on the idea completely so I searched Pinterest for possible ideas and found out you could design your own plates with Sharpie permanent markers!

Say what, Sharpies? I LOVE Sharpies! I can totally do this, I thought. I found a moose silhouette online, printed it out on cardstock from my home computer


and cut it out with scissors.


Using a plain white plate I found at The Dollar Store that I washed and dried, I traced the around the silhouette with the Sharpie marker.


I continued to use the Sharpie marker to fill in the image completely.


Once the image was dry, I placed the plate directly onto the rack of a preheated oven at 425 degrees. After 33 minutes in the oven I took the plates out of the oven and allowed them to cool completely.


I created a black set for the Lumberjack party that will be featured on Friday and they were a big hit. I plan to use this brown set for fireside meals during the winter. It will be like having a little piece of the cabin on the island! I haven’t tried the dishes in the dishwasher yet but I’ll keep you posted when I do.

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I love them so much I’m seriously planning to make goat plates for the spring! Have you guys tried to make your own plates with Sharpie markers yet?

Many blessings,


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  1. Oh my gosh…this is an AMAZING idea! Your plates are super cute and creative – I can see why your guests loved them. I can’t wait to see more of your ideas!

    1. Thank you Vicki! We had a great time extending the holiday season. I highly recommend it!

  2. Doesn’t this just open up a world of possibilities!!! Love your moose plate! Great project!

    1. Angie, you’re totally right! I can’t wait to make goat plates next 🙂

  3. Liz Bonin says:

    Cute plates CoCo! Job well done!

    1. It was easier than I thought it would be Renee and so much fun!

  4. Coco, I cannot believe you made those FABULOUS Moose Plates. I LOVE them. I’m sharing them today on my fb page too. Fabulous project!! XO Lisa

    1. You’re so sweet to share these Lisa, thanks so much!

  5. So cute! Maybe this year instead of decorating the traditional Easter eggs, maybe my kiddos can Sharpie an Easter egg onto their own plate to use year after year. Yay! Thanks for the great idea.

    1. The possibilities are endless Nancy!

    1. Tell me about it Bobbi! Just thinking of all of the cool colors that Sharpie makes and the silhouette options alone are enough to make me want to get my markers out for every season 🙂

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