DIY Bow Plates

I fell in love with Vista Alegre’s Ruban Blue over two years ago and have been pining for it every since.

However, it is vintage so there is a limited number of stock in this world. And it has recently become pretty popular so more people are buying up these rare pieces.

I’ve dreamed of a set of blue bow plates but haven’t been able to get the real deal. Then, being the crafty person I am, I started brainstorming how I could come up with something similar.

That is when I did some research and came across Pebeo Porcelaine 150 paint.

This paint always you to paint on dinnerware and then bake it to set it in. Since you have to bake them, this does require oven safe plates. I’m lucky that I had some plain ones laying around from my wedding registry that just so happened to be oven safe!


  1. Paint your plates
  2. Allow at least 24 hours to dry
  3. Place in a cold oven, then preheat to 300 degrees
  4. Once the oven has preheated, leave in the oven for 30-35 minutes

Here is how I paint my bows:


Let me know if you want more info! This paint is a gem and yes I will be making mugs in the future 💙 #grandmillennial #bows #diy

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Other Tips

If you mess up, it is pretty easy to wipe away right after the mistake. If you realize your mistake after it has already dried (but before you bake it!) then you can take a razor blade and scrape it off.

I used a dry erase marker and marked where I wanted my bows after doing some measuring.

Paint and Dishware Options:

Below you can scroll through different paint options and dishware that is oven safe:

Happy Crafting!

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