Pi{e} Week Begins!

It’s almost my favorite day of the year…Pi{e} Day, March 14, 3.14…the day I revel in being a math geek AND pie lover!  In preparation for the big day, I made these cute plates and pie pan that I saw in a catalog at Christmas.  I think it was Uncommon Goods, but I’m not sure. Anyway, my knockoff version is a whole heck of a lot more affordable, and it took about 5 minutes to make (minus the drying and baking time, of course).

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All you’ll need is a ceramic pie pan (happily, I won this one at Bunko last month, and it’s perfect…red on the outside, white on the inside!) and as many small white dessert plates as you’d like.  These are from the dollar store. You’ll also need a Porcelaine paint pen from the ceramics section of the craft store. I happened to have a black one on hand, so used it.

With the Porcelaine pens, you just write whatever you’d like, and, if you make a mistake, you can remove it with rubbing alcohol. Not that I did that. Several times. You can also use a Sharpie, but I’m not sure how permanent that will be.  You let the Porcelaine dry for 24 hours, then bake it at 150 degrees for 30 minutes.  I’ve used it on several projects and it seems to be quite permanent.  I’ve not run the platters and such through the dishwasher, but have hand-washed them frequently.

But, if you don’t care about keeping this forever or don’t want to go to the craft store for a paint pen (because you know you’ll think of a bunch of other projects while you’re there and spend a small fortune. Wait…is that just me?), by all means use your favorite color Sharpie.

The hooligans and the hubs are entertained by these, and who knows…maybe they’re learning something and don’t even realize it! Or maybe they just like pie, too.

On the subject of pie, I’m going to be posting a pie recipe each day this week in anticipation of 3/14, so I hope you’ll stop back and check them out!

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