DIY Wedding Gift: Love is Patient

One of my college roommates just got married. They didn’t register anywhere!

What to get them….what to get them…

Obviously, it was time to get crafty.


porcelaine 150 paint marker


I mentioned these porcelain paint markers in one of my earlier posts and said I really wanted to use them for something.

I found this adorable heart-shaped ceramic dish from Crate & Barrel and knew I had an excuse to use that pen/paint marker.

Now, if you’re Catholic or have ever been to a Catholic wedding, you are familiar with Letter to the Corinthians – “Love is patient, love is kind, love does not boast,” etc. So that was my starting point. wedding gift diy


This is the point where I remembered that I really don’t like my handwriting all that much. Oops. Also, the rim of the dish made it difficult to write inside. But I persevered! If you make a mistake, just wait for the paint to dry and then scrape it off with an exacto knife. It’s a pain, but it works.

Keep in mind that the paint needs to dry for 24 hours before you bake the piece in the oven to heat-set. So if this is a gift for someone, allow enough to time for all the steps.

Part 2 of the present – his and hers mugs. wedding gift diy wedding gift diy


I added in some heart-shaped lemon tea cookies from Trader Joes, to eat while drinking out of the mugs, obviously!

The final pieces, after baking: wedding gift diy


I was pretty satisfied. The black didn’t fade at all during baking. I don’t know how well they’ll hold up to washing, but I don’t expect them to be getting super heavy use, either. Hopefully the bride and groom like them!