Vintage Marimekko Dishes

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Make your own set of hard-to-find, dishwasher safe vintage Marimekko dishes with mismatched dollar store dishes! This is the kestit pattern which can be very hard to find.

Step 1: Watch the Quick Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: Stuff You'll Need

Dollar Store Dishes

Americana Gloss Enamels

DecoArt Glass Marker


Fine hair paintbrush

Rubbing Alcohol

Step 3: Here's How

1. Clean your dishes with rubbing alcohol

2. & 3. Use a pencil to draw your design *The originals are above to use as reference

4. Fill in the petals with yellow

5. Fill in the center with black

6. Draw around the 2nd circle with the glass marker

7. & 8. Draw dots around the 2nd circle and around the base of the petals

9. Draw lines connecting the row of dots at the base of the petals and the 2nd row of dots

10. Draw lines around the petals

11. On the mug, draw leaves with veins on the sides of the flowers

12. Follow the instructions for curing and baking on the Gloss Enamels packaging



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    5 Discussions


    2 years ago

    I love this :)

    Mark MontanoLowie1951

    Reply 3 years ago

    I just tried it and it worked......However, you might try this link instead:


    3 years ago

    video watched and liked :)
    i'm kinda amazed how the pattern itself is easy to replicate/customize. very simple to do BUT, a sure hand is needed to paint with this pen.
    question : does this enamel resists to dishwasher? (i saw in another of your note that there's a special dishwasher coat for decoupage, it is required also for paint?)

    1 reply
    Mark MontanoRiffifi

    Reply 3 years ago

    If you follow the instructions for curing and baking they are dishwasher safe. That said, I almost always hand wash my hand painted dishes just to keep them in great shape.