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Monday, December 7, 2009

Pretty Holiday Plates

Over the weekend I finally took on a project that I have seen in numerous places recently.  It's super easy to do and a lot of fun.  Brennan helped with the first one I completed then got bored with how easy it was!

Take any size plate, mug, bowl, etc that can be used in the oven.  I found this one which is a small platter at Wal-Mart for $2.47 - their "Canopy" collection.  It says on the plate "oven to table".

Get good acrylic or ceramic paints that are non-toxic.  I choose these at Hobby Lobby.  They were a little expensive but should last a long time.  I understand you can use colored Sharpies but there seems to be some debate about their being non-toxic.

Paint your plate.  I followed this design I've seen in numerous places in the blog world because I am in no way creative in my own right.  I added the saying.  Then, cook your plate at 350 for 20 minutes.

Let cool completely.  I tried scraping off the paint with my fingernail and smearing it, but once the plate was cool, I couldn't mess it up (which I was happy about!)  I understand that you can wash these in the dishwasher, but I'd recommend doing them by hand - just in case.

I think they're really cute and there are endless possibilities!!  Now who to give this one to for Christmas?


Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

Oh I LOVE , LOVE, LOVE this. Did you just free hand your picture?

Great job.


GiBee said...

Very nice! It's cool to see my Homemade with Love ideas are being used by other people! You did a great job reproducing my manger!

Way to go!!!

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

Hi Bonnie - Thanks for checking out and following my blog! I just love this plate idea. How cute is that! They would be great gifts as well. If I can fit it in, I will be trying these with my little boy once the kids are out of school. Thanks so much for the idea!

jenjen said...

That plate is so cute! I love that idea! And it would be so fun to have each of the kids make their own. How awesome! Love it!

Thanks for linking up!