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DIY Christmas Plates

I’m pretty sure I just found a new Christmas traditions that we will be doing every year so the girls can have a set of dessert plates one day created by themselves.  My daughter received some 3d Gloss Enamels in a crafting kit for her birthday and was begging to do something with them.  Since Christmas was around the corner I thought it might be fun to make a Santa Cooke Plate.  They turned out so cute and the whole family made one. Now, I think I will make a new one every year.  The girls enjoyed eating on them throughout the holiday seasons.

Supplies Needed:

  • Plate
  • 3d Gloss Enamels or a paint that is for Glass
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Toothpicks
  • Q-tips

The first thing we did was trace the plate on a piece of paper.

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We found another item that was the same size as the inner circle of our plate and traced that too. (We used a Tupperware lid.)

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This created a template for us to draw a picture on before we started using the Enamel.

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Here is what Tiffany drew for one of her plates.

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These 3D Gloss Enamels are great because you do not need a paint brush.  We also used Q-tip and toothpick to fix any errors we made. Be sure to read the direction on the bottle to find out how to use correctly!

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We placed the papers we drew on under the plates and began tracing with the Enamel. We found that if you outlined first and then filled in the picture it was easiest.  Also, do not squeeze too hard, gentle pressure is best.

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Our finished DIY Christmas Plates!  We made sure to put the year on the plates so we know when they were made!

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This was such a fun project for the whole family.  I think my girls will appreciate it later in life when I give then all the plates with their own artwork from their young years of life!


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