We’ve had lots of requests and downloads of the free printables to create your own decorative plates, so we thought we would keep up with tradition and give you the next edition… a Christmas Decorative Plate.
And the best part? This cute little Christmas decorative plate was created FOR UNDER $2!!
All you need for this project is your computer printer, a white plate, and some clear sticker paper. Three sheets for just pennies over $5.
I picked up the white plates from Hobby Lobby, but any plain white plate will do! For this Christmas decorative plate I used a dinner plate (about 10 inches) compared to the small side plate I normally use.
The first thing you need to do to get started is download this watercolor wreath printable I created for the Christmas decorative plate.
You can download the printable above for FREE. Just right click on the image above to save the image to your desktop, or click HERE for the JPG to open in a new window. Again, I recommend saving to your desktop first then sizing the JPG in Microsoft Word to print (or something similar so you can get the perfect size to fit your plate).
Then just print it out on your normal inkjet printer at home on the clear sticker paper (just note it will print a tad lighter on the clear paper).
Trim out the design with scissors (you can leave a bit of a border around the design to make it easier to trim out). Trust me, you don’t have to be too exact; you won’t be able to see much of the edge once it’s stuck on your plate.
Once it’s printed, just peel off the sticker backing, stick it to the plate, and smooth out any bubbles. Hint: make sure the ink fully dries before you stick it to the plate and smooth it out so you don’t smudge the ink.
Pretty cool, right? And the Christmas decorative plate can cost less than $2 each if you fit two watercolor wreaths to a sheet of clear sticker paper.
I decided to add the Christmas decorative plate to my living room bookshelves. I’m thinking next year I’ll make an entire set for our dining room tablescape, although we won’t be able to eat off the plates since they’re just stickers. I’m trying to research some ways to make these plates food-safe, but the dishwasher-safe Mod Podge still isn’t FDA approved. I’ll try to keep researching but if you have any ideas, let me know!
If you want to download designs for my other DIY decorative plates, CLICK HERE.