Ease yourself back into crafting with the super simple Decorative Plate DIY! I bought these awesome tropical stickers from Jacqueline Colley way back at last years Blogtacular conference, and did that thing of putting them to one side intending on making something awesome, only to forget about them. When I rediscovered them just before Christmas, I knew that they would be perfect to create some decorative plates to cheer up my house post-Christmas decorations!
Obviously, these aren’t going to be dishwasher proof, so they are mainly for decoration. However, with good quality stickers I’m pretty sure they will stand up to light biscuit and cake use!
You will need-
-Plates, I picked mine up at Ikea.
-Stickers: I used the Amazon Stickers from Jacqueline Colley There are lots of designer makers selling their illustrations as stickers; take a look on Etsy or in your nearest handmade shop and support local makers!
-Bone folder or teaspoon.
1.Wash the plates and dry thoroughly. To plan out your design, carefully cut around the sticker shapes and place them on your plate. Things always look good in threes (and other odd numbers) but it will really depend on your sticker choice.
2.Once you happy with your design, get sticking! If your plate has a lip like mine, I recommend starting from the centre and smoothing the sticker outwards with your fingers.
3.Run a bone folder (or the back of a teaspoon) over the edges of your stickers to make sure there are totally stuck down.
4.Repeat with all your stickers. Why not try with coloured plates or even vintage patterned ones from a charity or vintage shop?
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