I’m a sucker for any piece of flatware, glassware, or dinnerware that makes for a pretty styled tabletop, or just steps up your everyday kale salad. Sometimes you want to add your own touch though. Maybe for a birthday or to brighten your neighbor’s day with a plate of cookies that ends with a surprise note. These customized plates will look great stacked on wood and dark linens, and will most likely make the rest of your table décor a simple task. So pick your favorite fonts and what you want on each plate and follow along to make your own. – Lauren
- Glass plates (I purchase mine at the dollar store for projects like this)
- Printer paper
- Chalk Marker
- White acrylic paint pen
Step 1. You can either letter your words/phrases yourself, or create them digitally and print them from your home computer. This is a great way to incorporate your favorite fonts into some entertaining décor without needing any lettering skills! I also created a printable of my phrases for you to try first! Download them here.
Step 2. Cut and tape to the bottoms of your plates so they are centered, or where you’d like the final lettering to be.
Step 3. Trace, on the front of the plate, over your lettering with the chalk marker.
Step 4. Remove the guide on the back and turn the plates over. Trace, on the back now, with your white acrylic paint pen, to finish of the design. Wash the front of the plate and you’re done! If you’re looking for extra protection for your lettering, you can tape off the front of the plate and spray the back with a few coats of polyurethane (available at your hardware store). If it’s just for a party or decor, the acrylic will hold up on it’s own though.
Round up your chargers and linens to contrast the bright white marker, and set your table. I love the idea of adding quotes, names for place cards, or even the menu for the night. What would you use them to display at your dinner party?
And if you missed it, download the printable of the words I used above if you need some inspiration for making your own!
Printable artwork © Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete and created exclusively for Oh So Beautiful Paper. All artwork is created for personal use only and may not be altered, reproduced, or sold in any way without prior written consent.