I like Christmas and the pre-Christmas time to be quite personalised. That means that as many little things as possible will be homemade, cooked and baked. I remember having Christmas plates when I was a child which had some chocolates, nuts and clementines on them.
They were, however, paper ones and had traditional Christmas scenes and motifs on them.
As I also like to have chocolates ready for whenever I might have guests, I figured that Christmas themed plates to present them on would be just the right thing.
Paper ones wouldn’t be much fun though and I believe that it’s nice to have some items that can be bought out again year after year and that might one day be fondly remembered by children… So here’s what I came up with – I hope you like it!
here's what you'll need...
- Plain white plates or bowls, any size you like
- Last year’s left over wrapping paper or new paper (the thinner ones work best)
- Découpage medium, available from art shops
- Clear varnishing spray (I chose matt to give the plates a “pottery” and homely feel)
- Scissors or small découpage scissors if you have them
- A paint brush
- Old jar lid for the découpage medium