If you follow along with my posts then you might remember that a few weeks ago my friend Micha set me on a bit of a spring cleaning spree. It’s crazy, right? One moment you are on top of it all, suddenly you look around and everything is backed up whether it be projects, regular household activities or a lot of the ‘what-evers’ that go along with life…
As I started my big dig out, I came across an Easter plate project that I actually started seven or more years ago?!?!?! I had made two plates and had everything at my finger tips to finish it up, but there it sat on a shelf. I decided now was the time, pulled it out and went to town. In the end, this project that sat there waiting for ‘just the right time’ for seven years only took three of us about an 1 1/2 hours (well at least the bulk of it) to finish up as we assembly lined them. My initial intent, because I fell in love with the fabric design, was to have a set of six dessert plates. Thankfully I still like the fabric and the dessert plate mission has been officially accomplished, otherwise I would not be sharing this post (LOL). Unfortunately, I now have twelve people who will be around the table for Easter so I’m not certain what I’m going to do with them now…I guess we will be using them all week long .
3. Place the fabric, design side down, on the plate and smooth out the fabric and press down around the entire surface. You will definitely have to wash your hands!
4. Place the plate onto something that is tall, but sturdy…like a coffee can and let the plate fully dry.
7. After the backs of the plates are fully dry, use a very fine sand paper or steel wool to run over the back and smooth it out.
And, here they are….my fantastic Easter Plates! I am so happy that I finished this project, that I can’t quite understand why I didn’t make the time to finish it sooner. At least it no longer taunts me from the shelves where it once sat and there’s one more project complete in my spring dig out!
P.S. I learned how to make these from my friend Jen who gifted one to me with snowflake fabric; the plate was also filled with cookies – YUM! It’s still a very treasured plate!
P.S.S. – if you ever decided to make & gift these, note that they can only be hand washed (i.e. preferably only the top)! Sorry…no dishwasher on this one!