Santa Cookie Plate Tutorial
Happy Monday Gnomies!
Hope you had a great weekend. We got quite the dumping of snow over the weekend which definitely helps us get into the holiday spirit. My daughter is three and this is the first year that I think that she really understands “snow” and “Santa” so there has been a LOT of excitement in our house over the past few days.
Last month we had our family photos snapped by my friend Alpha. We ended up with this little gem:
I think the expression on my daughter’s face sums up the excitement and magic of the holiday season. It reminded me of the movie Elf with Will Farrell when he sees Santa at the mall.
I decided to take the photo of Chloe and create a cookie plate for Santa when he comes to our house on Christmas Eve.
- Photo of your child printed on paper
- Clear dinner plate
- Modge Podge
- Permanent marker
- Craft Paint
Start by removing as much of the background from the photo as you can with photo editing software. This is just so that you don’t waste printer ink on something you are going to cut off and discard.
Print your picture out and figure out how you want to place it on your plate, then trim the photo to fit.
Use Modge Podge and a paintbrush to glue the picture to the back of the plate. Once fully dried you can write your message on the plate. Keep in mind that because the plate is turned over you will have to write backwards and mirror image.
Start by writing with the permanent marker and then fill in with craft paint after. It’s just like when they paint the windows at shops, you have to work backwards for the image to look correct when you flip it over.
I also added some dots of white “snow” on the plate.
Once fully dried flip your plate over and display on top of a white plate and charger to make the image pop.
Keep in mind that you can only wipe clean the surface of the plate and you cannot put it in the dishwasher or submerse it in water. Which makes this little plate perfect for setting out cookies once a year for Santa.
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