A Christmas eve plate is the perfect place to leave milk and cookies for Santa. Get ready for a visit from the big guy by making this fun cookie plate with an image of your kid. This Christmas eve plate was inspired by the movie Elf. Use a cheap clear plate and some craft supplies to make this personalized cookie plate just for Santa (Don’t forget to leave some carrot sticks for the reindeer too.)
Christmas Eve Plate Tutorial
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 obsessed with snow and Santa so there has been a LOT of excitement in our house over the past few days.
We had our family photos snapped by my friend, Alpha recently. 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 Christmas Eve plate for Santa when he comes to our house. We can put cookies and milk out for him and some carrot sticks for the reindeer.
Supplies for Christmas Eve Plate
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Directions for Christmas Eve Plate
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. If you are wondering why the image looks blue on the plate it is because my printer ink was low and it decided to print
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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