I hate buying party plates for every event. You always have extra and I have a box of 3 of one color, 4 of another, and so on. I decided I wanted to go with something a bit nicer, and more fun, not to mention unique! I bought extra white plate at DI and decided to use them for every party. But how to make them unique and and coordinating to each party?
Stamps! Yup, that’s right, stamps! I’m not a scrap-booker (sorry) but I do love stamps! I love to emboss my Christmas cards and invitations. And so Stamping seemed like a great way to dress up plates for parties!
All it takes is food grade markers!!! you could also paint on Food Gel, but I found the markers to be less messy and oh so easy to use. Plus they now come in a ton of colors! So take your stamp and draw on it with your food grade marker…
And stamp it on! It could NOT be simpler. AND it washes RIGHT off. If they get it on their food it’s not a problem. Plus it’s super fast and easy to do a ton of plates in a short amount of time. size doesn’t matter, you can even do bowls! And with millions and millions of stamps out there you will never run out of stamps to match your themes. I have a huge stamp collection too! Every time I go to Michaels I check out the $1 clearance stamps and collect a few more every time!
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I’m beginning to wonder if all the $1 stamps at Michaels will ever add up to the amount spent on all the ones I have from Stampin’UP and other places… they’re coming close 😉
love this idea – I even have white luncheon plates… now to grab some food grade markers before Birthday Season hits!
I just did it today for a baby shower on Styrofoam plates. It didn’t work AS well, but it did work!
What a fun idea! I’d love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight over at http://www.makeandtakes.com/.
I submitted it! Thanks for the referral!
Sweet! Maybe now I can justify my addiction to stamps! (Love the $ bins at Michael’s)
Totally! I love looking through those stamps! I still can’t find the P set… I always spend like 30 mins looking! Grrrr
This is a genius idea. Totally going to try it. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)
Thanks Cheryl! You can also use a blank stamp pad and food dye, but the pens are so much faster!
Love this idea! There are so many possibilities…this would have been perfect for my daughter’s recent birthday party!
Totally cute!!! Yes, this idea works for all parties! I have loved it, and hope to collect more plates and stamps so I can do it all the time! BTW your cupcakes and fondant strawberries turned out great!
Naturally Me Creations
What a really cute idea! Except i don’t host parties big enough for me to bother buying white plates to decorate… One could also do this with ordinary white paper plates for informal bbq parties and things – now this i could do, hehe! 🙂
Ha! I already own white plates (boring I know, but until my kids stop breaking plates it’s silly to buy fancy ones!) but for my last party I used paper plates and it worked okay… the ink was a little more slippery, but as long as your careful not to let them get wiped or rubbed it should be okay!
Kim at Kims Kandy Kreations
What a great idea. I love any reason to have to go buy more stamps and crafting supplies.
Can’t wait to try this at my next party. Thanks for sharing this.
I had to share this on my Shout Out Sunday blog post:
Thanks for the shout out! It’s a GREAT excuse to buy more stamps! My own collection is slowly growing too!