Tuesday, December 16, 2014

DIY Cookies for Santa Plate

When I was a child, we always baked chocolate chip cookies and left them, along with a healthy amount of milk, for Santa for a snack. It was a tradition I looked forward to every year. I'm excited to be able to start that tradition with my own family this year!

We've inherited my special milk glass for Santa, but don't have a special plate for the cookies. Well, of course that calls for a DIY project in my world! 

Now, I did the sharpie mugs for Christmas presents last year, and let me tell ya, they don't last long at all. You will have a lot better luck with the ceramic paint pens rather than regular sharpies. That being said, I didn't have any of those on hand and was having a hard time finding the colors I wanted, so I figured if I don't refilarly wash this, hopefully the markers will hold up! Worst case scenario, I will redo it next year! 

What you Need: 
-ceramic paint markers or Sharpies 
-ceramic plate 

All I did was search around for some different ideas, then got to it! You could do anything from free handing your plate to stenciling on your lettering. I also loved the plates I saw that had large pictures of Santa on them!

My friend Della at Della Devoted made a plate for her son's first Christmas, you should check it out!

**Note: If you do use normal Sharpies or oil based paint markers rather than the ceramic paint markers, you will need to bake your creation. There's varying temperatures out there, I've had luck with 375 degrees for 30 minutes. **

Do you have a special plate and cup for Santa's midnight snack? 


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  2. Great idea! I will have to remember this for next year!