DIY Christmas Plates

Add a touch of holiday cheer to plain dishes with this easy DIY from Cricut. Plus, get more ideas for creating festive holiday tableware.

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Put a pretty holiday touch on thrift store dishes with this simple DIY from Cricut. Display finished plates as part of your holiday mantel or tabletop. These custom holiday dishes also make a great handmade Christmas gift. 

Try making another piece of holiday tableware! 

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What You'll Need:

  • Assorted plates
  • Tape measure
  • Cricut vinyl in assorted colors
  • Cricut cutting mat
  • Cricut fine-point blade
  • Cricut Maker
  • Cricut transfer tape

Step 1: Prep materials

Measure the width of your plate so you'll know how large to make your text. If your plate has a decorative border, measure the inside width so your design will lay flat. Place a vinyl sheet onto your Cricut cutting mat. Use Cricut Design Space online to choose your favorite font to outfit your china. Once you choose a font, cut the phrase using the fine-point blade on your Cricut Maker. Make sure you choose "vinyl" when you get to your cut screen. 

Step 2: Transfer design

Once you cut the vinyl, remove the negative vinyl space around your phrase design. Place a piece of clear transfer tape over the cut vinyl word to apply your phrase design to the plate.

Step 3: Apply design

Place the text in the desired position. To properly apply the transfer, use a flat tool or a Cricut scraper tool to rub the tape on top of the vinyl word, making sure the completely flat. Peel off the transfer tape so the vinyl phrase is secured onto your china. 

Use your finished plates as a part of a festive holiday table or on your holiday mantel.

Note: These plates are not food-safe and are for decorative purposes only. They can also be used as part of a place setting but will need to be removed prior to eating. To clean the plates, wipe gently with a dry cloth. 

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