If there are two things I like, it’s plates and silhouettes, so why not mix the two together for Easter?
When I decorated my mantel for Easter this spring, I decide to keep it simple and silhouette plates seemed like just the ticket.
I made the plates myself — the silhouettes, that is — and it was SO easy it almost seems crazy to show you how I made them! But, here goes, my super easy Easter silhouette plate tutorial:
- inexpensive white plates (you can even use plates you plan to use for eating — this won’t harm your plate and you can eat with it again after Easter)
- scrapbook paper
- silhouette shapes (I got my bunny and chick shapes here)
I printed out my shapes from my computer and simply cut them out using scissors.
Then, I traced the image out on a piece of scrapbook paper (I traced it on the back of the paper so the lines were easier to see).
I cut out the silhouette and simply taped it to my plate. And, voila! An easy Easter silhouette plate!
You could use double-sided tape or whatever you have on hand. I used gift wrapping tape because it removes so easily.
You could also decoupage the shapes on to the plate for a more permanent decoration, but I wanted the flexibility to use my plates again for dining or other holidays. I’ll just keep my cut-out for next year!
Is that an easy project or what?! I love finding simple and quick crafts for holiday decor — and it’s so inexpensive too! You can use plates you already have, buy some from a garage sale or the Goodwill.
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