Gold Dot Christmas Platter

Hey friends!  How was your Thanksgiving?  I had so much fun hanging out with my family.  This was our first Thanksgiving with family in 5 years so it was pretty awesome!  And the weekend has so far turned out pretty good too.  I got a quick little craft in last night that I wanted to show you guys.

It all started the other day when I was doing what I do best.  Browsing Pinterest of course!  And I came across this pin.  She had directions for those cute little mugs that you decorate with Sharpies.  Well Christmas is coming and I have a weird obsession with gold dots so I figured I would do a little Sharpie project of my own.  I decided on a platter from Walmart.  It’s Better Homes and Gardens and was under $8.  Woot!  I also had to buy some Sharpies.  My hubs has every color Sharpie you can think of but he said making dots would ruin his so I had to get my own haha.  All in I think this was about 10 bucks.


I love it!  Unfortunately I’m terrible at pictures so this looks really blurry but I promise you it’s not.  So let’s see some pictures even though they really aren’t needed…this is crazy easy.  I used my Silhouette to cut out a file that I got off of their website for 50 cents!  Score.  First get all your stuff together.


Now fight with your stencil to get it positioned where you want it.  This part is a pain in the you know what!


Now make thousands of dots.  I would recommend just pulling up a little bit of your stencil to see if you have enough dots.  I thought mine was good and pulled up the loop on the “b” and decided I needed to add more.  Be sure you have really heavy coverage right around the outline of the letters so you can tell what they are when you pull them off.


This was before I added more dots.  Also, be sure your stencil isn’t lifting at all.  I wasn’t careful enough so mine bled a little bit.  When you are done bake it in the over at 350° for 35 minutes.


I haven’t tried yet but the blog I got my directions from said her cups got ruined in the dishwasher but hand washing was fine so I will just make sure I hand wash it.  The only thing I was bummed about was the color was a nice pretty metallic gold when I did it.  After I baked it the color looks more copper.  That was a bummer!  It may just be the metallic markers.  I’m not sure if a regular Sharpie would change like that.  Besides that I love it!  I have an idea in my head for another one that I want to do so next time I get to Walmart I’ll show you guys.

Thanks for checking it out and I hope you guys have a great weekend!


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