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How to: Festive Plates for Thanksgiving

Good Morning my beauties!

It’s been three days now that daylight savings time ended and I don’t think my body is nearly as adjusted as I would like it to.  I would just like to not feel tired super early and get out of work with sunlight still out is that too much to ask for? I hope you guys have adjusted or are at least adjusting a lot better than I am.

So it’s officially the second week of November and I’m just like freaking out about how fast time is flying!  It’s almost time for Thanksgiving which btw is my FAVORITE holiday!  When I think of Thanksgiving I think of family, comfort, love and of course food!  Speaking of food, I love the Thanksgiving dinner table set ups!  They are so gorgeous and of course with the food and colors it’s just a beautiful holiday with beautiful décor.  I found some plates at Crate & Barrel that I fell in love with!

So I decided I would do a fun DIY to see if I could replicate the same plates.  Well my handwriting skills are terrible so I decided to switch it up and make a gold leaf.  This is so easy to do and really inexpensive!


These are the items you need:

  • Plain white salad plates (got mine at Ikea for $1.00!)
  • Gold permanent marker
  • Leaf
  • Tape


Step 1

Tape the leaf down on the plate.


Step 2

With the gold marker start making dots tracing the leaf.  Just make sure to make a bunch of small dots!


Step 3

Take the leaf off the plate.  Continue to make polka dots around your trace and start spreading them out.  Keep going until you feel the plate is what you want it to look like.


As I mentioned before this is a super easy tutorial that anyone can do!  If you have some old dishes you’ve been wanting to throw up or even have some plain dishes that could use some sprucing, try this out!  I promise it will become a whole new dish!

I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial and hope that you can use it for our upcoming holidays!  What are some of your favorite things about Thanksgiving?  Let me know down below!




Silvia M.

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  • Reply Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    Those plates are so lovely. I love that coloring, and I LOVE that I can do it all myself.

    November 8, 2016 at 12:03 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Thank you! 🙂 and yes let me know if you try it!

      November 8, 2016 at 9:09 pm
  • Reply Sabrina at Kids Crunch and Christ

    Cute idea! Do you need to glaze over the gold paint or anything to make it food safe? I would assume you probably wouldn’t want to put this in the dishwasher?

    November 8, 2016 at 12:05 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      You can add the mod podge dishwasher safe gloss to put in the dishwasher. 🙂

      November 8, 2016 at 9:43 pm
  • Reply Natalie

    This is such a creative idea! Thank you for sharing!

    November 8, 2016 at 12:27 pm
  • Reply jackiemenglish7

    this is such a cute idea! your table looks gorgeous

    November 8, 2016 at 12:53 pm
  • Reply The Nueva Latina

    That is pretty neat! I would have never thought to do that! Love it! Getting me in the spirit! <3

    November 8, 2016 at 1:05 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Aww thanks! 🙂 hope you try it!

      November 8, 2016 at 9:44 pm
  • Reply Heather

    Looks beautiful! You can eat on them right!? I love the gold! It’s very fall like.

    November 8, 2016 at 1:46 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Thank you! And yes! I’ve read that if you put them in the oven for 30 minutes at a temperature of 425 and then hand wash them, you will be able to use them with food! 🙂

      November 8, 2016 at 9:47 pm
  • Reply rachel

    WHOA! This is wild Silvia! I love it! It’s so elegant and easy!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

    November 8, 2016 at 2:18 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Thank you! 🙂

      November 8, 2016 at 10:00 pm
  • Reply Ricci

    Awww…these plates are adorable and perfect for Thanksgiving!! Great post!!

    November 8, 2016 at 3:02 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Thank you! 🙂

      November 8, 2016 at 9:48 pm
  • Reply Jenn

    What a beautiful way to dress up a plain plate!! It adds a special sparkle to the holiday season.

    November 8, 2016 at 3:43 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Thank you! And I agree! 🙂

      November 8, 2016 at 9:49 pm
  • Reply The Fit Foodnista

    This is such a cute and easy DIY! I am totally going to have to try it for the holidays <3

    November 8, 2016 at 4:16 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Yes! Let me know how it goes! 🙂

      November 8, 2016 at 9:50 pm
  • Reply Kaley | Love in The Air Force

    So cute! Will need to do this when I host my first Thanksgiving (next year)!

    November 8, 2016 at 4:24 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Yay! I’m glad this helped you!

      November 8, 2016 at 9:54 pm
  • Reply Nicole Haas Etolen

    Wow! This is very clever idea! I’m going to try it today! Thanks for idea!

    November 8, 2016 at 6:17 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      No problem! 🙂 Hope you like it!

      November 8, 2016 at 9:57 pm
  • Reply Ann Bacciaglia

    I love this idea. It will be perfect to dress up my holiday table. It is so cute and easy to do.

    November 8, 2016 at 7:51 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Thank you! Hope you try it! 🙂

      November 8, 2016 at 9:58 pm
  • Reply Tasheena@OurDelightfulHome

    This is such a creative idea. Some of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is watching football games (of course spending time with family too).

    November 8, 2016 at 7:56 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Oh yes! Football is a big Thanksgiving tradition for me! 🙂

      November 8, 2016 at 9:58 pm
  • Reply Jenny

    Such a cute idea, Silvia! Love your chargers too 🙂

    November 8, 2016 at 11:35 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Thanks 🙂

      November 9, 2016 at 12:13 am
  • Reply cosmeticsanctuary

    That is such a cute idea! We aren’t hosting Thanksgiving, but we are in charge of Christmas, so I will most likely use this idea for Christmas themed plates!

    November 9, 2016 at 12:36 am
    • Reply Silvia

      That is going to look amazing! I can’t wait to see what you come up with! 🙂

      November 9, 2016 at 3:34 pm
  • Reply Melissa

    This is such a cute idea! I love the final look!

    November 9, 2016 at 10:23 am
    • Reply Silvia

      Thank you! 🙂

      November 9, 2016 at 3:57 pm
  • Reply uprunforlife

    I love this idea. I am just curious if the paint is going to leach into the food or are the plates just being used for decoration?

    November 9, 2016 at 11:10 am
    • Reply Silvia

      I read a similar DIY where the girl put the dishes in the oven for 30 minutes and then hand washed them and ate off of them. She said it worked perfectly! 🙂 But if you don’t feel safe you can always use them as decorations!

      November 9, 2016 at 3:50 pm
  • Reply Krystal

    What a clever way to make a budget friendly upgrade to home decor. I love using those markers for just about everything!

    November 9, 2016 at 3:46 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      They are just amazing! 🙂

      November 9, 2016 at 3:51 pm
  • Reply Stephanie Pass

    I just love this idea! I would never have thought of something like this for Thanksgiving, but it’s just perfect for place settings!

    November 9, 2016 at 4:31 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Thank you! 🙂

      November 9, 2016 at 4:34 pm
  • Reply The Cubicle Chick

    Now this is nice. I never think of adorable crafts like this. Thanks for sharing. – Yolonda

    November 13, 2016 at 3:12 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Thank you! 🙂

      November 13, 2016 at 7:38 pm
  • Reply Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

    Great way to extend the life of old or incomplete dishware sets, very nice!

    November 17, 2016 at 3:50 am
    • Reply Silvia

      Thank you!

      November 17, 2016 at 11:57 am

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