Winter Plate Banner


That is what I like to do...

Something different...

Not the same ol' thing!

I have made banners for Spring...

I have made banners for Summer...
I have made banners for Autumn...
Now it was time to make a banner for Winter...
But that's when I decided to be different. It was still going to act like a banner but be a singular piece! What? Oh yes, a plate.
Here is how I made this piece. First, I took an old plate that is oven safe.
Using a drill and a special ceramic drill bit (purchased at Lowes), I drilled two holes. Easy to do as long as you keep the drill bit moist. In this case, I drilled it under water, making sure to only keep the drill bit in the water NOT the drill.
Here are the small holes it made.
Then I took regular Sharpie markers,
And drew my design on the plate.
After completed, just place the plate on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and it is permanent!
Then using some twine, I tied it through the holes and hung it from the vintage window.
IDEA: This same technique can be used and with a ribbon, hung from a nail on the wall. 
Or you don't even have to drill the holes, you could hang using a plate holder or easel.

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  1. How cute is that!!! I love it and the whole arrangement with the shelf, clock and all. Love reading your blog.
    Thanks, Betsy

  2. Hi Terry! Visiting from the DIY Sunday Showcase at Pink When. I absolutely love this and the plate is simply adorable. Thank you so much for sharing and pinning. Hope you have a happy Sunday!

  3. Very cute idea. I also like your green stand and how you decorated it. Visiting from Twigg Studios/Sunday Show Off

  4. Hi Terry,

    Your banners are all so pretty and unique. I can't pick a favorite ...lol. I invite you to stop by for a visit. Have a great day.

  5. Oh how I love your seasonal vintage vibe decor! You are my inspiration! Glad to hear the drill did not get dunked under water!! hahaha!!

    Have a very happy and creative week!!
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  6. Bats over your banners. Love the vignette. You took a Sharpie to the plate!?! Who does that?

  7. Beautiful, Terry! You are very talented and creative...Christine

  8. Very creative Terry. I didn't know about baking the permanent marker. Do you know if it would be food safe after that? Thanks for sharing this at What We Accomplished Wednesdays! Have a super week!



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