I’m so excited about today’s DIYP! I saw this idea about six months ago in the 2007 Winter Issue of Better Homes and Gardens. And I’ve been saving it for a special occasion.
One of my favorite things to decorate with is photos. I love old family heirloom pictures and recent black and white photographs of my kids.
I also have a plate fetish and love my small collection of toile plates.
This project incorporates both photos and plates to form something picture perfect.
Last night, I gave my DIY project to my Mom for her birthday. I loved it so much, I’m going to make some to keep.
Here’s how to do it:
1. Choose a plate. I chose a white/off-white theme for a classic look for my mom. (I did a photo plate collection of my mom’s grandchildren. I didn’t pay more than $4 a plate since I shopped the clearance tables).
2. Enlarge photo. I increased mine to an 8×10 and printed them (Walgreens) in black and white. (I think any snapshot would be lovely, I decided to do portraits. A wedding photo or birthday picture would be a great idea for an anniversary gift or birthday present).
3. With a pencil and a compass set to half the diameter of the plate’s center area, make a circle on a piece of copy paper.
4. Cut the circle out.
5. Use this as a guide to place on the photo and cut the picture into a circle.
6. Adhere the photo to the plate with double-sided tape.
7. Display plate with a plate stand (Walmart, $3.50)
Total Cost of one photo plate: less than $10
I thought my mom would enjoy a collection of plates featuring her grandchildren.
By the way, she loved them. They brought tears to her eyes. Happy 60th, Mom!