Under $5 Craft: The Giving Plate

With the holidays coming up very quickly, I find myself constantly baking lots of goodies, for both myself and others. But sometimes, I don’t like to give away treats in a plastic bag. I like to spruce it up a bit. I found the concept of the “giving plate” on Pinterest and decided to try it out! The concept of the giving plate is to pass it on from person to person. No one owns it, and it travels around. The project cost me just $2 to make and was super easy. Best of all, it was a hit at the party I brought it to!

Materials needed for The Giving Plate

  • Ceramic plate (I got mine from the Dollar store)
  • Sharpies (also from the dollar store)

First things first, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then, I always like to practice how I’m going to write things out on a piece of paper. After a few tries, I added in the title. I personally like the look of different fonts together, so I tried to incorporate that. I used the following paragraph:”This plate shall have no owner, for it’s journey never ends. It travels in a circle of our family and friends. It carries love from home to home for everyone to share. The food placed upon it was made with love and care. So please enjoy, then fill it up and pass it on!”I added some leaves to the front, and added some instructions to the back:Then I popped it in the preheated oven, and baked it for 30 minutes. After those 30 minutes, leave the plate in the oven. This step is very important because if you take it out of the oven, the plate will crack from cooling down too quickly. After completely cooling, add your goodies and share with friends! Happy holidays.

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  1. What a lovely idea! I struggle to know what to gift holiday treats in as well, I had been using decorative boxes, but I love that this is both personal and reusable.

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