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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Stamping on Plates

White plates are probably one of my most used party staples.  They fit almost any theme and color scheme, so you can buy one set of plates and use it multiple times.
Sometimes all it takes to tie your plates into your theme is a simple color, but other times, it's fun to add a little whimsy and fun to the plates.
Use those fun stamps that you can find at Jo-Anns, Michaels, and Hobby Lobby for only a dollar on your plates to add another layer of your theme to your dinner table.

Start with a white plate, some food markers, and some new stamps.  (You don't want to use stamps that have been inked with regular ink since you'll be eating off these plates.)

It's best to use stamps that are bigger and not too detailed for this project.

There are several types of food markers you can use.  Wilton has a good set of Food Writer Edible Color Markers, while Ateco has a fun set of 10 Marker Style Food Color Kit markers that I'm longing for.

Use your food color markers to color in your stamps in a thick layer of edible ink.  Your ink will start to dry so work quickly.
Carefully place your inked stamp on the plate and press firmly.

This would be fun to use with alphabet stamps to spell guests names out as a place setting too!  Your guests will be amazed at this simple trick and WOWed at your table.

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