Today I’m going to show you how to make a trio of Inspirational Decorative Plates for only $4.
Can’t beat four bucks!
While I was browsing the 99 Cent Store last week I stumbled upon this package of vinyl. It says,
“Live well, Laugh often, Love always”
I knew I wanted the vinyl, but wasn’t sure exactly what to do with it. Platters? Maybe a picture frame? Plates? I walked around the store and finally found these red plates.
The plates were perfect. They didn’t have a lip inside them, they were large, and they were a nice color. I’ll take them!
When I got home I cut apart the vinyl into separate words.
It’s so much easier to attach vinyl if you cut it out first so you can make sure it’s centered and square, etc.
I washed the plates really well and then arranged all my vinyl words on the plates. After that I just attached the vinyl to each plate.
So easy! This project took me about 20 minutes (or less) from start to finish. Aren’t they great?
I decided to hang them in my kitchen vertically on the wall.
I think they would also look great in a plate stand on a shelf or above your kitchen cabinets. Or you could hang them in a plate rack on the wall or horizontally above a door frame. There are countless ways to decorate with these plates.
(I’m not a fan of those metal plate hangers, but I’m moving in about a month and I plan on permanently putting the plates in a plate rack I have in storage, so I used the plate hangers temporarily.)
I just love how they turned out. And they look so professional! I still can’t believe they only cost me four dollars.
It’s not expensive to have nice home decor. You just have to use a little imagination. Before I went to the dollar store that day, I had no idea I’d be coming home with a new trio of Inspirational plates. I just try to keep my eye out daily for unique ways to use basic things.
I hope I’ve inspired you today!
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