We used the plates this Thanksgiving and put the food directly onto the plate and then hand washed them. They did fine but because I want these to last I plan on getting clear glass plates to put over these plates, so they are still fun and festive but they will last longer.
This is how we made them:
We took a regular white plate (I got it at the dollar store) and then I cut out the designs out of vinyl with my Silhouette. Instead of taking off the outside of the vinyl like you usually do, I took out the image, leaving a stencil made from vinyl.
After coloring the design, I removed the vinyl.
***We learned that if you wanted to remove the vinyl after the paint had dried completely, it’s really hard to get it off the vinyl without pulling off paint. So take off the vinyl while the paint is wet***
My husband did a different take on the design and I think it looks really cool, his might be my favorite of all of them!
I have had several people ask if these can be washed and YES THEY CAN!! I did something similar to this a year ago and the cups are still going strong. Plus I made a Santa plate last week and put it into the dishwasher and it looks fine too. It is food safe and won’t wash off, as long as you bake the paint into the plate. I ran the plates through the dishwasher today and they did just fine! I would recommend light use (so for the holidays and that’s about it, and possibly hand wash). If you have a heated dry in the dishwasher it may mess up the coloring of the paint. I would recommend hand washing, even though they can go into the dishwasher, I think that they will last longer that way :).