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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Little Drummer Boy Plates and More...

Good Morning friends!!!
Can you believe it?

Counting today of course because I still have some wrapping and errand running and we're having a little get together for Ethan to play some
Christmas carols tonight.  Him playing Christmas music, nothing sweeter!!

A reminder too to enter the GIVEAWAY!
Odds are in your favor to win this print, some playroom design help
{thanks to the after-Christmas toy-takeover?!}.

It makes my morning happier to say my 

{Stenciled Christmas Tree Bucket}

was featured by Allison at House of Hepworths,
I have loved her blog for a long time, so it's great to be there...
Jaime Lyn over at Crafty, Happy, Scrappy, 
one of my favorite places for inspiration...

Thank you so much lovely ladies!!!

Today I am sharing my tutorial for these great drummer boy plates
that now adorn our stairway...

Here is the post I shared a couple weeks ago over at Little Blue Prints...
Hello there!  It's so great to be over here visiting at Meg's blog today! 
I adore her style and well I adore her too!  

As part of my {twelve day} It's A Wonder*Filled Christmas series, I created some Little Drummer Boy inspired plates  In lieu of placecards, I thought these would be sweet and fun!  With five little guys, I like to make things unique, but they have to be simple too.  

To make some of your own, you'll need...

*plates {mine were $5 for 8 at Goodwill}
*painters tape
*sharpie paint marker {1 fine point, 1 medium point}
or if you'd like your plate to be food safe, 
you can use this marker and follow the instructions

You will also need an image, and since this is just for my personal use,
I found one here that I liked.  Print the image out and then cut the image out creating a stencil.  

Before starting make sure the surface of your plate is clean and dry.
Tape your outline to the plate {painters tape works great!}
Slowly outline your image and then fill in.
You can worry about the little details at the end,
initially just get your shape down.
I recommend shading in one direction 
for the smoothest image.  

Note: The Sharpie paint marker is permanent, 
so just go slow and steady and you'll be fine!!
If I can do it, you can!

Once you have the image inked on the plate,
it will look a little like when you've painted just a single coat of paint.  

You'll want to go back over the details and add 
embellishments you add along the rim of the plate.
{Have fun with it!}

Here are some more designs I created switching up
the drum and outer part of the plate.

In a row like this, reminds me of the Beatles a bit! {grin}

Do you Pinterest? 
Any of these images can be added to 

These silhouette plates would make GREAT gifts.
In total I spent about ten dollars, really budget-friendly too!

Meg, thanks so much for having me by!  
I have enjoyed hanging out in your beautiful space!!


Take care friends and enjoy these last few days before Christmas!!!


  1. those plates are so neat!! you sure are talented!!

    merry almost christmas!

  2. I just love those plates! Such a great idea and a fun way to represent those sweet boys of yours. Where did you get that fun Santa countdown? I love it!


I so appreciate your sweet thoughts and thank you for sharing. I always try to reply whether it be to your email or on one of your blog posts! Wishing you a wonder*filled day! Michelle

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