Holiday – Homemade Plate {CCC}


Hello, my friends!

My name is Alison, and my blogging home is Oopsey Daisy.

I absolutely adore Jamielyn, so I am thrilled to be a part of her Crazy Christmas Crafters series.


I am definitely a crazy crafter all year round–but even more so at Christmas time! Tis the season!

Recently, I dressed up a homemade plate for the holidays…

I think Santa would be proud!

I added a little spray paint, a little chevron, and a little ho-ho-ho!

{ Chevron Homemade Plate}

I started with an extra plate I had at home. Nothing too fancy.


I cut a chevron stencil out of contact paper. I have tried several stenciling methods, but I always love contact paper the best!

(This time, I used clear contact paper, so it may be a little difficult to see!)

I am infamous for my “oopsey daisies.” Just to be sure my spray paint wouldn’t bleed, I used masking tape to tape the edges.

Am I the only one who holds their breath when painting over a stencil?

I gave the plate a couple of coats of red spray paint.


This is my favorite part: Peeling away the contact paper!

Red and white chevron is the new candy cane stripe! :)


I found this “ho ho ho” image (ho_ho_ho_C00654_23067 in the Silhouette library) and cut it out of vinyl on my Silhouette machine. I applied it using transfer tape.

You could also stencil your own words or image on top of the chevron.

Dear Santa, this is where you will find your cookies on Christmas Eve!

Just a few more days until I can display this plate with my Christmas decor!

Jamielyn, thank you so much for having me here! I hope you enjoy a holly jolly crafting season!

I hope you will stop by Oopsey Daisy and say hello!

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Katie posted on November 6, 2011 at 3:24 pm (#

    Alison – I love this! Are you able to eat off of this plate now that you spray painted it and put vinyl on it? Or is there some sort of “seal” to make it food-safe?

    • Alison posted on November 6, 2011 at 3:44 pm (#

      Hi Katie! Yes, you could definitely spray it with a sealant, but I plan to just use it as a decoration!

      • Mary posted on November 21, 2013 at 4:42 pm (#

        What kind of sealant would you use so that you could put food on the plate?

      • Freddie posted on November 27, 2013 at 10:52 am (#

        What kind of sealant can you use so that you can put food on it?

  2. andrea posted on November 6, 2011 at 3:48 pm (#

    Absolutely beautiful and chic!

  3. cathy d posted on November 6, 2011 at 4:25 pm (#

    very nice, looks easy enough but looks fabulous.

  4. Priscila posted on November 6, 2011 at 4:43 pm (#

    Oooooh I just love this! Thanks for sharing it’s gorgeous!

  5. Tanya H. posted on November 6, 2011 at 5:32 pm (#

    Very cute and festive!

  6. taradara posted on November 6, 2011 at 11:21 pm (#

    I love it!!! Wonderful piece, Alison!!! Can’t wait to see you again!!!
    xo Tara

  7. Alison posted on November 6, 2011 at 9:42 pm (#

    Thanks for having me, Jamielyn!! You are the best! XO

  8. Jen posted on November 7, 2011 at 3:18 pm (#

    The plate is very cute! What is contact paper? Can it be bought at Michaels? I’ve never used it and am unfamiliar with it or where to find it. Tips would be welcome! Thanks.

    • Alison posted on November 7, 2011 at 10:52 pm (#

      You can find contact paper in a roll at Wal-Mart next to shelf liners. I hope this helps!!

      • Jen posted on November 8, 2011 at 6:21 pm (#

        So then did u just design your own chevron design and cut out and it’s that easy? Ok!

  9. Jen posted on November 24, 2011 at 9:31 pm (#

    I’ve got all my supplies ready to do the plate project. Can u give me any suggestions how to create the chevron design? Thanks!

  10. sara posted on November 8, 2012 at 11:55 am (#

    is there a template to do the chevron or did you just design it yourself? any tips on how to make the chevron part?

  11. elaine posted on October 2, 2014 at 4:15 pm (#

    awesome love this idea!!!

    • elaine posted on October 2, 2014 at 4:16 pm (#

      what kind of transfer tape did you use?

      • Jamielyn posted on October 5, 2014 at 12:38 am (#

        Hi Elaine! She used vinyl printed on her Silhouette machine. :)

  12. Jamie posted on October 14, 2017 at 5:54 pm (#

    What type of sealant would you use to use this plate for food?

    • Jamielyn posted on October 17, 2017 at 5:20 pm (#

      Hi Jamie! I haven’t found a good sealant that is food safe so I would probably just use this plate as a decoration. :)