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By Hostess with the Mostess

Add a thoughtful touch to table place settings, buffets, and more with personalized plates! You can use patterned paper to create plates that perfectly match the party, or take things a step further by layering on your favorite photos as well. This surprisingly simple project makes a big impact at any event and is one of my very favorite party tricks!

You’ll Need:

  • Clear Plastic Plates
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Patterned Paper
  • Paper Cutter
  • Optional: Photos (Photo Copies or Print-outs are Fine)


1. Gather your materials and set up an outdoor workspace. Spread out a large plastic trash bag on the ground next to your workspace to act as your “spray” area. (You can also use a large cardboard box.)
2. Cut patterned paper to size for the bottom of your plates. My papers measured a little under 6” square here.

3. Spray the top of a paper square with a light, even layer of adhesive, then set it on top of your workspace. Center and place a plastic plate directly over the top of the square, and press firmly to secure.

4. And you’re done! You’ve got a pretty, unique plate that perfectly coordinates with the rest of your party decor. Repeat the process to make as many plates as you’d like. DIY Tutorial: Birthday Ball Garland

Instructions for Photo Plates:

To create personalized photo plates, use the exact same steps as above, except layer a smaller photo on top of your patterned paper square, as shown here. Use as many different photos as you like to create a truly unique, personalized table filled with your favorite memories of baby’s first year!

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