Saturday, December 15, 2012

Goodwill find - write-on plate with ribbon!

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Last weekend I went to my local Goodwill store and found myself a little treasure! Have you seen those white plates with the cut outs along the border and ribbon at craft stores? I found one at the thrift store!

Here is a picture of the white plate I found for $2.00 and the red velvet Christmas ribbon that I also found at the thrift store for $0.50! This whole craft cost me $2.50... and I've seen these plates for $30+! I was jumping for joy when I came home.
 All you do is string the ribbon through the border...

 I looked for ways to tie bows with velvet ribbon on Youtube and was pretty happy with how my little bow turned out. There is a piece of wire holding the bow together.
Then you get an expo marker and write on the plate. If you want to change the saying just erase with a napkin and start over!

I love these plates because you can change out the ribbon with holidays or just whatever ribbon you like at the craft store. If you have a birthday you could get birthday ribbon and write the name and age of the family member, you could count down the days until Christmas on it, you could put Halloween ribbon on it and make it look spooky... so many ideas! It looks so cute in my kitchen. :)

What great deal have you found at your local thrift store lately?


  1. I feel a kinship with as I share some of your interests. I even have this plate! Of course the fact that we have the same name is also interesting. I felt like maybe I had started my own blot in my sleep or something... weird.

  2. Dont you love your plate? :) I am going to go look for some winter ribbon for it today. Glad to hear you like the blog!

    P.s. looove your name :)!

  3. Wow! I paid like $20+ years ago at a better homes and garden party! Great find! You can also use ribbon and serve like brownies or something on it!! Very versatile!