Last week, I was wandering through Chapters and I happened to see the cutest little Christmas Eve set. It was a little plate and cup for Santa, something to serve him the traditional cookies and milk. It was so cute. I instantly could see myself pulling it out of the box each holiday season, loading it with fresh, homemade cookies and putting by the tree with the glass of milk and maybe a carrot for the reindeer. I picked it up to see the price and gasped. It was over $30! For a tiny plate and cup! I was never going to pay that. I waited a few weeks for it to go on sale and it eventually did, for $19.99. That was still too much in my mind for a plate you use only once a year.
But I had fallen in love with the idea of a Santa plate. So I got busy making my own.
It was actually really easy.
I picked up a little white plate and glass from Walmart for about $4 total. All I needed now were some oil-based Sharpie markers. I already had a few from some over projects that I’ve done including a beautiful teapot which served as the guest book for my sister’s bridal shower.
I came home and got to work drawing the perfect design. With Sharpies in hand, I got to work drawing. The great thing about this project is that nothing is permanent until it’s baked. Even if I made a mistake with the Sharpie, it came off with a little dish soap and water. When I was happy with my design, I just popped it in the oven and allowed it to bake.
When it was done, and fully cooled, I took it out and it looked perfect! I honestly can’t wait for Christmas Eve when we put out the cookies! Now we just have to decide what kind of cookies Santa wants this year?