How to Make Christmas Crafts for the Kitchen

Sweet Treats Plate

Sweet Treats Plate is a Christmas gift that is an easy and beautiful Christmas craft.
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Sweet Treats Plate

You'll Need:
  • 10-inch clear glass plate
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Enamel glass paint: lemon custard, evergreen, engine red, wicker white
  • Paintbrushes: #6 flat, #2 flat
  • Paint tip set: extension cap, super-fine tip
  • Foam plate
To Make Sweet Treats Plates:
  1. Download Sweet Treats Plate pattern here. Print out pattern. Snip 1/2-inch tabs all around pattern to fit pattern to plate. Position and tape pattern facedown on top of glass plate. Design will be painted on plate bottom.

    Position pattern on top of plate.
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    Position pattern on top of plate.

  2. As you paint, keep all brushstrokes going in same direction. Use #6 flat brush to paint gumdrops lemon custard, evergreen, and engine red and small candy dots engine red. Paint candy mints and candy cane stripes engine red. Let dry completely. If desired, repeat for opaque coverage. (Rinse brushes immediately after use.)

  3. Attach extension cap and super-fine metal tip to engine red enamel bottle. Practice making a few paint lines on disposable plate, then paint thin red lines on round candy mints. Let dry. (Thoroughly rinse out cap and metal tip after use.)

  4. Use #2 flat brush to paint white areas of candy mints and candy canes with wicker white paint. Let dry. For opaque coverage, repeat.

    Paint the candy canes.
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    Paint the candy canes and mints.

  5. Holiday Hint!
    Painting mistakes can be removed by washing them with water before the enamel has dried completely. If enamel is dry, scrape the dried enamel off with your fingernail. Once the enamel has been cured, it becomes permanent.
    Attach extension cap and super-fine metal tip to evergreen enamel bottle. Paint ribbonlike green line around plate.

  6. Follow manufacturer's instructions on enamel bottles for drying, baking, and curing enamel. Note: Hand-wash plates.