Gold Polka Dot Sharpie Plate
I don't know what it is, but I'm a teensy bit obsessed with gold right now. (Remember my Gold-Dipped Bamboo Serving Set from last month?) I am seeing gold all over the place lately, and as I was messing around online the other day, I stumbled onto this amazing gold polka dot plate from Kelly Wearstler. Yeah, you read that right. It's $82. For ONE PLATE. Seriously?? I decided to make one for myself. And it cost me $2. So go me.
I got the plate for $2 on clearance at HomeGoods, but there are lots of inexpensive white serving platters you can pick up in a variety of shapes and sizes. I already had the Sharpie on hand. (I love these gold metallic Sharpies. I have a whole set of them, and I use them all the time. So get some. Now.)
This plate really could not have been easier to make. I started by just running the marker around the edge of the plate to get a gold rim. I wanted my plate to not be completely perfect looking, so I wasn't too concerned about any little mistakes. But, if you make a mistake and want to fix it, just use a bit of rubbing alcohol to get the marker off.
Then I just started slapping on some dots. Again, I didn't want it to be too perfect, so I didn't worry about making them completely round. I also didn't want to do quite as many dots as the original, so I did them sort of randomly. You could spend a lot more time making everything look perfect, or you can just stick them on wherever. Totally up to you.
Once your plate is exactly how you want it, bake it in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes to set the marker, and you're all done! You can use your plate for whatever you want, but I decided to use mine to corral my jewelry.
It makes me happy every time I look at it, especially when I consider that I saved about $80!
This would be perfect for a Game Day Party plate, or decorative plate on your coffee table, or jewelry holder on your vanity desk in your room. Where will you place yours?