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Gold Polka Dot Sharpie Plate

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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.

Make this gold polka dot plate for $2 with an inexpensive white plate and a gold metallic sharpie!

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.)

Make this gold polka dot plate for $2 with an inexpensive white plate and a gold metallic sharpie!

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.

Make this gold polka dot plate for $2 with an inexpensive white plate and a gold metallic sharpie!

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.

Make this gold polka dot plate for $2 with an inexpensive white plate and a gold metallic sharpie!

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.

Make this gold polka dot plate for $2 with an inexpensive white plate and a gold metallic sharpie!

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?

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Hi, I’m Jenn. I’m a freelance writer and editor who lives in central Pennsylvania with my husband and three boys. Yeah. That’s a lot of testosterone in one house. I love decorating, DIYing, crafting, baking, and cooking, and I’m constantly scouring everything I see for inspiration. My ideas can come from anywhere: Pinterest, books, magazines, stores, TV shows, websites, other blogs, other people’s homes, nature. You name it, and I’ve gotten an idea from it. {Literally. I selected the color scheme for our family room from a pocket pack of tissues. Totally not making that up.} I hope to teach others that, if you really pay attention to the world around you, you can get inspiration from anything! I love to hear from readers, so be sure to leave me a comment! Or, if you’d prefer to email me, you can do that too — just visit my contact form. Thanks for stopping by!

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