Lattice Design Plates

When I moved a year ago, I made the required trip to Ikea that I am sure every homeowner makes and I found these gorgeous plates that I immediately fell in love with.  They were in the AS-IS bin, and there were only 2, so I snatched them up really quick!  They are so pretty with the scalloped edge detail.  
The original plan was to put a silhouette of my girls on them, but I have had them for a year now, and Stella still will not co-operate and get a picture taken that is usable enough for the silhouette.  “Enough is enough,”  I thought, and set to work choosing another design for the plates.
I love trellis and lattice designs, and when I found this one on the silhouette site, I knew it was perfect because I could use the positive space (the outline) for one plate and the negative space (the little shapes in the middle) for the other plate.  I picked a leaf green color, since that’s a color in my living room, and I set to work cutting the vinyl on my Cameo (first time using it for vinyl, I might add!)
It was a little tricky to use both pieces, but I took the outline off first, since it was in one solid piece, and laid it on the floor, sticky side up.  I applied transfer paper to the inside shapes, and then used the backing of the transfer paper to put on my outline so that I could apply it to the transfer paper as well.  
Once they both had transfer paper, I trimmed it down so that I could place it on the plate and see if it was centered.  Then, I placed it and rubbed it with the scrapper.  After pulling off the transfer paper, I was left with these gorgeous plates which will soon go on my walls!
I love them so much that I wish I had 16 of them to make a whole art installation above my sofa, but unfortunately, I only have two so they will hang on a small section of the wall next to my living room curtains. I will be sure to post a picture once they are hung!  I don’t know if I trust myself to do that – I’ll wait for the hubby because if these plates break, I will seriously cry!

About Sarah

Sarah Desjardins is a mother of two girls, a wife, an elementary school teacher, and a self proclaimed glitter addict. Becoming Martha is a place for anyone who wants to make their domestic life more beautiful and creative. Sarah started Becoming Martha as a place to find bliss between the diapers and the dishes, and invites you to do the same.

Comments

  1. Literally, incredible! I am obsessed!!

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    have a wonderful day!

  2. I love these!! I have the same exact plates hanging on my wall…I want a vinyl cutter! Great job Sarah!

  3. I have a Cricut but am going to have get a Silhouette too! The Cricut can’t do anything like this. They are beautiful!

  4. This is so cute! You should link this up to The CSI project starting today. The challenge is refashions/upcycles. This would be perfect and you just might be a winner!
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  5. Wow these look amazing and professional! Great job! Love the green colour choice as well.

  6. that is super cute. love them.

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  8. How pretty! I love the trellis pattern, as well. Great way to dress up plain plates with a pretty shape. :)

    You know, I bet you could find plates that are similar in shape in a plain white, and dress those up with the same pattern, if you wanted to add to your collection.

    (I’m thinking something like these: http://www.target.com/p/manosque-dinner-plate-set-of-4-10-5/-/A-12239524)

  9. ADORE these!!! I have a cricut but haven’t tried out a silhouette yet… just love how much you can do with them!
    Would love for you to share with our crew at http://www.mercyINKblog.com – at the weekly link party open tues morning through sunday evening every week. hope to see you there! :)

  10. These are so cute! You used my favourite vinyl colour and a shape that I’m pretty sure I already own :)

    Thanks for the idea!

    P.S. I have used coloured vinyl to decorate plain white bowls to hold seasonal decor on my mantel – polka dots, shamrocks etc.

  11. These look hand painted :) nice idea on the silhouettes.
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  12. Oh my goodness! These are beautiful and you make it look so easy! What a great gift idea! Thanks! We’d love to invite you to join us at Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! I know everyone will these! Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie :)
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  13. These are lovely! Beautiful designs!

  14. Those are wonderful!

  15. These turned out stunning! I love the design and color!Thank you for sharing at Uncommon! Featuring this tonight on our FB page! ;)

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  17. Those are adorable…I picked up some plates that are just SCREAMING for something similar…thanks for the inspiration!

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