The farms in my part of the country are still producing beautiful bouquets of flowers and the prices are unbelievable. My daughter dropped off this bouquet along with her children last week. I think I get the best end of the deal. I get to babysit, plus I get to have fresh flowers on my table. Happy me!
I know that I did a previous post on plate communication creations. A simple white plate, a stand to sit it on, and dry erase markers to write the message. I have been sharing these as gifts lately and have been hearing that they are providing fun ways to communicate with those you love. Recently, I purchased the above plate for 3.00 on the clearance shelf at Marshall's store. The stand cost 6 or 7 dollars at Joann's Fabrics, the dry erase markers were 4 for a dollar at the Dollar Tree and the rub-ons were purchased at Michaels.
K&Company have so many beautiful sheets of rub-ons, and can be purchased at many craft stores. The above sheet comes with colored rhinestones to stick on the rubbed on picture.
Here I rubbed on this Gerbera Daisy arrangement onto the corner of the white plate, with the included plastic stick. I then placed the colored rhinestones on the center of a few of the flowers.
I wrote a message on the plate with the dry erase markers. I think it would be nice to place this plate outside of a friend's back door, especially if you know they are going through a painful time in life.
This plate I created for a friend's 50th birthday gift. I used red poppy rub-ons and red lettering that was on the same sheet. She placed it on her kitchen counter and now uses it as a message center for her family. A simple, inexpensive white plate sitting on a black stand. Messages like "I love you", "I am sorry", "You don't have to make dinner tonight, because I will"...any messages that a family wants to share. The words can be wiped off easily with a damp papertowel, and new words written.
I have been experimenting with different ways to decorate the plates before giving them away. I thought I would share a few of the ways with you.
The above creation...white plate edged in black...1.00 at the Dollar Tree
black stand...6.00 at Joann's Fabrics
Real looking sunflower from craft store...3.00
I hot glued the flower stem to the side of the plate and tied a sheer ribbon to it.
Now ready to write whatever words one wants to share.
That's it for today. Once again, it truly is just "a little something for you"!