Life is crazy. In the past few months I went back to work full time (along with homeschooling) and we’ve been deep in the midst of Girl Scout Cookie season! On top of our normal hectic lives of dance classes, ice time and church activities. About the time that all this was really ramping up, my friends infant daughter ended up in the hospital with RSV. I felt helpless, but wanted to do something for her!
My wonderful husband suggested I take her a plate of snacks for the waiting room. (Since she was eating all her meals at the hospital, snacks would be a welcome treat for her family! Something NOT from the hospital vending machine!) So I stopped by the dollar store on my way home from work and grabbed a white plate, and set about making a Giving Plate!
These plates are so simple! It’s an hourlong project – and super inexpensive!
Items Needed to make a Giving Plate
- A White Plate (The dollar store will do!)
- Sharpie Paint Markers
- Oven (Set to 250ºF)
Making these plates is as simple as the tools needed to create one! You simply decorate your plate! You can use a little poem like I did, or simply doodle on it! I love making these plates, and keep the markers on hand so I can just create another plate when the need arrises!
Once you’ve decorated your plate? Simply pop it in the oven at 250ºF for an hour, then shut off the oven and leave the plate inside while it cools down. (I tend to just leave it overnight, pull it out in the morning and wash it – then load it up with the goodies I am taking to my friends!
This plate shall have now owner, for it’s journey never ends, it travels in a circle of our family and friends. It carries Love from home to home for everyone to share. The food placed upon it was made with love and care.