Looking for an alternative to a ring pillow for your big day? Check out this cute DIY “I Do” Leaf Plate idea. We’ve provided you with step-by-step instructions below.
- White Porcelain Leaf Ring Plate
- Tracing Paper
- Speedball “Elegant Writer” 2.0 mm chisel nib (or Calligraphy Marker in your choice colour)
- Painter’s Tape
- Print out with design/ text
The Step by Step:
Ensure the plate is clean and dry. We suggest using warm water and a rag for cleaning.
Print out the lettering template for the plate. We have included a few options for you below that you can download and print. Remember when printing to keep the template to size.
Place the tracing paper over top of the template and using your pencil trace the outline of the font you have chosen.
Cut down excess tracing paper for easier placement. Position the lettering on a smooth area of the plate so there will be no bumps from the plate design underneath. Use painter’s tape to hold the paper in place.
Transfer the outline to the plate using the tracing paper and pencil. Your traced lettering will be very faint but you should be able to see the complete design before you remove the paper template.Then using your calligraphy marker, trace over your outline and fill in.
Allow the marker to dry and avoid direct contact to prevent smears. If you are concerned about transfer you can try clear lacquer spray over top. (Note: wait until the marker is dry before applying lacquer and check label to make sure lacquer is appropriate to go over pen).
We’d love to see your completed project. Post your pictures on Instagram and use the hashtag #weddingstar or tag us @weddingstar so we can find them.