Dress up your table with DIY pressed-leaf plates for a fall get-together, Friendsgiving gathering or Thanksgiving feast. (Bonus: Since the plates are disposable, cleanup is a breeze.) Get the how-to below, brought to you by Evite in partnership with Chinet® Cut Crystal®.
Time: About 2 minutes per plate + at least 1 hour drying time
- Fall leaves (gather real leaves from outside or a florist, or purchase artificial leaves from a craft store)
- Spray adhesive
- Clear disposable plastic plates — we used Chinet® Cut Crystal® plates (double your guest count to determine the number of plates you need)
- Latex gloves
Step 1: Gather fall leaves. To determine how many leaves you’ll need, decide whether you want 1 large leaf or an assortment of little leaves for each plate. You’ll need to use two plain plastic plates to make each DIY leaf-pressed plate.
Step 2: Spray adhesive on the top of one plate and arrange leaves (wear latex gloves to protect your hands). Then spray adhesive over the leaves, place the second plate on top and press down to secure plates together.
Step 3: Allow plates to dry for at least an hour. Then get ready for guests to fall in love with your decorative dishes.
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