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Paper-Plate Update

Give some sweet charm to your ho-hum disposable dishes by adding a lacy border.


  • Paper plates (white and colored plates)
  • Scallop scissors
  • Craft punches
  • Glue


  1. Step 1

    Cut around the circumference of a plate with scallop scissors. Then use a variety of punches to make a pattern. (No need to measure -- just fire away!) If you like, slip a colored plate underneath a white one (or try the reverse) to highlight the design.

Martha Stewart Living, May 2007

Reviews (10)

  • 12 Sep, 2008

    great idea

  • 19 Jun, 2008

    love this idea.

  • 30 May, 2008

    To pippa33 use the really thin plates not ones like chinet (sp?)
    We do things like this all the time with our Beavers and Cubs for special dinners (arn't they all special with young ones involved?)

  • 30 May, 2008

    Wow this is a great idea. I can't wait to try it out!

  • 24 May, 2008

    I tried to make these, but none of the [filtered word] punches I used would punch through the plates. I tried really heavy duty ones and used the martha ones, they were terrible!! Great idea tho!! I just use a doily and stuck it onto a colored plate.

  • 23 Apr, 2008

    These are fabulous, great for so many different gatherings. Christmas Cookie platter.....excellent idea.

  • 26 Dec, 2007

    This is great for a sweet picini outdoors. WOW! I love this idea and I will be doing it myself very soon!!! THANK YOU!!

  • 27 Nov, 2007

    I like this idea alot and think I'll use it to make a cookie platter for Christmas! Thank you!

  • 12 Nov, 2007

    i love the way it looks, its easy and fun to do it my kids loved it............

  • 9 Nov, 2007

    what a great idea esp. for people like myself who loves to use paper plates