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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Easter Place Setting

Happy Spring Cricut FANatics!  This is Rita with Rita's Paper Obsession.  For this month's post, I have a quick home decor project.  I was inspired by a Michael's ad for their spring charger plates.  The ad showed a clear plate with a rabbit etched in the center on top of a charger plate, very festive!

My table ready for Easter brunch.

I selected the EstrBny2 image from the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake cart.

To start, using Contact paper, I cut a circle from George Basic Shapes the diameter of the plate bottom.  The bunny image was centered in the circle and flipped so that the image faced left as shown in the handbook.  I used Design Studio to accomplish the centering and flipping.  Then using the "kiss cut" method, blade depth 3 and pressure set at low, I cut the bunny image from the vinyl.  The plates are 10" with a bottom surface area of 5 3/4", the bunny image was cut at 5 1/4".

The Contact paper image was then adhered to the underneath side of the plate and the etching solution applied according to the directions.

Wishing you a Happy Easter!

Designed by: Rita Poteat
Cricut Cartridges Used: Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake
Cricut Machines Used: Cricut Expression, Design Studio
Project type: Home decor
Project theme: Easter/Holiday
Other Supplies Used: Glass plate, vinyl shelf paper, etching solution, foam brush


  1. Wonderful - I love your choice of the MS Seasonal Cake bunny and the beautiful color of your charger. Thank you for the great insights and tips! I might just have to run to Michael's on Saturday!!!

  2. SOOOO fun! I need to try this for holiday plates!! Love the blue by the way!

  3. This is so pretty Rita. What a fantastic idea :)

  4. These are fabulous Rita! I really love the MS bunny in the center and how you used it for an etching. Very creative!

  5. So fun love the cute little bunny what a great job.

  6. These are super cute. Thanks for the tutorial.

  7. Great project. I've never thought to do etching on these plates. Going to have to try it!

  8. your easter etched plates turned out beautiful! thank you for the details and the inspiration. hugs, susan

  9. Rita, I have to try this now. Your plate looks cute but elegant - does that makes sense? I hope your Easter was great!


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