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DIY Tutorial: Easter Silhouette Plates & Bowls

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Easter Silhouette Plate DIY Project

Hope you’re feeling crafty this weekend… because Vana Chupp of the lovely online shop Le Papier Studio is here with a fabulous DIY Tutorial on how to create your own charming Easter Silhouette Plates & Bowls! You’ll find step-by-step images and details below, as well as free downloads for the adorable Easter bunny and Easter Children silhouette patterns pictured here. {You can also use this same technique for your own favorite designs!}

Le Papier Studio specializes in elegant & personalized silhouette-adorned creations like stationery, plates, invitations, jewelry, fine art prints {featuring your kids, pets, family tree, etc.} and more.

Easter Silhouette Plate DIY Project


– Glass Plate
– Glass Bowl (optional)
– Easter Templates {click here to download}
– Stencil/Clear Transparent Paper with adhesive back (or contact paper)
– Acrylic Paint (any color you like)
– Sharpie
– X-Acto Knife
– Sponge & Brushes

Step-by-step images, followed by instructions:

Easter Silhouette Plate DIY Project

Easter Silhouette Plate DIY Project


1. Trace the silhouettes on the transparent paper/stencil. Cut out the stencil with x-Acto knife. (Take your time here and pay attention to all the details.)

2. Peel off the back of the stencil and stick the stencil on to the back of the plate/bowl (use the provided template as a guide).  Burnish the edges with your thumb (as shown on image 4).  This will prevent the paint from penetrating – resulting in a sharp design.

3. Start applying paint over the stencils with a sponge (image 5). While the first coat of paint dries, start painting the grass with the fine brushes. Apply a second layer of paint over the stencil. Allow to dry completely.

4. Gently peel off the stencil. Fix any imperfections with the fine brushes.

Lay the decorated glass plate over a white plate for a simple look or create a little stand by placing in on top of the glass bowl as a fun centerpiece!

Easter Silhouette Plate DIY Project

– Glass Plate & Bowl: IKEA
– Acrylic Paints, X-acto Knife, Brushes – Blick’s Art Materials
– Silhouette Easter Eggs – Le Papier Studio

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

13 responses to “DIY Tutorial: Easter Silhouette Plates & Bowls”

  1. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Apr. 15, 2011. Thanks again.

  2. jpreddy says:

    Great technique and very interesting. I will try this for this Easter.

  3. How perfect are these? I’ll be hosting my first Easter dinner this year and I think I’ve found the perfect project for our rainy weekend. LOVE!

  4. Frances says:

    I’m doing the same, Amy. Big family crowd over and lots of kids to entertain. Perfect project!

  5. This is a great idea that would really add a special touch to a bridal shower using a personalized template. Thanks for posting!

  6. That seems to be very beautiful blog!
    I e=really love such things and I am really very interested with the post!!
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. This is very sweet:) I love it:)

  8. Amanda says:

    I love any and all things that have to with silhouettes! I featured this today on my blog!

  9. Monica says:

    This is soooo beautiful! Thanks for sharing it!

  10. jpreddy says:

    Awesome art! I like it.

  11. I love this idea – so creative and ADORABLE!