DIY Christmas Cookie Plates

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Last year I didn’t know what to make for Christmas gifts.  I usually make something homemade, usually something to eat, for everyone in my family.   There were almost 5 weeks in between Thanksgiving and Christmas last year and I thought I had a ton of time.  Somehow time got away from me and it was the week before Christmas and I still needed some homemade gifts.

Need a homemade gift for someone on your list? Make this pretty DIY Christmas Cookie Plate!

I didn’t end up making something for everyone which is the first time I haven’t done that in about 5 years but with a toddler it’s hard to get things done.   I had already painted champagne glasses for my brother and his wife and wine glasses for my cousin so I had plenty of stencils and paint leftover.  I started thinking of things I could make and I came up with DIY Christmas Cookie Plates!

Everything you need to make a DIY Christmas Cookie Plate

I thought a DIY cookie plate would be fun because almost everyone has cookies at Christmas.  I usually just throw them on a plate and call it a day but it would be nice to have a fancy plate so that I could serve my cookies on it whenever we have company over the holidays.  I ran out to Walmart, bought a few large, white plates, and brought them home.

Choose a fun stencil and make this DIY Christmas Cookie Platter

I chose a very simple stencil that said Merry Christmas and a few holly leaves.   I made two different colors.   One had the Merry Christmas in red and the other had it in gold.  I used a silver glitter Mod Podge to seal it in because I thought it gave it a snowy look which was perfect for this.

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Make this fabulous DIY Christmas Cookie Plate

It took me about 30 minutes to paint 3 plates.  I had to let them dry over night and then coated them with the Mod Podge.   All in it took about 45 minutes of active time and I had three beautiful plates.  I ended up giving one to my mom, one to my cousin, and I kept one for myself.  I really liked them and I think they are the perfect DIY Christmas gift!

Need a homemade gift for someone on your list? Make this pretty DIY Christmas Cookie Plate!

DIY Christmas Cookie Plates

Paint your own gorgeous Christmas Cookie Plates with paint, stencils, and Mod Podge.
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Prep Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 3 plates
Author: Hezzi-D


  • 3 large white plates
  • Christmas stencils
  • Folk Art Enamel & Glass Paint in red green, and gold
  • paint brushes
  • Silver Glitter Mod Podge


  • Tape the stencils to the plates. Using a paintbrush paint the Merry Christmas first. I did two of these in red and one in gold.
  • Then carefully paint the holly berries red and the leaves green.
  • Remove the stencils and allow the paint to dry for at least 2 hours.
  • Once the paint has dried apply Silver Glitter Mod Podge over top of the paint.
  • Allow to dry for 24 hours.


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  1. Thank you for the creative tutorial Heather! Love the idea of using the glitter Mod Podge – didn’t even know that existed!


    1. Yes! That is what I do with it. It’s lasted several years with only one minor area that started to come off so I resealed it with Mod Podge and it’s held up!

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