I had to have these plates instead of white plates. I did not have a cricut machine but had a friend who did. I asked her if I could borrow it to make my stencils, unfortunately she let another friend of ours borrow it to to work on her wedding. I could have waited but I really did not want to wait, so I chose to draw it myself. I stood in front of the wall trying to envision my plan. I did not like the image I saw, still too many plates. I kept staring at the wall, then I had a new vision. I would make one Bon Appetit all on one platter and then decorate a few dinner plates. I made my purchase within the next three days I completed the drawing portion. I used a Black Sharpie Marker. It worked beautifully.
I am happy with the way they turned out. My husband was impressed as well. All I needed to do now was wait for us to complete the kitchen and then hang them on the walls. First I had to glue a hanging device on the back of the plate. I did not rush to do this since we were no where close to hanging. After a month the time came for me to add the hanging hook. I went to Michael's and found what I needed and purchased Epoxy Glue as well. I measured the back of my plates and found the center and glued the hook to each plate/platter.
I then waited another 3 weeks before the time came. The time for me to be able to see them on my walls. Friday night we completed the make-over. I am happy with the way they look but I think I need one more. They are a perfect accent to the blank walls above the cabinets.
I am very happy with the way they turned out and so is my husband. Thank you Kelli for inspiring me.