I came across this a couple of times on the blogsphere and told myself that I must make one for myself. I thought what a great idea for graduation and at Christmas time. I noticed that some painted the plates but then had to put doilies down because the paint was toxic. (Well then why use that paint?) I noticed one painted but then sprayed a sealant. (That would work) However I thought, if I could buy glass plates then I could just paint the underside and I would not have to worry about the paint at all.
Off to the Dollar Tree to pick up a couple of plates and a candlestick. I thought I would settle if I could find red plates. The boys' high school colors are red and white. Then I saw these...how perfect.