Father’s Day Memory Craft – Photo Plate

Father's Day Photo PlateThis Father’s Day, give your dad a special gift from the heart! We love thinking of creative ways to use our products as meaningful and homemade gifts, and our bisque plates are perfect for a Father’s Day gift idea. Photo gifts are super popular now, and this memorable plate is something that dad can display on his desk at work or on his dresser at home! 

TUTORIAL – Father’s Day Photo Craft 

Father's Day craft


Step 1: Choose a photo of you and your dad that you know he would love! Then cut it into a circle shape so it can fit into the middle of the plate. The size is about 4.5″ tall by 4.5″ wide. Set the photo aside.

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Step 2: Chose your dad’s favorite colors and use a sponge to create a cool pattern on the plate. Put a small dab of your first color choice onto your palette. We chose teal. Then dip the sponge lightly into the paint, and dab the sponge on plate. Wait about 15-20 minutes for it to dry. Then you can apply the next color and repeat. TIP: Press the sponge against a piece of paper before you use it on your plate. This helps take some excess paint off.  

Father's Day plate

Step 3: After about 20 minutes, the paint should be dry to the touch. Spread Mod Podge over the entire surface of the plate and place the photo in the center. Then spread another coat of Mod Podge over the entire plate again. This will make sure the photo is secure and also gives the plate a shiny, glossy look.

Step 4: Let the plate dry for about 30 minutes and you are done! Now you have the perfect personal Father’s Day gift.

Father's Day photo craft

These plates are also great for keeping keys or change in!

Father's Day memory craft

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  3. Does this technique only work on unglazed plates? Looking to do this with my preschool class , but can’t afford the color me plates. Looking to get some at the dollar store.

    • Hi Marcy, the paint needs a porous surface to attach to, so the uncoated surface is ideal. If you use a glazed plate it is likely to flake or peel off, unless you then coated it with a spray or Mod Podge, but even then it may not stick. But I will send you a quick email you with some other options!

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