The 14th is this week — remember what the 14th of each month is? The day I’m dedicating to random acts of kindness. Did you do anything for Valentine’s day last month? This month I hope you’ll join me!
I’ve seen sharpie mugs and plates all over the internet and have been dying to make one. I found this tutorial from Scribbles from Emily and followed it to make this “Just Because” plate. I wanted to make a plate that could be passed around from person to person for no good reason, just because.
I got my plate (more like a curved plate- bowl possibly?) at the dollar store and the sharpies and graphite at Michael’s and then followed Emily’s tutorial. This is how my plate turned out:
So it’s not my best creation ever….I still think it’s sweet though. I need some more practice so it’s not so wiggly and wobbly.
I created the file to share in case you want to give it a try. I also made a printable version if you don’t feel like going through all the steps to make the plate.
Download a black and white single “Just Because” file.
I made a new treat to put on the plate (recipe to be shared soon ;) and wrapped it in cellophane and a ribbon. Here’s how the printable option turned out:
Download a sheet of Just Because plate
color or black and white printables.
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Will you join me in spreading some love?
What’s your favorite treat to make for people?
This is one of the cleverest ideas ive seen so far, im soooo making it for our new house!
Hi. You are inspiring. Because of what you are doing, I am holding a Random Act of Kindness Carwash with the teenagers of our small town. No funds will be accepted and in return we will give one of your “cards” that let them know they are a recipient of a RAOK and to encourage them to Pay it Forward. THANK YOU for being you!!
Tracy Norton says
I LOVE everything about your blog, IG etc…
This is the greatest thing I have seen in a long time. I am so excited that I already have my plate out while I am printing the file! I know who it’s going to first. Thank you SO much!!! What you do is amazing :)
Thank you so much Tracy. I’ve had a loooong day so to get a comment like this—- thank you!! It just turned my night into a good one. Thank you for taking the time to comment and I’m so thrilled that you are going out there and spreading some kindness. It makes me SO happy. Have an awesome night!
Amelia Rhodes says
What a great idea and so easy to do! I started a monthly Drop Everything and Encourage Day. I found it so easy to intend to contact others and encourage them but I’d get caught up in life and forget!
Love the cookie plate!
Here is what I did this month! http://alexfahey.blogspot.com/2013/03/my-monthly-rack.html
Amy Huntley says
Such a fun idea Mique!!
I have been doing one RAK a week…paying for someone’s meal in a drive-thru, leaving a Starbuck’s gift card inside a handwritten card on a friends doorstep, giving samples to my customers in fun little gift bags, etc…it’s just nice to make someone smile.
oh I love this idea Mique!
This is super-cute and I think your plate turned out great!
KC @ The Real Thing with the Coake Family says
I love this idea! I bet it is a real pick me up or fun surprise when you give it to someone.
Thanks KC! I know I’d love a treat just because! I hope my friends do too. Thanks for the comment. Have a fabulous day!
I actually really like the wiggly-ness of your handwriting on the plate! :-)
Thanks Cassie! It definitely looks handmade. ;) It was fun to make… can’t wait to make more. Have a great day!
nest of posies says
LOVE this idea, Mique! So sweet.
Thanks so much Kellie! xoxo