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HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON DISHES

I am a bit of a dish fanatic. The first time I said that to someone in the aisles of Homegoods, she giggled, leaned in, and said, “Me too.”

I love salad-sized plates and appetizer plates for the holidays and seasons. But I am thrifty so I like to find deals to save money on dishes and still have fun with tablescapes.

.Over the last few years, I have found a few tips to save money on dishes and tabletops.

SETS TO SAVE MONEY ON PLATES

  • Shop clearance, Goodwill and a Dollar Store for seasonal plates
  • Goodwill has year-round dishware for us dish hoarders!
  • Tuesday Morning
  • Shop estate and garage sales for glass and holiday theme plates and dishes.
  • Shop the clearance tab at your favorite online stores.
  • I found my  glass plates here

STOCK UP

  • Stock up on oil-based Sharpies
  • Spray paint
  • Tracing templates

With a small stack of glass plates I freehanded a few plates with hearts.

PLATES OR PLATTERS

These appetizer appetizer-size glass plates are Made in America. The glass makes them easy to clean if I make a mistake or sneeze midway through spelling merry.

All you need is a stack of glass plates (salad or dinner size), mugs, bowls, and oil-based Sharpies.

Here is the tutorial on how to paint with oil-based Sharpies.

The best part is when the next holiday or season arrives, you can soak these plates in soapy water, and ta-da- you have a blank plate pallet!

I have a collection of spray paints for different seasons.

For a fun twist, spray or paint the back side of the glass plate (no food served on that side) and you have a navy plate for the summer red, white, and blue holidays.

The blue plate below is painted with Hale Navy leftover from these paint projects.

HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON DISHES

TIPS

If using oil-based markers here is the tutorial for the design to “set.”

CRAFT STAPLES HERE

I uploaded a video to my YouTube channel. You can watch the tutorial here.

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  1. Great tips! I’ll head over to YT later to watch your video.

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