Inspired by a project I’d seen done online, I decided to try my hand at creating some farmhouse plates and platters.  Nothing says farmhouse like farm animals and this is a quick and easy way to get the look!

You just need a handful of supplies to pull this off:

Start by washing the platters well and allow to dry.  While they’re drying, you can prepare the stamp by sanding the stamp surface.  This roughs up the surface so the ink will grab.

Decide which animal fits best based on the shape of the plate or platter.  Squirt the ink onto the stamp pad and use the pad to dab ink onto the stamp.  It takes a little bit of practice to figure out what is too much ink and what is not so practice on some paper before you stamp your plate.

 

 

 

 

Once inked, carefully place the stamp on the platter.  Use care not to move it and smudge the image.  Gently press all areas of the image and then gently remove.

And that’s it!  Allow the ink to dry and it’s ready for display!  The ink is not food safe so these should not be used for serving.  But aren’t they stinkin’ cute!!

Now the Farm Animal stamp isn’t the only stamp you could use!  The options are endless!  What would you do?