Make an Unforgettable and Delicious Gift This Holiday

Giving an incredible handmade gift can be easy, and doesn't have to take much time from your busy holiday schedule. This season, design a keepsake plate and take advantage of the firing time to whip up some cookies in the kitchen for a special gift that will last beyond the last scrumptious bite.

5 tips for creating quick plates:

1. Apply wash to your mold before getting started on your fused design. This will allow plenty of time for multiple coats to dry before it is time to slump.

2. Using two pre-cut circles (available in 90 COE or 96 COE) as the base of your plate makes it the right thickness for a full fuse, so you can focus on adding details instead of cutting glass.

3. Fusible pre-cut shapes (available in 90 COE or 96 COE) and millefiori (available in 90 COE or 96 COE) make creating fast. Fun designs will add color and personality; all you have to do is arrange them! Note: Don't forget to match your COE.

4. Add details or holiday greetings with Glassline Pens. Looking for an easier way to apply it? Write your message on paper with black marker; place your base glass on top and trace. If it's hard to see, a light box can make tracing easier.

5. Decals, fusible photo paper and dichroic slide offer unique ways to customize your art. Whether showcasing a favorite photo in sepia, accenting your art with full-color enamel decals, dressing up your design with gold decals, or cutting intricate dichroic designs, these products all save time because they can be cut to size with scissors or paper punches.

Cookie Plate

Wrapping is simple just arrange cookies on the plate, center it on cellophane and gather with ribbon. Your gift is sure to delight. Looking for some new cookie recipes to try this year? Click here for a few favorites from your friends at Delphi.

Used in the completed plate shown: #11802 10 Clear Pre-Cut Circles (2 layers), #30305 1-1/2 Holly Leaves and Berries Pre-Cut (1 package), Red Glassline Pens, accented with #5175G Gold Firing Pen
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Karina Foster

Karina Foster

Karina Foster been at Delphi since 1998. She started in customer service and later transferred to the merchandising department where she currently works to create Delphi catalogs and marketing materials. She is also responsible for Delphi's e-Commerce program. In addition, Karina is a talented glass artist. She has always loved art in any form, and has a self-proclaimed "over-stuffed" home art studio to prove it.