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New Year's DIY Clock Face Plates

Do you serve a traditional New Year's dish to bring prosperity and good luck?  Here in the South, one traditional dish is black eyed peas. To make them a little more fun and appealing, I made glitzy New Year's clock face plates on which to serve them.

Supplies used:

Clear glass plates
Clock face graphic
Mod Podge or white glue

Before we get started, I must give credit for the amazing clock face graphic to The Graphics Fairy.  Karen has a seemingly endless variety of graphics available free for your personal use and the one I used, along with two additional options, are found HERE.  You'll also find many shared project ideas for the free graphics she graciously provides.  Please check out her site - you will be impressed!

To create the clock face plate, I measured the diameter of the inside center of the clear plate.  These are salad plates, but dinner plates can easily be used by printing a larger clock face to fit the center area.  

This is the graphic I selected:

The Graphics Fairy

After printing the clock face on my color printer, I cut it out and applied Mod Podge to the front (clock face side) of the image.  Then, carefully placed it on the back side of the clear plate and used an old gift card to smooth out any air bubbles.  Let dry.  

The glue dries clear and only the gorgeous clock face image will be seen from the front side of the plate.  I'm loving the combination of black, cream and metallic gold tones.

Paired with gold chargers, the clock face really "pops" against the gold.  For texture ... a table centerpiece comprised of everything gold (repurposed from Christmas).  Will later add napkins, silverware and glasses to complete the tablescape.

This is a very quick project and adds a nice touch of glitz to New Year's.  The clock face images are certainly not permanent and can be removed quite easily by soaking in warm soapy water. 

For those with limited storage space, this can be a great alternative to buying occasion-specific dinnerware  - just use the same set of clear plates and change out the design with each holiday or occasion.  It really takes little time at all!

Wishing you a fun-filled and Happy New Year!!!

Many thanks to Karen at The Graphics Fairy and
Christine at Must Love Home for featuring this project!!!


  1. What a cute idea.. Thank you for sharing..
    I am from Ms.... so , as you know, we do the black eyed peas too.ha
    [and I really don't like come it couldn't have been pinto beans? hahaha]

  2. Oh Judy ... hubby doesn't like them, either! He forces himself to eat just one tiny bite of them for tradition's sake. Too funny!

  3. You're plates are so beautiful Carolyn! What a great idea!! Thanks so much for giving me credit for the image! I would love to feature these on my blog. If you're interested in being featured, just pop over to my site and use the "Submit" button at the top of the page, to enter your info.

    1. Would love to, Karen! I just submitted it to you. Thanks so much and thank you again for providing the image!

  4. Visiting from Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy.

    I am SO making several of these for my daughter's 13th birthday coming up in February. She is NUTZ about clocks and watches. She's got over 40.

    1. Would love to see pics of them, LuAnn! They will be so cute for a birthday celebration - happy 13th to your daughter!

  5. Such a cute idea and yes, the Graphics Fairy is amazing, isn't she? I have several of her botanical prints in my foyer. Happy New Year!

    1. Oh my, yes! Such beautiful and amazing images are shared at Graphics Fairy. Your botanical prints look awesome, too. Happy New Year, Lisa!!!

  6. Beautiful, Carolyn! Happy New Year!

  7. This is an amazing idea. This way you can have plates for any occassion and not worry about storage.

  8. Hello Pretty Lady and Happy Holidays!! What a wonderful project. You have been Pinned, Tweeted and Posted to facebook! Your post will be featured this week at the Friday Favorites Link Party. Here is link to this weeks party... The partygoes live Thursday at 7PM. I hope to see your there...Hugs - Christine at Must Love Home

  9. Hi, Christine! How fun! I'll pop over this evening and check it out, along with all the great ideas that are always shared at your wonderful party. Thanks so much for featuring the New Year's plates!! See you there and Happy New Year!


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