Santa’s Cookie Plate

by Aubrey on December 16, 2009

The excitement of Santa Claus coming this year has been discovered by my 3 1/2 year old.  When friends and neighbors ask if anyone is coming to visit us over Christmas (and they mean family, because we live far from them all) she immediately replies with a grin, “Santa Claus!”  To get ready for Santa we of course have to have cookies for him.  I thought it would be fun to make a plate for us to use as a tradition each year.  This is what we came up with!  My daughter had a great time making it!


  • clear glass plate
  • fabric – enough to cover the plate
  • Mod Podge
  • paintbrush
  • newspaper
  • something to stick the plate on while drying  (I used a cup)
  • scissors

Before beginning, make sure your plate is clean.  I recommend putting newspaper under the plate to keep from getting Mod Podge on the table.

  1. Paint the back of the plate generously with Mod Podge.
  2. Get the fabric a little wet and then lay it on the plate.  Generously paint the fabric with Mod Podge.
  3. Prop your plate up on a cup or something to lift it off the table.  Cut the fabric around the edge of the plate.
  4. Run fingers all around the plate to get the air bubbles out.  Also, run your fingers around the edge to make sure the fabric is pressed to the end well.  Let it dry.

Isn’t it adorable!  I’m excited to be able to use it year after year.

(p.s. Do not submerge in water or put in the dishwasher!  Hand wash the top only!)

We put cookie cutter brownies on Santa’s Plate for the picture above because we had them as we are making them for neighbor treats.  I’m too lazy to do the whole sugar cookie thing so I decided to do something a little different this year.  I made  sheet cake brownies and dusted them with powdered sugar.  After the brownies cooled, we used cookie cutters to cut Christmas shapes.  We filled our plates with the Christmas brownies and then used Suzanne’s idea, and poured white chocolate in the cookie cutter to top off our delicious neighbor gift.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Maria December 16, 2009 at 5:58 am

What a stinking cute idea Aubrey! It looks like it came that way. Santa is going to want to take the plate with him. :) This would be a fun idea for us to do at joy school hmmmm.


Destri December 16, 2009 at 8:23 am

Aubrey, that turned out sooooo cute.
And I love the idea of cutting out the brownie’s with cookie cutters, it is something the kids can do to be a part of the fun!


Taska December 16, 2009 at 11:07 am


This is such a very cute idea. I love it and am going to do it!!
Destri, This website is very cute. I’ve bookmarked it. I am building my own website currently for my business and I am realizing how much work it takes. So, I’m very impressed.
Good Luck! I’ll be back to check up.


Cheryl Ashton December 18, 2009 at 4:01 pm

really cute idea


Suzanne December 19, 2009 at 8:01 am

Aubrey this is so cute. I bet your little one is loving all these crafts she gets to do. What a fun plate to give away for a gift with cookies on it too.


Margo December 22, 2009 at 11:24 am

Love the plate. So festive! My nephews got concerned for Santa’s reindeer one Christmas, so ever since then, when they leave out cookies for Santa they place carrots alongside for the reindeer too. Fun tradition.


Jackie December 16, 2010 at 6:35 am

I have been making plates like these for almost 20 years. I not only make Christmas but other holiday ones. The only thing I do different is I put a second material on the back with the picture side facing out. Just gives it a little extra thickness. They make awesome gifts.


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