Bake-It-Forward Plate

IMG_0853This is actually a repost from last year’s Pennywise Presents series.  But I just love making these Bake-It-Forward plates. It contains a poem on it encouraging the recipient to bake something and continue the passing of goodies.

{Originally posted December of 2009}

I am really excited about this project.  With all the baking and sweet treats that seem to engulf this month I thought this would be a wonderful tradition to begin.  It is a Bake It Forward plate!  What you do is you make this plate, add goodies and give it away.  When the recipient finishes the goodies there is poem underneath telling them to do the same and “Bake-It-Forward.”  How fun is that?!?!

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This idea came to me while my usually-wonderful-sleeper-of-a-daughter decided to host an all-night crib party.  Around 2 a.m. I got this idea.  I have to tell you this happens a lot but much of the time I wake up the next morning and think the idea is so dumb, but this one actually stuck.  So thank you Kayla!

The cool part about this particular plate is that I received it with some goodies on it when I met one of my followers, Cheri when I was in Georgia last July.  She had it filled with the most deeeevine granola bars.  So now I get to Bake-It-Forward!

Supplies:

Plate (I got some from Goodwill for $.25-$1.00)

Envirotex Lite (Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Amazon) $7-$10 on sale

Mod Podge (any craft store) $2

Foam brush $.20

Scrapbook Paper $.25

Bake it Forward Poem (don’t knock my poetic abilities!)

 

1.  Open the poem (right click on the link to save it to your desktop) and size it so that it will fit on your plate.  Print it on the scrapbook paper of your choice. 

2.  Next cut the paper down to the size of the plate.  The first one I did happened to be a 6” square so that was easy.  If you have a circle plate you will have to use a compass or a circle cutter to cut out the paper.

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3.  Using a foam brush and Mod Podge (any sheen will do) spread a thin, even coat of decoupage glue onto the back of the paper.

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4.  Press the poem into the plate and burnish (press really hard) the paper making sure there are no air bubbles.  Let it dry.

5.  Put two coats of Mod Podge on it (drying in between coats).  It is really important that you seal the entire piece of paper.  If you don’t the resin will seep through and darken spots on the paper and it won’t look as nice.  Note: If you see bubbles form put some Mod Podge on your finger and press it out.

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6.  Once the Mod Podge is dry prepare your resin ACCORDING TO THE MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS.  That is very important — believe me!  Make sure you use a container and spoon that you can throw away.

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7.  Pour the resin onto the poem.  It is self-leveling so it should spread to the sides by itself.  If it doesn’t – use a plastic utensil to spread it.

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8.  Let it sit for 5 minutes.  At that time all the air bubbles will rise to the surface.

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9. Take a long lighter and wave the flame over the top (touching the resin slightly) and the bubbles will disappear.  I usually babysit the resin for 30 minutes and use the lighter once more if necessary to get all the bubbles out.

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10.  Let it dry overnight.  Meanwhile, bake your signature dessert and think of who you can give a sweet blessing to.  In the morning the resin will have cured.  Make sure you only hand wash this plate.  Now add some yummers and give it away.

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If you have none of the supplies on hand you could purchase about 5-7 plates and have enough of the resin to do all of them.  So it should cost you no more than $3 a plate. 





Comments

  1. Jenglamgirl says:

    THIS IS SO CUTE, I love the bake it forward plates.. such a fun thing to do!

  2. You are one creative lady! Love this idea!

    pk @ Room Remix

  3. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    That is awesome!!!! :)

  4. LOVE this idea!!! LOVE, LOVE it! I will be doing this!!! Thanks!

  5. ilovemy5kids says:

    Just darling…I might just have to use this idea! Besides anything that involves "fire" is just a fun school project!

    Blessings to you,
    lana @ ilovemy5kids

  6. The Short Mom says:

    What a sweet idea and I love the tutorial!

  7. Lynn from For Love or Funny says:

    I always wondered how I could make a plate like that. Thanks for teaching me!

  8. PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood says:

    What a fun, fantabulous idea. Thanks for sharing!
    Living it up at Lakewood,
    Cindy

  9. something I could totally do… and will do once I get to Michaels to get some of that Envirotex Lite and a new Mod Podge cause mine is dried shut (unspeakable to you I'm sure!). Thanks for the idea. I'm going to do the elf thing to but at Target I got a sweet felt Angel instead.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I love this idea, and the poem too! Very cute, I'll definitely be doing this!

  11. Clean and Classic Interiors says:

    What a great idea! You are so creative! I laughed out loud at Kayla's all night crib party – I wish I could think of it that way when it happens!

  12. Cute, Beckie! I like it alot… this is something you could just do for fun too. That way they don't have to return the plate to you!!! : )

    Resin makes me nervous though. : )

  13. LOVE this idea. It's great for anytime of the year too. So fun, Thanks! And I love the 2 am ideas, they are always the best!

  14. AGH!!!! BAKE IT FORWARD! Who knew?!

    Well…I guess…you did, right?

    I love it! Project!!!!!

  15. Oh, and just to give you an idea….mod podge here is $5. $5!!!!!

    Wait, you knew that, too! Anyway….thanks for the great idea!

  16. Heidi Pocketbook says:

    Love this idea and can't wait to use it!

  17. asnipofgoodness says:

    You did it again, a classy gift that I would be proud to give. Thanks again!

  18. Colleen @ MuralMaker&More says:

    You had me at ModPodge, but lost me with the resin. Never used it. Easy? Looks great!
    Was going to email you, but I love comments – figured you do too.
    When you can, check out my Mural Registry – so excited! Been working on it for a while and now it's up and running.
    Are you on FB? I'll check.
    Great project, btw, as always.

  19. Colleen @ MuralMaker&More says:

    You had me at ModPodge, but lost me with the resin. Never used it. Easy? Looks great!
    Was going to email you, but I love comments – figured you do too.
    When you can, check out my Mural Registry – so excited! Been working on it for a while and now it's up and running.
    Are you on FB? I'll check.
    Great project, btw, as always.

  20. Colleen @ MuralMaker&More says:

    You had me at ModPodge, but lost me with the resin. Never used it. Easy? Looks great!
    Was going to email you, but I love comments – figured you do too.
    When you can, check out my Mural Registry – so excited! Been working on it for a while and now it's up and running.
    Are you on FB? I'll check.
    Great project, btw, as always.

  21. Colleen @ MuralMaker&More says:

    You had me at ModPodge, but lost me with the resin. Never used it. Easy? Looks great!
    Was going to email you, but I love comments – figured you do too.
    When you can, check out my Mural Registry – so excited! Been working on it for a while and now it's up and running.
    Are you on FB? I'll check.
    Great project, btw, as always.

  22. Mod Podge Amy says:

    Yay, I love it!

  23. This is a great idea but I think I'll use a clear plate and modpodge the poem to the back of the plate – that way I won't have to worry about the resin. You can easily get clear plates anywhere, WalMart, Christmas Tree Shoppe, Salvation Army, etc.

  24. Maria Stahl says:

    I have some of that resin around here someplace – didn't know what else to do with it. Now I do.

    (I hope it's still good.)

    Got mine at Dickblick.com.

  25. Just found the present for my coworkers – thanks!!

  26. done! and I linkey linkeyed you!

  27. Genius! This is a great idea to start around and watch where it ends up! Thanks (and i always LOVE a good excuse to use resin :)

  28. this is fantastic! I may give this one a try. :D

  29. heather_delynn says:

    What size Envirotex (how many ounces) did you buy that yielded 5-7 plates? I just want to make sure I have plenty before I get started :) Thanks!

  30. I truly love this idea, thank you so much for sharing xxx

  31. MYGOSH!! This is the cutest thing EVER! I wish I knew howt send it to Craftgossip.com

  32. Jenn Erickson says:

    I've never heard of this concept before, and think it's positively wonderful! I love it. What a perfect way to share and give, and spread love throughout one's community!

  33. Charlene from Art As You Like It says:

    Is the Resin considered food safe?

  34. So very cute! I will making this for sure!

  35. shopannies says:

    love this idea it would be so much fun to make and give and thus the cycle begins

  36. This is a really cute idea! You get to pass on baked goodies and you're doing a good deed for people as the plate gets passed on. How fun!

  37. Southern Fried Gal says:

    So cute. I'm bookmarking this idea. Thanks for sharing!

  38. I *love* this!!! Thanks for sharing.

  39. Amy @ Journey Mum says:

    Ok, this is a great idea. :) I actually already have a plate that would be perfect for this! I can see it being a really fun tradition between close friends.

  40. Christina @ The Tattered Tag says:

    What a great idea for making sharing that much more special!

    http://thetatteredtag.blogspot.com

  41. Wonderfully creative and caring idea. I'm sure it is going to catch on and take off like gang-busters. Good for you!

  42. Hi Beckie,
    I work with Imperial Sugar Co. which is sponsoring a program called Bake It Forward. If you or any of your readers would like tins for their Bake It Forward project (it'll save time on making those plates!), please email your request to [email protected].

    You can learn more about Bake It Forward at http://www.bakeitforward.com. We've also got a Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/bakeitforward.

  43. Love it!

    I love the idea of also mod podging it from the back on a clear plate!

    going to share this with my Facebook readers!

  44. Hey! I LOVE resin projects. I don't know if you know, but a blow dryer works just as well to bring the bubbles out, just set it on low blow with high heat or the resin will get EVERYWHERE! Try it next time you have a resin project if you haven't already!

  45. Shannon says:

    Love this idea… but I cant get the link to the poem to work…

    Can you please email it to me? TIA!

  46. I LOVE this idea, but is the resin food safe? I saw that someone else had asked, but I didn’t see a response.

    Thanks so much,

    Robin : )

    • Technically it isn’t but I have had mine for years and put food on it. If you are concerned I would just add some plastic wrap over the top before you give it to someone. I hope that helps.

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