How about you save them up for Christmas and give them out as the worst Secret Santa ever? Or, if you like extreme sports, while the sun is shining this summer take them down to the park and have a dangerous game of Frisbee. Warning: plates are not recommended for use with dogs that have teeth. If you do have pets you could recycle the plates as dog food bowls of course. Dogs don’t tend to be fussy what they eat off, and I’m thinking of packaging a few up and sending to the Royal corgis.If you have friends who tend to borrow things and never bring them back, or you like to makes pies, cakes and pastries and give them to friends but never get the plates back – a stock of Princess plates would be perfect. You can give them away willy nilly and never worry that the plates will fail to come home. Similarly, if you take things into work to share with colleagues, you can use these plates for that purpose and again it won’t matter whether they go walkies. Alternatively, drill a few holes and create a cake stand!
If you like to have ‘proper’ crockery when you go camping or on picnics, these Baby Princess plates are perfect for this job. It won’t matter if they get broken and they’re more eco-friendly than plastic plates.
What about the current vogue for ‘shabby chic’? To my mind this has to be one of the dullest fads around. Get a load of cheap new stuff that’s poorly made and pretend it’s vintage by calling it ‘shabby chic.’ If you know someone who is into this kind of stuff why not create them a shabby chic picnic basket. Go to a fabric shop and buy a square of red and white check gingham. Line a box or a basket with the fabric. Add some Royal Princess plates and et voila. Ready-made shabby chic. Attach a Cath Kidstone tag and you’re sorted. You can sell the whole thing for an exorbitant price in a high end shop in an arboretum too, no doubt.
What about using plates as art resources? Even if you don’t want to use them yourself you could hand them onto the local primary school. Besides hanging plates as art (maybe not in this case) you can recycle them to use in several projects. The plates need to be broken (that’s the fun part) and then for safety sake you can file the edges. Glue the backs (or the fronts) onto things … could be your wall, inside or outside, a table top or into picture or mirror frames.Mosaics are a great way to recycle broken plates. You can decorate the entire surface of a coffee table or picture frame with pieces of Royal Princess plates. You could take an old wine bottle or colourful vase and artistically place pieces of your plates over these. You can cut and re-paint plates if you want to and then file the edges down. Use beads, marbles, pebbles, seashells or even artificial flowers. Add to your plate collection by shopping in charity shops. Create beautiful displays. You can cover a stepping stone for the garden, create a lamp base for your living room, the world is your oyster. All you need is a pair of tile nippers and some glue and some coloured grout. Check out this video for some more advice
You can also transform your plates into jewellery by cutting them into shapes and filing the edges. Decorate with metallic markers and add beads etc. Add a drop of heavy duty glue to the back and attach an earring back. Ta dah!Finally, the most fun you can have with the Joblot of 50 Royal Princess 2013 Celebration plates would have to be to take up plate spinning. Check out Coach Bob right here – Coach Bob who can show you how it’s done. He looks like a 118 118 commercial reject but the video is actually really fun and informative. Then when you think ‘hey, that looks easy’ have a look at this truly awesome display of plate spinning from the Chinese – the Beijing Acrobat Show from 2007. Just wow!
What else can you do with our Princess plates? What would you do with one? Let us know ;p