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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Batter Up!

Posted by Merri Cvetan on Jul 13, 2017 4:28:49 PM
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Batter upBaseball season is in full swing. Whether you’re a fan of the pros, or cheer on a Little League team, there is always a celebration. Take your tailgate party to the next level with personalized dishes!

Batter up

Shop Goodwill for white plates. You can find a variety of sizes for as little as 50 cents.

Batter up

Batter up

Wash and dry the dishes. Then, using an upside down plate as your template, draw the stitching line with a red Sharpie marker.

Batter up

Next add the “V” stitches along the drawn lines. (Did you know that each ball has 108 stitches with the first and last completely hidden?) Bake the plates in a cool oven (200°) for 30 minutes to set the ink. Gently hand wash and dry the plates to maintain the design.

Players and fans alike will be wowed with your original dinnerware. You can personalize each plate with names and dates for special party favors.

Play ball!

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