A plate filled with love

Mother's Day gift idea: custom silhouette plateOf course we want to make sure that each and every mom is treated like the goddess she is on Mother’s Day, but it’s also important to make sure that grandmas are not overlooked. After all, they had a little something to do with each of us being parents, right?



These custom silhouette portrait plates, from Aedriel Originals–also featured in our Mother’s Day Gift Guide by the way–are a great alternative to the plain old framed picture option. And at a great price too. Just mail the artist a photo (the more contrast the better), pick your rim color and design and she’ll turn it into a one-of-a-kind keepsake, perfect for commemorating the apple of her eye.

If you’ve got more than one kid order one for each, or go in with your siblings and take on the whole brood. Grandma can hang them on her wall and add an updated plate every few years (or whatever your family’s reproduction schedule seems to be) to create a really cool collection. Granted, it’s harder to schlep around than a brag book, but what loving grandmother wouldn’t love to have these to show off? -Betsy

Order your custom silhouette portrait plate at Aedriel Originals on Etsy. Do it soon, they’re handmade so turnaround is 2-3 weeks. You’ll also find custom monogram plates and more.

Congratulations to lucky winner, Becky W!

Betsy Cadel is a blogger and marketing consultant, and a former contributor to Cool Mom Picks

97 Comments

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Erin

    I really like the blue scallopped design, as shown on her etsy site! (We are Carolina people, so it would match the rest of the house :)) These are adorable – I really like how she put the hairbow “ontop” of the girl’s ponytail. Too cute, as always!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Kristin

    I like the one with blue trim around the edges. There are truly some Beautiful plates in her store!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Meghann

    These plates are gorgeous! I’ve been wanting to get a silhouette of my daughter done for awhile now – this is the perfect time.

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Jennie Blum

    Please pick me. Silhouettes are my favorite. We have three girls.

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    barbara

    I love the design on the “Abigail” plate – the scallops with the delicate polka dots. So cute!!!

    A set of these would be great grandparent gifts too.

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Joanna

    I love Aedriel’s plates. I think the blue scalloped one would go beautifully in my house. Such a talent that I feel lucky to have found-

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Kathy

    These are beautiful!! I really love the Sage green color Scalloped design.

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Jessica

    I love the robins egg blue color with the scalloped design. It matches my daughter’s eyes. These plates are really creative and cute!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Theresa

    I *love* the blue scalloped design. So cute!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    israel y

    my favorite is the one with solid licorice black rim

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Sarah Sabatino

    I like the blue one best as well. What a creative take on silhouettes!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    AngelaP

    I love the blue scallopped design you featured here. My favorite color is blue, so I would love to see my litte guy’s silhouette on this plate!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Brittany

    These are beautiful! If I were to win, I’d definitely want the girl’s silhouette with pink scalloped edges. Thanks for the neat find, Cool Mom Picks!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Sarah Schroeder

    These plates are gorgeous! I like the sage green with a scalloped edge! Great find!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Idaho Jill

    scalloped sage green sounds perfect, thanks!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    BettyC

    I like the one that you’ve pictured here the best.
    What a delightful thing to have!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    anne

    The plates are lovely and unique. The blue scalloped design is wonderful. thanks for this great giveaway.

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Amy

    I love the blue scalloped/dotted design, but how about in sage green? Awesome. I have new twins and I love the idea of old fashion silhouette pics.

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    AliceH

    Beautiful plates! I love all of the designs but for my son I’d probably choose the blue scallop edge with black dots. The red is beautiful too though. Thanks for the chance!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Michelle

    The choices of color & design are all very very cute! I’d probably pick robin’s egg blue or the cotton candy pink. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the silhouette portraits & have been wanting to get one done for a while now! Great giveaway!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Kristen

    Really love these….my favorite, the Abigail design (blue scalloped)

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Charissa

    I might ask about doing the sage green or yellow scalloped border if I will – what a reasonable and sweet idea!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    pam

    I like the turquoise trim with the black dots.

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Katrina

    I like the plate with blue trim with the bow tie in the girls hair. It’s adorable and would love to have it personalized with my daughters name, Isabella.

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Alison

    Oh my goodness! I LOVE this!
    We are hoping that we’re pregnant with our third and I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to give my parents two plates with our first two kids’ silhouettes and then a third blank plate!

    SUCH a GREAT gift idea!!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Julie

    I love the blue scallopped edges. Would love this for my daughter!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Christie

    WOW those are so cute and would look great on almost any wall!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Nikki

    These are great. Love the red trim, it’s my favorite color.

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Barbara

    Wow so cool. I would love to win this. Barbara

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Emily M

    I *love* the Emelia Bird Special Day plate!!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Rachel O'Connor

    oh.my.gosh!! I love all of these, but my fave would be the one you featured, the silhouette plate…I want to buy one for myself!! ADORABLE!!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Nikki Fraser

    They are all beautiful! Wishing I had more kids!! I would love the sage green scalloped!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Michelle G

    I like the turquoise scalloped design with the little black dots (just like the one shown on your site). michellemarch07@gmail.com

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Lily S.

    I would pick the solid blue edge with a silhouette of my son. This would be the perfect gift for my mother, the color would go beautifully with her home decor and this would be a unique addition to the multitude of images of her grandson she already has hanging in her home!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Lark

    I love the blue scalloped design. My mother would love one of her grandson. :)

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Pam

    Love them all! But really like the silhouettes best.

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Alice S

    I love the scalloped edge on the silhouette plate. I can’t decide between the blue and green colors, but leaning towards robin egg blue.

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Lesli C

    I LOVE the Abigail plate with cotton candy pink trim-so sweet!! Perfect for my little girls!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Leslie S

    My Mom had these done of me and my sisters when we were little. I’d LOVE to give her a plate with my son’s silhouette for Mother’s Day! I like the lemon yellow, polka dotted edge the best.

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Katie

    I love the solid black “Andrew” design!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Melanie arroyo

    This is a great gift !!!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Eryn

    I love these. My favorite is the black scalloped.

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Carolyn

    I’d chose the blue scalloped plate for my son’s cutie patutie profile!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    annmarie

    I really love the polka dot one with abigail…it would match my daughter’s room perfectly!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Elizabeth

    I like the design on the “Abigail” plate – the scallops with the polka dots, in red for Grandma. Thanks!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Alicia P.

    I would love to win The Silhouette Portrait Collection- Small Plate with the polka-dots … these are so great!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Liz Skokan

    Love the blue scallop plate, but when it has your child on aren’t they all awesome?

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Liz Skokan

    Love the blue scallop plate, but when it has your child on aren’t they all awesome?

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Gillian Schaadt

    I love the blue scalloped edge design. The birthday cake plate is also adorable!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Lisa

    This would be great for grandma! We like all the colors, but maybe a scalloped red or robin’s egg blue.

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    LeeAnne

    I love the black silouhette with the solid red trim. Gorgeous!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Kate Awad

    I love the solid black. My mom has something similar of herself from when she was a little girl.

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Marci

    I like the Silhouette Portrait Collection scalloped design in cotton candy pink.

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Sharon

    Definitely the blue scalloped edging, to match my girl’s baby blues!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Ashley Larish

    I love the scalloped cotton candy pink!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Amber

    I love the blue scalloped edge! This is such a great idea. I remember doing silhouettes in elementary school art class… ah, the memories!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Leah

    I love the small plate with the solid black rim. And I love how she even captures the little boys’ long eyelashes. :) My son Wesley would look adorable as a silhouette. (But maybe I’m biased…)

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Allison S

    I love the red scalloped edge!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Jeannine

    Love the blue scalloped design.

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Trisha

    What a GREAT idea!! Just had twins would love to give one to my mom!! Thanks for the idea!!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Amelia

    Sour apple green polka dots!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    AustinMochi

    The red scalloped plate is adorable. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Jadie

    My favorite is the robin’s egg blue scalloped rim like on the Abigail plate. I have been wanting to do this for my daughter for a long time, it’s too cute! My mom would love it :)

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Cindi

    Hello! Another fabulous Mother’s Day Prize
    Giveaway. I had her shop favored from before!
    I have sons, so the young child silhouetter
    would be my favorite choice!
    Many thanks to you and the artist…..
    Cindi

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Kelly

    I would like the sage green scalloped edge.

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Rebecca

    i love the polka dot edge plate! adorable.

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Kellie Eckhardt

    Blue scalloped please

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Corisa

    I love the boy example with the solid black trim. I have black and white plates on my kitchen wall.

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Corisa

    I love the boy example with the solid black trim. I have black and white plates on my kitchen wall.

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Patti

    I like the sage with the scalloped in design with the small polka dots. I love your site!!!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Sandra

    I LOVE the plate with the blue scallops! It would be perfect for my daughter. The example even looks like my daughter… love it!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Liz

    I love the design you’ve featured here. Beautiful! (I’ve ordered 2 plates from her in the past–personalized Birthday Collection plates for my niece and nephew–and the quality is AMAZING!)

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Catherine

    I also love the solid licorice “Andrew” design. These are wonderful!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Abby

    I like the red with the bumps. I love the giveaways!

    Thanks!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Melissa Lennon

    I love the scalloped design in robin’s egg blue. Beautiful!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Ashley

    Oh I love all of her creations! My favorite silhouette plate would be the small plate with the sage green scallop border. I also love her birthday plates!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Michelle Rosborough

    I like the purple dots one

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Ellen Jewell

    While I LOVE the Abigail plate, I think I like the Mary Margaret one the best, although I really like the one with the black dots. They are all beautiful.

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Allison K

    I like the scalloped design in sage green!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Lisa L

    I like the Sage Green with Solid rim design!

  • Reply April 20, 2010

    Jill

    Oh, it’s so hard to choose! I think I’d go with the black solid rim…. but sage green scallops would be beautiful, too…

  • Reply April 21, 2010

    kelli

    Scalloped Sage Green. Pretty!

  • Reply April 21, 2010

    Crystal

    What a fabulous idea! I love the whimsy of the black polka dot plate.

  • Reply April 21, 2010

    trixx

    The robin’s egg blue with scallop/polka dot design is my fave!

  • Reply April 21, 2010

    Carie

    With baby #3 on the way I better get going on plates for #1 & 2! I think the yellow polka dots would go best in my kitchen, or my mom’s! Great find.

  • Reply April 21, 2010

    Elizabeth K

    Beautiful! The scalloped in sage is perfect.

  • Reply April 21, 2010

    Genoa Sperske

    I love the design of the “Abigail” plate. I’m going to e-mail the easy page to my husband as a hint for Mother’s Day.

  • Reply April 21, 2010

    Dana G

    I love the scalloped sage green!

  • Reply April 21, 2010

    Tish Spearman

    What an amazing idea! I love the all but especially the one with the sage green border. Thanks for finding and sharing the site.

  • Reply April 21, 2010

    Kathy O

    I just adore sage green! My entire living room is that color! This would be great in my hallway with my family picture collage!

  • Reply April 21, 2010

    Amy H

    I LOVE the “Mary Margaret” design with the red scallop design. What a cool item.

  • Reply April 21, 2010

    Traci

    I love the sage green scalloped border!

  • Reply April 21, 2010

    Jill

    LOVE this!!! My favorite is the black scalloped…what a great mother’s day gift!

  • Reply April 21, 2010

    Lisa Brenner

    I love the little boy plate. I have 2 adorable boys

  • Reply April 21, 2010

    Aurelie

    Absolutely love the scalloped blue (Abigail) design! So sweet! Would be a perfect present for my goddaughter (or my own daughter!).

  • Reply April 21, 2010

    Becky

    Love the one with the blue trim.

  • Reply April 22, 2010

    Jennifer Burrows

    Luuuuvvv these plates…I would love to get these done for my four kids.

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