News Awards & Events Red Carpet Try This DIY: Perfect Party Plates for Your Awards Show Soireé By Jennifer Merritt Jennifer Merritt Instagram Twitter Jennifer Merritt wants to live in a world where typing counts as a workout and chocolate and peanut butter are considered food groups. As deputy editor for InStyle.com, she's interviewed everyone from Chelsea Clinton to Rob Lowe. When she's not writing and editing, she can be found endlessly (and fruitlessly) cleaning up after her toddler and falling asleep while reading. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on February 25, 2014 @ 03:20PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Courtesy The 86th Annual Academy Awards are this Sunday, and we here at the InStyle offices have plans to gather around the TV promptly at 5:30 p.m. EST for the red-carpet kickoff, prepared for the long (but fun!) night ahead with plenty of pizza and chocolate. And thanks to Jenni Radosevich at iSpyDIY, we'll be able to get into the spirit of the evening even more with these DIY gold-star plates. Radosevich came up with the idea especially for us, and once we saw the finished product, we immediately thought how perfect they'd be for Oscars night -- or any awards show celebration! If you're hosting a soireé this Sunday (or heck, even just looking to add some pizzazz to tired tableware) check out Radosevich's seven-step tutorial on how to create these party-perfect plates. MORE:Make It Yourself: DIY an Embellished Cross-body Bag in 7 StepsHow to Get Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence's American Hustle HairListen Up: Here's How to Say Lupita Nyong'o's Name 01 of 07 You'll Need: Courtesy Porcelain platesGold paint markerCut-out star stickersOvenScissors 02 of 07 Step 1 Courtesy Cut out your star sticker, then peel off the sticker surrounding the star and adhere to your plate. Repeat this step multiple times, placing stickers randomly or creating a pattern. 03 of 07 Step 2 Courtesy Next, color in the negative space with your gold paint pen to create the star shape. 04 of 07 Step 3 Courtesy After the paint dries, peel off the sticker to reveal your stars. 05 of 07 Step 4 Courtesy Bake your plate in an oven preheated to 425 degrees Fahrenheit to set the paint. Let cool completely. 06 of 07 Step 5 Courtesy Repeat steps 1-4 using different sticker shapes to create a full set. 07 of 07 Care Instructions Courtesy Hand wash.