Tuesday, August 30, 2011

DIY Footed Plate

Earlier this summer I made a decorative plate by stencilling a design on the back of a clear glass plate and then spray painting over it. As I've been working to make more accessories for my new blue dining room, I found myself wondering if I might be able to create a footed plate. I remembered Melissa's footed hurricane, so I decided to try her technique.

My materials were really cheap: a clear glass plate from IKEA (Item #201.379.12) for 99 cents and a glass candlestick from Dollar Tree. For $1.99, I figured I could take a chance, you know?

First I stencilled a design on the back of the plate, then spray painted right over the stencilled design, leaving the top of the plate untouched. I used Rust-oleum's Hammered Copper paint for this experiment. Then I used Gorilla Glue to attach the candlestick to the bottom of the plate.

You can see that I'm not very neat with Gorilla Glue. I need some more practice. When the glue was dry, I spray painted the candlestick.

And look! A footed plate!

Here's a side view:

Since the top of the plate is glass, it's food-safe. It'll require hand-washing, of course, but the glass surface is perfectly safe. I can just see it holding some of my favorite coconut shortbread cookies (recipe here).

For a total investment of $1.99 plus materials I had on hand, I'm thinking I might need another footed plate! I wouldn't do the copper look again, I don't think, but maybe white? What do you think?

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Katie said...

Inspired idea--love it!

Cathy said...

What paint did you use to stencil with? It's really pretty. I am inspired!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How cute are these!!!! I love them. Love the color also. Hugs, Marty

Missy said...

This looks great! Is it pretty sturdy with the gorilla glue?

Anonymous said...

It looks perfect! Thank you for everything.


Jen said...

What a terrific idea! It turned out very very cute. Did you guess...I love it!


Paula said...

This worked out perfectly and will be a great accessory for your dining room.

Anonymous said...

So cute & it looks like it cost way more! I could see christmas decor it too :-) Beautiful job.

Jemsmom said...

That is beautiful!!!! It looks like it is worth so much more than $1.99!

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

Wow, thanks for the shout-out! I can't believe this was $1.99~it looks like a million bucks :)

At The Picket Fence said...

I love it Richella! Thanks so much for sharing this fantastic and frugal project with us at Inspiration Friday!

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