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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