Tuesday, August 30

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

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

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

  4. It looks perfect! Thank you for everything.


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


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

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

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

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

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


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