Make an affordable Decorative Plate
Welcome Amy from Delineate Your Dwelling. I found Amy via our weekly link party and I love her style. She’s a creative DIY blogger who shares fun projects for the home.
Thanks so much for having me, Kami! I’m so excited to be here! Today, I’ll be sharing how I made this very Affordable Decorative Plate.
. Wooden Plate (Hobby Lobby)
. Brown Acrylic Paint
. White Paint Pen
. sponge brush
My very first step for this project was creating a light brown wash on my wooden plate. I bought it unfinished and thought it needed just a little color but didn’t want to do a full out stain. I mixed one part brown acrylic paint to two parts water.
Next, I had some fun doodling on scrap paper. (If you are not a big freehand drawer, you could Google a simple graphic or pattern, as your inspiration.) I, however, traced my plate onto a sheet of plain paper and decided the layout of my main flower images for this project.
Using my white paint pen, I painted on my main flower images. I, then, was able to start filling in the blank spaces with smaller flowers and leaves.
This plate only took me about an hour to complete (once the brown wash has dried) and is a great project to finish in one sitting.
I gave my plate a coat of clear sealer spray paint, but since I’m using this for decor purposes and not eating, that is not a necessary step.
I am so pleased with the way my plate turned out. The only item I had to purchase for this project was the plate that cost $7.99 at Hobby Lobby. I’ve seen decorative plates like this sell for quite a bit more at retail stores, which is why it’s always good to ‘give DIY a try’!
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Some of her favorite projects include:
A Planted Ampersand she put together for a spring Garden Party.
A Scrapbook Paper Doll house she crafted for her daughter’s birthday.
And a Happy Banner she created for a wonderful reminder that will hang in her soon to be updated Guest Room + Office space.
Thanks Amy! What a pretty plate. I love to doodle, so something like this is such a fun way to put it out on display!