If you are like me, you are in the midst of the holiday entertaining season. I just love this time of year because I enjoy decorating the house. I love to peruse all of the catalogues of beautiful decorating and entertaining ideas for inspiration. This year, one of the things that caught my eye was this serving dish from the Crate and Barrel catalogue.
I decided to try to recreate it myself, so I headed to the store to find a plain white plate. I found a couple at Big Lots for $3.00 and $3.50. It would have been cheaper if I had waited for a coupon, but I decided to just pay the current price. I did not have time to come back after work when the coupon sale started. Anyhow, here is the plate before:
I made two plates but did not photocopy the round one before (oops!). I purchased some painter markers from the craft store in gold and silver. These markers are non-toxic.
Then, I started drawing on the plate. I chose to draw freehanded, because I wanted I like the look of hand painted.
Here is how the square plate looked when finished.
I decided to do trees and snowflakes on the round plate.
And here are both of them:
I have washed it a couple of times by hand and the paint has remained on the plate. If I decide to give it to someone, I would recommend hand washing only. To see my other frugal decorating ideas, check out my recent posts:
I am sharing this at Debbiedoo’s Holiday Knock Off Decoration party.
Would you try this?