Monday, June 28, 2010

Make It: Serving Dishes

I started out with a variety of clear glass plates, bowls, and votives from IKEA.  If you don't have an IKEA around, try a Dollar Store or another discount store for cheap glass dishes.  I think I spent about $6 for everything seen here:

{pic of loot}

Play around with stacking them to see what configurations are available.  Try different heights of votives and different sizes of plates and bowls for the most options.  I decided on these stacked configurations:

{pic of stacking before painting}

Next decide what paint colors you'd like to use.  I wanted to use some neutral colors so I chose white and champagene colored paint.

{pic of paint cans}

In a well ventilated area on a not so humid day, paint the backs of the bowls and plates and the inside of the votive.  By painting the back/inside you have back painted glass which looks great!

Use E6000 glue to glue your stacks together.

Set your table for a party and enjoy the compliments you get from your great looking serving dishes!  Because it's so inexpensive to make, try different colors like fuschia and violet or aqua and lime green depending on the occasion!  You don't have to tell them you just spent $6 and a little bit of time!  That can be our little secret!

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