today is a short break in the Guest Posting Extravaganza so I can show off some Martha Stewart awesomeness….guest posters take back over tomorrow….
I was recently sent some of the Martha Stewart craft paint line to review – wowza, this stuff is amazing! It’s made for all surface types – – here’s the scoop:
Transform everything from curtains to glassware to flower pots with the first multi-surface craft paint available! Martha Stewart Crafts™ premium acrylic paints provide superior coverage for all fabric, wood, glass, ceramic, plastic, and metal craft projects.
Did you read that – multi-surface paint – works on anything!! So I thought about what to do and thought it would be genius to make some holiday dishes. After formulating my plan and getting started, I noticed that it wasn’t my own genius idea, but that I probably saw the package and the idea seeped into my subconscious – see, they painted mugs too:
But I really thought I came up with the idea – oh well, it’s still a great one! I don’t have any holiday dishes, and it seems like a big splurge to buy some. So why not make your own. First, scour the thrift store for something appropriate – I was thinking glass cups at first, but then I found these plates, whole pile for $1.50 total:
and these mugs, on a different shelf and stamped different on the bottom, but looked like the matched the plates to me – the mugs were $1 for the set (if I remember right):
So for less than $3, I have a whole Holiday Plate Set (setting for 6 – a couple of the plates were chipped) – not bad!!
I used the foam stencil from the set packaging I showed above – it’s genius!! it’s a foam sticker, so it worked great on the curve of the mug and lip of the plate. If you’ve ever tried to stencil on a curved surface, you know it’s impossible – until now! My snowflakes were so crisp – a friend said they looked like vinyl stickers, not painted on, because they had such clean lines. By the end, my stencil did get a little gummed up, but I used it about 15 times on each set of dishes, so it got lots of use!
On the plates I used some of the glitter paint to go over the snowflakes – you can kind of see it in this picture – just added that touch of sparkle (the one in the middle is showing the glitter):
And then I also added little dots of silver paint in between the snowflakes, on the cup and plate – you can see that best in this picture:
Now a little of a warning – if you want to make your own holiday dishes, do it now! On ceramic, the paint has to cure for 21 days before it’s ready. So I haven’t tested it yet because mine’s still curing, but the package says it’ll be top-rack dishwasher safe – – –
So meanwhile, it sitting on my table looking fabulous – –
Stay tuned – later today I’ll show off another project I used the new line for, and it’s awesome….
Love it! They turned out really cute.
Cranberry Morning says
Love this idea! How cheering! I love having special dishes for Christmas. I have my mom’s set of Christmas dishes and cherish them. This is a great way to have options!
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Love the dishes! What a great idea. And fun to read a post from you again. :O)
I like the design–very simple, but very pretty.
Jen @ My Own Road says
Wow, really cute! I love Martha’s new line. Great idea for inexpensive holiday ware
Cherished Bliss says
How cute! I love the little snowflakes : ) I need some cute little holiday plates!
Very cute! Is the paint… hmm… kid’s hands friendly? Don’t know the right word… toxic? Can I do handprint plates with it? Love that it cures and can then go in the dishwasher!
Kassi @ Truly Lovely says
Those are so pretty! My mom has a set of Christmas dishes, so I’ve always wanted some… This would be the most inexpensive way to get them I’m sure!
Shannah @ Just Us Four says
I am so glad I saw this! What a great idea. I have to pass it along to my best friend who was trying to decide what to do about her upcoming Thanksgiving for 16+ people. Thank you so much for posting this 🙂
Mod Podge Amy says
These are so pretty! I love this particular stencil and used it on my ornaments. It’s awesome!