Sunday, October 11, 2009

‘Give Thanks’ Painted Glass Platter


Okay, I have been a little obsessed with decorating glass objects lately. This is my third glass project in as many weeks. I promise I will stop – right after I complete one for Christmas… and maybe Easter also. My inspiration for this piece came after I saw similar Fall decor platter at Hobby Lobby with gold leaves and a green background.



I started with a plain glass platter I picked up from Wal-mart. I then printed a design in reverse and taped it to the front of the platter.



Next I used Liquid Leaf and a small paintbrush to trace the design onto the back of the platter.



I then sprayed about 3 thin coats of Krylon Metallic spray paint in Sparkling Canyon onto the back of the platter and finished it off with a coat of Valspar Clear Gloss spray paint.



Because I used paint supplies that I already had on hand, the only costs involved was the $4 platter from Wal-mart. I plan to look for glass plates and platters at the thrift store to be able to do more of these projects in the future at an even less expensive cost.

I am linking up to the Fall Festival at The DIY Show Off. Be sure to visit the great Fall projects that are being showcased.

The DIY Show Off

I am also linking up to the Knock Off Knock Out Party at Its So Very Cheri! Go check out the fabulous projects there too.

I am also linking up to Kimba's DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land.



Shannon said...

Cute idea, love it! Great colors too. Perfect for Thanksgiving... yikes, did I say Thanksgiving already.

{ L } said...

I would have never thought to do this! I love finding things that excite me, lol. Your blog is a good find.

Leanne said...

Thanks so pretty. I love the colors you chose. Thanks for sharing.

Diann said...

The plate turned out great!

Leslee said...

Pretty...I love it! :)

The DIY Show Off said...

Great job Annette! I love your plate. It's soooo pretty!

Thanks so much for adding your inspiration to the Fall Festival. I'm so glad you joined in! :)


Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

That is a fabulous idea. I may need to give it a try. Thanks for sharing. Now go make one for Christmas.

Cara said...

Love it! I am so going to try that!! Would love to have you stop by Homepsun Kitchen!!


Its So Very Cheri said...

Annette-that is so gorgeous. I love glass art too. I have been planning a glass plate project and need to get it done for you gals.

I see you are from Plano. We lived in McKinney for awhile and if my hubby could find a job down there we would move in a heartbeat.

Summer Rae said...

Beautiful. If you have a Dollar Tree in your area take a look there. I bought very similar plates at my local store. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sheri said...

Love it!! You did a great job!

If you haven't already feel free to come link up over here:

Mandy said...

Very cute! Great job :)

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Hi Annette,
This is beautiful!! You did a wonderful job on the lettering, it looks very professional! The colors are gorgeous too.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I checked the bottle on the Omni Gel and it says you can use it on glass so, I'm sure you could use it for a plate project.

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

How beautiful! Yes, one for each season would be great! :)

Dresser Girl said...

I always LOVE your projects and look forward to them each week (which made me ask myself WHY I wasn't following you??!!??) Anyhow, now I'm following. You do AMAZING work!

Jill said...

That is gorgeous! And you make it look so easy.

Delightful Dwelling said...

Wow, it looks amazing! You are very talented and creative, thanks for sharing this.

Annikke said...

That is gorgeous. I love it!!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Cute what a great gift idea!

arkie said...

You did a great job! Love it!


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