Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Dollar Tree Painted Glass Plate


After I made the ‘Give Thanks’ glass plate, Summer Rae left a comment that she had seen similar plates at her local Dollar Tree and sure enough I found a whole bunch of them at one of the local Dollar Trees in my area. At $1 a piece I could afford to create a new plate for each Holiday and change of season. Be sure to visit Latasha’s blog for her Dollar Tree gift card giveaway. Hurry though because it ends soon!


I started with this 10” clear glass plate.


I had some vinyl lettering that I had never used that was the perfect size for the plate. The only catch was that I like to decorate the back of my plates to allow the embellishments to show through the front of the glass. This normally wouldn’t present a problem but vinyl letterings come with the adhesive on the back of the letters and I needed adhesive on the front of the letters. So instead of removing the backing of the vinyl letters, I removed the front paper. I then used spray glue to coat the front of the letters and applied them to the back of the plate. This technique worked but I was left with a lot of left over adhesive on the plate. I used glass cleaner to remove the glue once I thought the letters were secure but that didn’t work out so well. I suppose some of the glass cleaner got under the letters and a couple began to peel off. I had to reapply spray glue to the individual letters and attach each one to the plate. This is why some of the letters aren’t perfectly aligned. I am going to have to find a better technique next time.


Here is the plate with the crooked letters attached. I just refused to abandon this project!



I added two coats of Rust-Oleum Metallic Gold Bright Coat to the back of the plate and finished it off with a coat of clear protective spray. I love this color – it is such a rich beautiful gold! I see many more future Christmas projects using this color.


I am linking up to Transformation Thursday at the Shabby Chic Cottage.

I am adding this project to Shanty 2 Chic’s Rust-Oleum Revamp party.

Shanty 2 Chic


Dayka Robinson said...

You are super creative! I like what you've done. :)

Kimberly said...

Very VERY cool!! So glad I found your blog!! I love your ideas! Happy Holidays!

Dreams of Perfection said...

I need more plates for a plate wall I am doing. This looks like it will be in my future. To easy & affordable!

Janna said...

I think this turned out so cute! I have got to get to the Dollar Tree..

Delchick42 said...

Hi Annette. Thanks for visiting my blog. The wassail is soooo good lol. I love the plate idea! You can do so much with spary paint can't you? It's amazing stuff. thanks for sharing.

KimMalk said...

I like the plate, even with the crooked letters! This is a cute idea.

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

very pretty! thanks for all the tips!

Anonymous said...

I love the plate Annette! Sorry it was such a pain to work with but hooray for your persistence!


Jeanne said...

Looks Beautiful!

Room to Inspire said...

The plate looks great and I love that you kept going! I haven't used that color spray paint, but after seeing it here - I am in.


Jane said...

Very pretty! I don't mind crooked letters at all. The message is still clear!

trish said...

That is so creative!
And I love the words you chose!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Elder Esplin said...

How cute! I like that! Great job!

Rhonda said...

What a cute plate! Love the color of the plate too!

Runner Mom said...

Great job! I love this! I'll have to see if our dollar tree carries them.

Perfect scripture for this season!

Runner Mom said...

BTW, where did you get the vinyl letters??? Thanks!!

Shanty 2 Chic said...

Way to go Annette! Love it!!

Hautemocha7 said...

Very Nice!! Super creative.

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Dayka Robinson said...

Where are you? Come back! :) Hope all is well.

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

Hey lady

I just wanted to check and make sure everything is alright with you

If it is...then get back to blogging!!

But if it isn't...then I pray that things get better.

hope to hear from you soon!

Mayhem and Moxie said...

This is utterly fantastic, Annette. I seriously don't know how you manage to continually come up with such great projects.

Reading your site really inspires me...even though I am desperately craft-challenged. :)

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

oh i just love this spray! I painted my sister's chandelier this color for the bottom coat. You did a great job!

Janet said...


You don't know me(I'm actually a lurker of your blog), but I haven't seen any updates from you in awhile and am wondering if everything's okay! I hope so..check in if you can! :)

Dreams of Perfection said...

Just wanted to stop by and let you know I am hoping everythinhg is going good in your part of the woods. Waiting for you to come back to blog land!

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

Hey girl! Is everything okay?! I hope so. Just wanted to check on you!


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