Monday, February 8, 2010

Just Do It (Yourself)!

If you remember my post from last month about antiquing in the Poconos, you'll recall how I picked up scores of vintage plates for between $2 and $8 each.  I've got a little project in the works for that, so stay tuned, but in the meantime, I'm reposting this great little DIY project from Bloesem Blog, from the online February issue of 101-woonideeen, a DIY and interior magazines from the Netherlands. Customized art plates that look straight out of an Urban Outfitter's catalog except you're talking about your own unique little piece of art. This has to be the most rockin' little DIY present I've seen in ages!

What you need::
*Used or vintage plates with a floral pattern
* Adhesive foil, white mat 
*Spray Paint  *Templates   *Scissors *Cutter

How to make::
Prepare the baking plates by making them grease-free. Trace your pattern or template on the adhesive foil.
Cut it out from the adhesive foil and paste it onto your plate. Make sure you rub the adhesive foil securely, there should be no paint running under. Spray a thin layer of paint on your plate, it is fun when the original pattern of your plate shines thorugh the paint. Allow the plates to dry and then carefully pull the adhesive foil.