This week's Dare to DIY is all about making a beautiful table. I have done a similar centerpiece on my table for a few years now, and my favorite part is a big gold glitter reindeer. I also have gold chargers and other gold accents. So, I knew I wanted to keep it gold and glittery. Along these lines, I wanted to try a version of a project I've seen on Pinterest where you glitter a silloute of a deer head. My version was on a plate.
It was way easier than I thought it would be! I found some basic glass plates at the thrift store for $2 apiece. I then googled for a reindeer image, printed it out, and taped the paper underneath the plate so I could see the image through the glass.
Then I simply took a small paintbrush and Mod Podged the areas of the image onto the plate, and glittered with a fine gold glitter. It worked really well and I love how it looks! It made me want to glitter all kinds of glass items!
I love how it makes the plate look dimensional. And it's perfect because we don't actually eat here (hellllo plate on our laps on the couch...) so nonfunctional plating works for me. Also, it's hard to photograph, but the gold really shines when the sun filters through the window.
I love how they look with my little centerpiece - I used a giant cutting board I got at a thrift store a few years ago ($3!), some tinsel and mini ornaments, and paper stars. So very woodlandy, right? There are totally glitter deer and feather trees out there somewhere, right? Right next to the unicorns and werewolves?
Check out these projects I did for Dare to DIY in year's past
2010's Fall Table
2011's Thanksgiving Table with ModPodged Leaves
Go check out the other projects!
All of the projects are also being linked up to these fun blogs - check them out there too!
Decor and the Dog
Two Twenty One