Monday, November 26, 2012

Dare to... Entertain!

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
Maybe Matilda 
Two Twenty One

18 comments:

  1. That looks really great! I was wondering if you could glitter the back of the plate, you know, if you wanted to eat off of it :) I guess only if the glue dries clear. I love the deer shape you chose and how it ties in with the actual deer on the table. Looks terrific!!

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    1. that's a great idea! i'm pretty sure that would work, since they look decent on the underside too :)

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  2. Yay for fake parties. The deer plates look great. I went gold this year too. If you would have asked me two years ago if I'd be using gold glitter at Christmas, I would have laughed. Thanks for joining the Dare to DIY!

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  3. Love it! I have been coveting gold glitter reindeer since last Christmas...did yours come glittered or did you do it yourself?

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    1. i bought it that way - but i definitely want to get in on that glittering animal figurine trend!

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  4. Oh my goodness, Claire. These turned out so pretty! I already adore your centerpiece with the gorgeous trees and deer. And those plates??? LOVE LOVE LOVE. So glittery and festive. Awesome job.

    THanks for linking up to Dare to DIY.

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  5. Glitter + reindeer = awesome. I wonder if you could do this on a platter then put wax paper on top of it, so you could use it. Either way, it's seriously cute.

    Amber @ Wills Casa

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  6. Absolutely beautiful table! The centerpiece is so gorgeous--I love the trees. Your plates are stunning! You must be majorly talented with a little paintbrush . . . I'm picturing my version of just painting over a silhouette and it is not looking pretty in my head. Awesome job!

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    1. i thought the same! but somehow it was pretty forgiving!

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  7. What a fantastic Idea! Love it! Thanks for sharing this!

    Linking back from Dare to DIY

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  8. I am hard.core.LOVING this. Seriously stealing this idea.

    LB

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  9. So pretty! I love gold at Christmas time. I just bought 2 gold deer today for our dining room table =)
    Kelly @ Corner of Main
    Visiting from the DIY party...

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  10. Very cute! May have to steal this idea - I have some leftover food safe glass paint from my Dare to DIY project.

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  11. Love it! I went with the gold glitter too. Your reindeer are so cute! And I love the centerpiece. You really just can't go wrong with a little sparkle.

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  12. These are so fun. I'm usually a no-glitter-allowed-in-the-house kind of girl, but these adorable plates are making me reconsider! (And I'm totally with you on the non-functional plates!)
    Sarah

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  13. Oh my gosh I love the plates!!! What a fabulous idea. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  14. A gold glittered deer silhouette?! Sold. What a great idea! And I love your honesty about not eating off the schmancy plates. Same here. Thanks for linking up!

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