Thursday, March 29, 2012

Easter and spring plates

I wanted to try my hand at some decorative plates, but I had certain colors in mind for spring. I found some beige Pier 1 Imports plates at Goodwill for 79 cents- yep, both of them for 79 cents. (I took a before picture, but can't find it now. Ever have those blunders?)

After much debate with my hubby about how to paint them, I chose some acrylic paints from Joann's. It was much too windy to spray paint when I first started this project, so I painted by hand. Since I wasn't going to eat off of these, I used regular acrylics. The debate with my hubby was over whether or not the paint would stick. It will- just be patient and wait for each coat to dry thoroughly before adding another or it will attempt to peel off. The pink plate was painted with Americana baby pink and the green with Delta ceramcoat lime sorbet. Each one was a little "flat" when I finished, so I applied a coat of Plaid varnish in satin finish to give them a little shine but not too much.

Once they were painted, I cut out some shapes with my Silhouette SD. All images are from Silhouette. I used vinyl for the bunny plate.

I used some scrapbook papers and Mod Podge for the Spring plate.

Here's a closer look at those birdies:

I'm pretty pleased with them. I'm using them as part of my Easter/spring mantel decor, which I'll reveal a little later.

Linking up here:



  1. These are perfect for Spring and Easter!

  2. Too Cute! Love the pink plate with the bunny! I would LOVE to have you share this at my link party and maybe become a new follower!

  3. Those plates are super cute. I especially love the bunny cut out shape you used. Have a wonderful weekend!
    ~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

  4. Love the spring colors!!!

    I would love for you to share this at my Flaunt It Friday link party. There are also TWO amazing giveaways this week!

    Looking forward to more posts,

  5. I'm loving your Spring plates! Would you be willing to link these up to my Springtime Holiday Link Party? I'd love to have you! Thanks, Michelle

  6. I have some old thrifted plates in the basement...finally found a project I would like to try with them :) Thanks- stopping by from tt&j -

  7. Super cute plates! Thanks so much for sharing this. Never really thought about painting colored plates before ;)
    Hopping in from TT&J.

  8. So, so cute! Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays!

  9. Thank you for sharing on A Crafty Soiree.

    I love the pretty pastel colors you picked for the paint.


Thanks for your kind words! I love hearing from you.