Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Christmas Craft: Gold Dishes

This past weekend I got together with my friend Jackie (who blogs over at Run With Jackabee). I have actually known Jackie since high school. We were talking about how we have been friends for over 10 years! Blows my mind! How in the world did I get that old? ANYWAY!

Jackie has been blogging for a while now about running, crafting, her adoption story (she herself was adopted), and her fun filled life! I discovered her blog on Bloglovin' a few months ago and I decided to reach out and tell her about my blog. Because until Last week I had not shared my blog with anyone in my life! I finally got up the courage and did it. Took the plunge. Truthfully, it wasn't that bad! 

So this past weekend Jackie and I got together and did a craft. A Christmas craft. I do not have an artsy bone in my body. I don't have an eye for detail and I am not super patient so crafting is not my thing. So I scoured Pinterest and found this pin and thought "I can do that"  Guess what - I did! Believe me, if my craft can turn out half way decent - I assure you you can do this and it'll look amazing! 

First we went to the dollar store and bought some plain white dishes. Then we headed to JoAnn's and got the spray paint. We used Krylon 1000 Premium Metallic Spray Paint, Gold for the gold and Krylon 12-Ounce Triple Thick Clear Glaze Aerosol Spray to put over top to avoid chipping. Jackie already had Painter's Mate 671372 Green 8-Day Painting Tape, 0.94-Inch by 60-Yards, Single Roll.
That's it - those are all the supplies you will need!
  • Plain white dishes
  • Spray paint color of your choice
  • A glaze to put over top
  • Tape to map out your design

First tape out the design you want to show up on your mug/dishes. I suggest taping EVERYTHING you do not want to be covered in paint because little tiny specs will get everywhere if you don't!
Then we went outside and sprayed everything down. 
I suggest holding the can at least 6-12 inches away from the dish to avoid pooling and drips. (We, uh did not exactly do that - as seen above)

Let the paint dry for 2 minutes and then spray the glaze. Then after 8 minutes peel off the tape.

If you notice any "oops" spots - and we had a few- use a little nail polish remover and take it off. Easy Peasy.
That was it! When it was all completely dried everything looked super cute we were so pumped! We really were thinking this was going to be a Pinterest Fail but it ended up turning out great!

While I probably won't be opening up an etsy shop anytime soon, I am SUPER pumped with how it turned out!

Are you crafty? Have you made any Christmas crafts? Do you think you will make this craft? 

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  1. These are really cute. I especially like the plate. I love crafting, I will try anything once. My favourite craft at the moment is crochet, it's so relaxing.

  2. Thank you!! I have never crocheted before. I used to knit in High school but I haven't since. This craft was super easy and fun! I looove the way it turned out!

  3. cutest craft idea ever! and hello! GOLD! this is just amazing!

  4. What a fun little project, thanks for sharing! It's so fun to have crafty friend dates - one of my all time favorite things to do!!! :)

  5. Thank you Melissa! and I know now I can turn ANYTHING gold! YES

  6. I am pretty proud of them :) thanks Caroline!

  7. thank you Kayla! It was honestly so so much fun to see Jackie and do crafts!

  8. i love it!!! i am kinda scared of spray paint but if i wasn't… i'd be all over this.

  9. why are you scared of spray paint? its sooo fun!

  10. These are so cute! Nice work!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  11. Thank you! and it was So easy I love how it turned out!

  12. MeganReablog.wordpress.comNovember 26, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    I am so not crafty either, BUT I will spray paint anything that stands still ;) Thanks for the inspiration, your dishes turned out CUTE!!

  13. Thank you, Megan! I know spray painting - so easy! I can do that!! :)

  14. Your comment on my About Me got erased, sorry! I said that I never realized you were from Michigan but I should have because a picture in your About Me is in front of Vinsetta Garage! Should have known. I know you and your husband are super busy with your blog but if you would ever like to work together I would love that. Just wanted to throw that out there! take care!

  15. Tessa Miller-SchwederNovember 29, 2014 at 12:30 PM

    These are super cute! How do you wash them?

  16. Thank you, Tessa! I would hand wash them, being careful not to scrub on the paint. I usually rinse with soapy water and dry with a paper towel.

  17. MeganReablog.wordpress.comDecember 1, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    Yea for Vinsetta! Isn't that place so great? I'd love the chance to work together sometime, sounds fun! :)

  18. These are so cool! Thanks for linking up at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! We hope you stop by again next week!

  19. I'm totally in love with this! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you being a part of our party, and I hope to see you on tonight at 7 pm. We love partying with you!

    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  20. Thank you, Kim! That is so nice of you!


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