This is now in my top 5 favorite crafts EVER! Seriously easy. Seriously fast. Seriously CUTE!
So this project started because of back to back parties that I have, one for my daughter’s 1st birthday and then my Kentucky Derby Party. Decor and themes are easy to create, but what about all the serving dishes?
Serving dishes are tricky when it comes to parties. You want something that matches your decor, but at the prices of things, you want something that you can use over and over again. Am I right?
I saw this pin from Refresh Restyle that sparked my creativity. Turning clay pots into serve ware! WHAT?! I loved the blue/green ocean color they used but it wasn’t quite practical for what I needed. Then I remembered my galvanized metal serving tray. I could make a cake stand to match!
I stopped by Walmart and picked out an 8″ clay pot and 10′ saucer. I played around with them while I was there looking at the different heights and sizes I could do. I chose these and home I went.
I already had gray chalky paint that I used for my Laundry room decor project so I gave both pieces a good coating of that.
I then used acrylic paint, a brush, and cheese cloth to transform my clay pots into galvanized metal.
I put some blobs of paint on top of a plastic bag. I like to use the plastic because it’s easy clean up and I like it better to mix my colors.
Then you want to dab paint, in small sections, on to the surface of the pot with the paint brush. You don’t want it to be uniform and it’s better if you mix the colors as you dab.
Do a small section of paint, then use the cheese cloth, again in a dabbing motion, to lightly blend the colors. Keep in mind the final look you want. The idea of metal. Mostly gray with flecks of white and tints of black. You want the white to peek out from the gray.
Continue this all the way around, in small sections, until it’s covered. I then hot glued the two pieces together. I’m sure there is a better glue (Refresh Restyle used E6000 glue) but hot glue I always have on hand and it works for now.
I LOVE the way this turned out. I already had the paint and glue so all I spent for this project was $5!!!! No way can you get a substantial cake stand like this for $5 at the store.
I’ve had some ideas stem from this that I think I’m going to have to make. This was so much fun that I may clean out the garden department of their clay pots and saucers!! Stay tuned for my posts on the coming parties to see my new serve ware in action!!
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