Ceramic Spring Tray {All In a Day}

Hello my friends!!

Welcome to another week at oopsey daisy!  Our weekend was a whirlwind of excitement as we moved into our very first home.  But now the dust is settling, and we are slowly digging ourselves out of the towers of boxes!  Luckily I have many more talented guests lined up to help out this week while my craft room is still in boxes.

Today, I am thrilled to share sweet Amy with you.  Amy blogs at All In a Day.  She is super talented, and I adore her photography! I know you'll love this adorable bunny ceramic spring tray!

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Hey there, Oopsey Daisy readers!!  You guys have no idea how excited I am to be here today!  I absolutely adore Alison and her blog!! 

My name is Amy and I blog over at All In A Day!  I am the wife to an amazing hubby, the mama to an amazing baby, and a creative spirit who just tries to fit it all in!

I wanted to share with you a super fun Spring/Easter craft!

Ok, so there’s a little background story that goes with this tray.  Back in February, I attended the Blissdom blogging conference in Nashville.  It was loads of fun and my favorite part was the Opryland Hotel where we stayed (and also where the conference was held).  The hotel had the cutest little gift shop.  In the gift shop, there was an amazing chevron Spring/Easter platter.  It was so stinkin’ cute and I just had to have it!!!  I didn’t even look at the price tag.  I told myself I would come back and purchase it before the conference was over.  Well, wouldn’t you know with all the conference hoopla, I totally forgot to go back and get the platter!  RATS! 

So what’s a DIY gal to do?  DUH…..make one of her own!!

So I set out to Target and Hobby Lobby to gather my supplies.  Here’s what you’ll need:

Materials:

  • 1 ceramic plate/tray/platter (I got mine for $4 at Target)
  • FolkArt enamel paint in your color choices
  • foam brush
  • vinyl (or stencils of your choice)
  • oven

 

Here’s how ya make it:

1.  Make sure your tray is clean.  A quick wipe down with a damp paper towel will do the trick!  Dry it off.

2.  Make your stencils.  I used my Silhouette cutting machine to make the chevron and bunny.  If you don’t have a Silhouette, vinyl (or contact paper) and a craft knife will do the trick as well!  My goal was to use the negative space of the chevron as my stencil.  But, if I did it that way, I only wound up with 3 chevron stripes and I wanted 4.  So, I literally peeled up each chevron stripe and traced around it with a pencil on my plate.  It worked just fine for me, it just took a little patience.  Smile

3.  Paint your chevron stripes on.  The deal with this enamel paint is that it goes on a little “bubbly”.  There will be some bubbles on your plate.  Just try to smooth them out as best as you can. 

4.  Place your plate in a cool oven and heat to 350 degrees.  Bake for 30 minutes and allow it to cool in the oven.

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Airplane Room Decor {Elmer’s Looks For Less}

I rarely show pictures of our home decor.  And for good reason.  We are renting our home!  It can be really difficult to decorate the way I want to in a rental property.  There are many things I would LOVE to change.  (Take, for example, the pinkish hue of the paint color on the walls in my entire home.)  But more often than not, I just don't attempt much decorating at all.  I know that's pathetic, but it's true.

However slowly but surely, I have been making progress on Little Man's Big Boy airplane bedroom.  Elmer's gave me the opportunity to add some fun and easy decor and on the cheap!  I participated in their "Looks For Less" challenge. Using their supplies, I re-created several items I had my eye on... but my projects cost me next to nothing!  Easy on the eyes, easy on the pocket book.  🙂

Today I have TWO tutorials to share with you!  I'll show you how I created the faux airplane canvases plus the faux wooden "FLY" letters using Elmer's products.

If you can believe it, I only spent $5.73 on both projects.  Not bad, eh?

Elmer's sent me some fabulous supplies to use for these projects.  They generously sent me:

1 - Black and 2 - White 20x30 Foam Boards

Several glue sticks (they are by far my favorite glue sticks!),

X-ACTO Knife,

Several Painters sets

Plus $25 to spend on supplies (I considered this a challenge to spend far less!)

Are you ready for TWO cheap and easy tutorials?  Let's get started!

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Festive Chevron Holiday Plate

Right now at this very moment, our family is enjoying Disneyland!!

In the mean time, I thought I would share the full tutorial for my chevron spray painted holiday plate!

I think Santa would be proud!

I added a little spray paint, a little chevron, and a little ho-ho-ho!

I started with an extra plate I had at home.  Nothing too fancy.

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