Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Serving Some More

I think I am getting a little obsessed with serving dishes for the holidays. I see them everywhere and I can’t help but want them! This time, I controlled myself a little because I only bought the $3 plate for this craft instead of the $5 Halloween plate. Besides, this looks great for Halloween, but is versatile enough to use for other holidays, too. A smart craft!
Serving Plate3

Now I know this looks like a skateboard in this picture and not too impressive at all, but it is much better in real life. This is what I did:
Materials
4 knobs
decorative plate
E-6000 glue
spray paint

Instructions:
[1] Paint knobs (if necessary) the color you want. I used a slim nail (with almost no nail head on it) to hold the knob and then poked that into a piece of cardboard. Interestingly enough, it was a drink holder from McDonald’s and it made the BEST tool for this. I just used the handle to turn the knobs around while I was painting them. It was like magic!
 Serving Plate1 Serving Plate2
[2] Glue the flat side of the knobs onto the bottom of the plate using E-6000. I like to let everything dry overnight just to be sure the glue has set completely. I was worried about the knobs sliding around on the counter with that glossy spray paint, but they didn’t seem to slide at all. I think I dot of hot glue would prevent sliding if it was an issue.
Serving Plate6
Can’t beat two steps now, can you?! I told you it was simple and not so impressive in the photos, but the little “feet” add a lot to the dish. The height is nice when you have a table loaded with treats because it stands out just a little. 
Serving Plate4

Call me simple-minded (or super busy!!) but, I LOVE it!


9 comments:

Suzanne,  said... September 22, 2010 at 10:41 AM  

So cute. You're right, with the little "legs" the plate would definitely stand out!

Adrienne,  said... September 23, 2010 at 3:00 PM  

Love the simplicity of this! Cross your fingers that I can find time to make it!

melissa * 320 Sycamore,  said... September 24, 2010 at 2:47 PM  

Simple is beautiful and I LOVE the polka dots. Way to recylcle the McD's container :)

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle,  said... September 24, 2010 at 4:20 PM  

I love this and must give this a try :D

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my "Sweet Treat Table"

Nancy's Couture,  said... September 28, 2010 at 12:11 AM  

I really like this one. I never thought of putting little feet on one before. What a great idea!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style,  said... October 27, 2010 at 3:52 PM  

I've had a lovely, longbrowse through your amazing blog. You have SO many fantastic craft projects!

I'd love to see inside your brain!! You must have so much cool stuff whizzing around wating to come out!!

I'm so pleased you liked our Master bedroom. It's a lovely place to escape to at the end of each day!

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