he crafts, she crafts – 11th installment

Well, after a bit of a break, Mark and I are back!

This time the challenge was to create something using some Dollar Store black plates.  For me, I was immediately inspired to make a cake plate.

he crafts she crafts with mark montano using dollar store plates to create a cake plate crafted with glue vintage paper ribbons glue and all handmade

Now, I have a slight obsession with them, so this really isn’t a surprise, but I decided to have a little fun when building it, adding in some decopauged paper and a finial.

Here is what I did…

First I grabbed my normal decopauging supplies and got to work adding vintage papers to the bottom of the plate.

he crafts she crafts with mark montano using dollar store plates to create a cake plate crafted with glue vintage paper ribbons glue and all handmade he crafts she crafts with mark montano using dollar store plates to create a cake plate crafted with glue vintage paper ribbons glue and all handmade he crafts she crafts with mark montano using dollar store plates to create a cake plate crafted with glue vintage paper ribbons glue and all handmade

Once the paper was on and dry, I trimmed it off and sanded the edges.  Then I added a bit of silver paint to the edges.

he crafts she crafts with mark montano using dollar store plates to create a cake plate crafted with glue vintage paper ribbons glue and all handmade he crafts she crafts with mark montano using dollar store plates to create a cake plate crafted with glue vintage paper ribbons glue and all handmade he crafts she crafts with mark montano using dollar store plates to create a cake plate crafted with glue vintage paper ribbons glue and all handmade

I took a thrift store candlestick that I had and painted it silver.  I also used a drawer knob from the craft store to create the finial.  I just unscrewed the part needed to make it a pull.

he crafts she crafts with mark montano using dollar store plates to create a cake plate crafted with glue vintage paper ribbons glue and all handmade he crafts she crafts with mark montano using dollar store plates to create a cake plate crafted with glue vintage paper ribbons glue and all handmade he crafts she crafts with mark montano using dollar store plates to create a cake plate crafted with glue vintage paper ribbons glue and all handmade

Once everything was dry, I found the center on both the top of the bottom  of the plate.  I then glued the candlestick to the base and the finial to the top.

he crafts she crafts with mark montano using dollar store plates to create a cake plate crafted with glue vintage paper ribbons glue and all handmade he crafts she crafts with mark montano using dollar store plates to create a cake plate crafted with glue vintage paper ribbons glue and all handmade

Once the glue dried, I finished it off by tying on some pretty ribbons and trims.

he crafts she crafts with mark montano using dollar store plates to create a cake plate crafted with glue vintage paper ribbons glue and all handmade he crafts she crafts with mark montano using dollar store plates to create a cake plate crafted with glue vintage paper ribbons glue and all handmade

All that was left to do was to add some snacks to the top and have a party!

he crafts she crafts with mark montano using dollar store plates to create a cake plate crafted with glue vintage paper ribbons glue and all handmade

he crafts she crafts with mark montano using dollar store plates to create a cake plate crafted with glue vintage paper ribbons glue and all handmade

This project was pretty quick (minus drying time) to do and very inexpensive.  All total it was less than $6.00 to make!

You could easily change-up the paper, the type of candlestick, etc… to create lots of different looks!

Now, for Mark’s project… Fornasetti inspired plates!

So, be sure to check out all of his directions and to leave a comment here and on Mark’s blog for a chance to win some fun goodies!

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!


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he crafts, she crafts – 11th installment — 3 Comments

  1. This is freakin’,awesome,cool! I have quite a few of the glass Dollar tree candle holders and some chargers I got after Christmas on sale.I believe AI’m going to try some early Halloween “spark”.Thanks for the great inspiration.

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