Thursday, August 18, 2011

$2 cake plate. crafternoon glory.

sometimes, the stars aline and you are able to craft something that costs you basically nothing and turn it into something glorious. that you will use all the time when you host parties. or just when you want to make a lone cupcake look like a treasure. wait, a lone cupcake sitting on top of the toilet would also look like a treasure, what am i even saying.

what i'm saying is this: i'm not lying, this craft took me 10 minutes.

buy a glass plate and a glass cup or vase or whatever looks good together. this happens to be a sunday cup. i bought them at the dollar store. of course.
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i had this spray paint in my basement left over from lila's room.
so spray paint  only the bottom of the plate. NOT THE TOP. this will not be good for cleaning.
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and i always have gorilla glue on hand. true story, i gorilla glued my husbands basketball shoes together that had ripped(because he has fat feet). ok, i used staples too. and some felt. he looked snazzy on the court, i'll tell you that much. shoe flare is what i call  it.
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so what i was trying to say with that story, is glue the plate and the cup together.and put something heavy on the top for a couple hours. or overnight even.
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the bible is a lamp unto my feet and light unto my craft. i mean path.

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wham, bam, thankyou PAM. i'm sick of using mam in there.

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um, the cutest. do this craft now or i will stop being your intranet friend.
ready
 set
 GO.

55 comments:

  1. no worries. Ry and I will totally be making a trip to the dollar store tomorrow. I've already got my spray paint!

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  2. shut up about how cute this is!! LOVE!

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  3. you're the smartest. your a crafterextroidinaire

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  4. AWESOME! and Easy peasy doable! ... I might even try it... LOL.

    TKS!
    xoxo

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  5. Your blog is the only one I truly laugh out loud reading...true story...I was reading one of your posts while drinking ginger ale and I snort-laughed ginger ale up my nose. It burned.

    I'll be doing this craft soon (sometime after I let my kids jump on the couch)...I love milk glass, so I think I'll paint mine white...is that cool with you?

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  6. i think your spiritual gift is comedy.. soo, take those jokes on the road and you can be a big ole star! and your craft is pretty dang cute too.

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  7. i will not be doing any crafts til i my baby is birthed, but YOU are a treasure on a toilet for thinking up stuff like this. lets hear it for the dollar store.

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  8. awesome! I love it. oh, and you're hilarious.

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  9. oh biblical humor. the best kind. you're a nerd but at least you're confident in your mom jokes.

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  10. Freaking LOVE this! I will be crafting this, oh yes, I will be crafting this. Question: does the paint stay on the glass well? Do you only wipe down the top to clean it? You know me, gotta have the specifics.

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  11. so cute. and you can't beat $2 nope you can't!

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  12. um, well chels...true to form, i have no idea how well it will stay on there. but alls i know is not to paint the top of the plate because it will scratch off eventually. and you will only want to wipe down the top after you use it. clean sparingly, is what i always say. for everything. ha.

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  13. too cute...and i love readying your and audrey's back/forth comments.

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  14. looove this. i missed the part where you said you only sprayed the bottom of the plate. so it worried me for a minute with the strawberries on there ;) but seriously, IN LOVE and totally copying you asap. all my current [DIY'd] cake plates are boring- just plain white/cream on a glass candlestick.

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  15. I did this with a silver platter and a candlestick last year, but it's a pain because it has to be polished all the time or it looks ugly. I like your colored one much better! Adorable craft!

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  16. your cake plate is so pretty and seems so simple to make. Thank you so much for sharing and I love the color.

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  17. Nicely done you talented woman! :)

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  18. Love it and heading there this week to pick some up to make for a shower!!! FABULOUS!!!

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  19. Lovely. I must make one. I even have that color spray paint. waaahoooo! as always thanks for the tip.

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  20. how cute! you are so crafty! I wish i had more time around here to do more of it. I guess i could make one of these since it's pretty simple. I love how you spray painted only the bottom of the plate. smart. I would have probably never thought of that.

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  21. This is the cutest DIY cake plate to date. Love it enough to pin it. :)

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  22. Nothing like a tedious DIY to put me (and you, apparently) in a bad mood. Well done, Jami! Pinning this RIGHT NOW.

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  23. SOOOO freaking cute. You are a genius. I have spray paint & I will be making a trip to the Dollar Store tomorrow. Love, love, love this idea. This tray will be perfect for my youngest daughter's upcoming 3rd bday party in September!

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  24. that was an extra funny and insightful post. It might be the slush I'm drinking, but you are a funny gal. I will make this, but not now. I need to go to bed so I can get up and send my kiddos off to school. But, I will make it. Now be my friend, please.

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  25. so funny story: as i was reading this, mat looked over my shoulder right as i was at the "bible on the craft" picture. he was like what the what?!! that's the whole story. it really was funny.

    CUTE craft. I will be attempting to copy this sooner rather than later!

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  26. Super cute my dear. And you used my fave color.

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  27. omg, this morning on my ride home from work I was thinking about the glass cake plate I just bought at the Goodwill earlier this week (me + alone time + my thoughts = weird). I didn't "love" it but for $2 I knew it would come in handy. I was thinking I could spray paint it, but then will it be food safe? Then I thought, I wonder if I can just spray the underneath part. There will be a clear spot in the center of the plate part, but hello glorious cake that would cover it! Then I get to work and check my blog roll, cuz hello, priorities first here. And I read this post! Unbelieveable! :) My glass cake plate will be flipped upside down and will be sprayed a bright cheery cherry red this afternoon when I get home :) Wahoo!

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  28. I love this and am so making it today to display my cookies on and take cute pics. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  29. you have beautiful fingernails

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  30. That is SO cute!! I want to try it :)

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  31. oh great ... just when you tell me we can be intranet friends, now I'm going out of town and can't do the project and can no longer be your friend. Fickle, you are. And hilarious as always.

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  32. seriously fun. and thanks for the tip about where the paint doesn't go......cause yeah i would've put it there
    <3

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  33. Absolutely adorable. You're a genius.

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  34. ok...i love this.

    spray-painting-the-bottom-of-a-clear-plate-so-you-don't-have-to-spray-the-top = GENIUS.

    the end.

    thanks for sharing! happy weekend to you! :)

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  35. toats doing this for mops. i am the craft girl. can you believe it? i'm gonna need lots of help!

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  36. How cute! We made a ton of these for our cupcakes at our wedding, but we mainly used small candle sticks, and painted them white. This is such an awesome color!

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  37. love love loooove this. And how GENIUS are you for pointing out to only spray paint the bottom of the glass plate? I mean, seriously.
    I can't wait to make this!

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  38. shut the front door--i love this! the color is perfection~

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  39. I made a whole bunch of black and white stands similar to this. LOVE them. And super super easy.

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  40. everytime you have a crafternoon I miss the dollar store. It's starting to become a thing, I see your name I think of the dollar store and I miss you both ;)

    but seriously this is the cutest cake plate ever! When are you going to make a crafternoon with items you can buy in a 3rd world country? jk, jk.
    ha

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  41. okay, well I just received a second comment from jami nato on my blog and i'm feeling a bit like a celebrity. happy belated b-day, super cute cake plate, and for some reason whambamthankyoupam made me laugh out loud. and thanks for the comment too. :)

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  42. I love the cake plate, but have a deeper appreciation for your sense of humor! You are so cute! Our babies are just days a part, by the way, although I'm almost positive that mine is a sumo wrestler if we are comparing size! :o)

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  43. most impressive. you're a craft pro!

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  44. I am literally making this RIGHT NOW. Though I sprayed the top of the plate and then covered with a sealant a few times over...not sure how smart that was/how long it will last, but I just HAD to try it. Thanks for the great idea!

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  45. My Plan:

    "Kids, I've hidden some crackers in the couch cushions. You try to find them, while I spray paint a plate and cup."

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  46. I love how the painted glass glows in the light. So pretty!

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  47. can't wait to make one of these. have you heard of e6000? is it as strong as the gorilla?

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  48. Once In a blogging while you find a post that makes you laugh out loud. Yours do everytime! Lovely crafting.

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  49. Just found your blog. I am a crafto-maniac too (that sounded kinda mental, but whatever, you know what I mean!) -- love your projects and your blog cracked me up!! Man do I appreciate a good sense of humor!!

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  51. Sooo....I love your blog! It. Is. Amazing. Anyway, I'm (kinda) glad I got to hang out with you this past weekend; you're super fun (though different circumstances would be more fun). I hope you're resting well and not blogging...or doing anything. PS...I'm still waiting for my bff necklace, although I would settle for a bracelet.

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