Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Make It - Colorful Gradient Glass Plates

After making this gradient planter a few weeks ago, I got on a minor gradient kick and started applying the technique to several things. The first of which are these colorful gradient plates. I knew that I wanted to make my own colorful plates, but I also wanted them to be food and dishwasher safe. But for some reason it took me a while to get to the "use glass plates!" epiphany. By using clear glass plates, you can easily paint the bottom with spray paint, but still insure that the plates remain food safe on the top. And with a few sprays of paint, they are the perfect way to make every meal a party.

DIY Gradient ombre plates for everyday use - food safe way to paint a plate - party plates - unicorn plates - bando, target style, oh joy, themed plates

DIY Gradient ombre plates for everyday use - food safe way to paint a plate - party plates - unicorn plates - bando, target style, oh joy, themed plates

DIY Gradient ombre plates for everyday use - food safe way to paint a plate - party plates - unicorn plates - bando, target style, oh joy, themed plates

As always, these plates can easily be customized to your own preferences. Maybe just a light gradient spray of pink for a more ombre effect is what you would prefer? Or shades of blue only? Even a black and white mist would look amazing! So, take this technique and run with it.


The Supplies:
  • Clear glass plates (I found these square ones at World Market)
  • Matte Spray paint in your choice of colors (I used Montana Gold brand for their color options)
 Yep, that's it. Just two things. Easy right?


Begin by removing any stickers you have on your plates and cleaning and drying them. Then take them outside on a piece of cardboard and turn them upside down. Hold your spray paint can at an angle a few inches from the ground and spray the paint across the surface of the plate. Repeat this several times with different colors at different corners of the plate. This technique will give you a good gradient spray plus a few splatter drops as you can see below.

DIY Gradient ombre plates for everyday use - food safe way to paint a plate - party plates - unicorn plates - bando, target style, oh joy, themed plates

One tip, start with the most saturated color first (like blue in my case) so that the splatter doesn't get muted by the other colors. Once the plates are dry, leave them to cure for 24 hours. Then they are ready to use. These plates can also be washed in the dishwasher, just don't use the heat dry setting!

DIY Gradient ombre plates for everyday use - food safe way to paint a plate - party plates - unicorn plates - bando, target style, oh joy, themed plates

DIY Gradient ombre plates for everyday use - food safe way to paint a plate - party plates - unicorn plates - bando, target style, oh joy, themed plates

Now tell me these are not the best way to eat every meal. And, if you are just too worried you can't make your own look this good, or you don't want to buy all the supplies, you can buy them all ready made in my etsy shop and I will make them for you! Sweet!

1 comment :

  1. I love these! What colors of spray paint did you use??

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