I was at IKEA shopping for the supplies for this project, and I found these plain circle glass plates for a dollar each. So naturally, as any good DIYer does, I loaded up my cart. I wasn't quite sure what I was going to make, but when you find plain glass plates at that price, you buy them out! Only half kidding. But in all seriousness, I am so glad I bought them, because with just a bit of spray paint and shellac I was able to create the perfect custom plates!
Naturally I chose to make my plates in an ombre of pinks. Because why not?! So I picked 4 of my favorite pink/blush/peach spray paints and got to work.
- Glass plates (as I mentioned, these ones from IKEA were only $1)
- Spray paint in one or several colors depending on whether you want your set to match (I used Montana Gold in Strawberry, Pink Pink, Lychee, and Shrimp)
- Spray Shellac Sealant
- Gold Paint pen for the rim (optional) - I used the Krylon 18kt gold Leafing Pen
Now depending on what paint pen you get, this rim may not be food safe. I personally am not worried about my food touching the outer rim of the plate, so I went ahead and added the gold. But if you are concerned, either omit this step or use a food safe non-toxic paint for the rim.
Since you only painted the underside of the plates, the top has a nice and shiny appearance and they are food safe! I stopped at 4 plates for this post, but I can tell you that I likely be making more in every color of spray paint I own. And believe me, that is a lot of colors!