Thrifty DIY: Retro Inspired Party DishesDecember 16, 2014 | FILED UNDER: Paint, Christmas
Supplies for Metallic Party Dishes
- Vintage glass snack trays – find at your local Goodwill or thrift store for $1 each
- Martha Stewart mutli-surface metallic craft paint (or other glass paint)
- Small paint brushes
How to Make Metallic Party Dishes
1. Wash dishes and allow to dry completely.
2. Paint the underside of the dish with 2-3 coats of metallic paint, letting the paint dry completely between coats. It is OK if the paint pools a bit in the crevices of the glass. Just make sure it is fully dry before adding another coat. You can hold the plate up to the light to see where additional coverage is needed.
3. Be careful to paint a clean line around the edge of the plate. You can wipe off any paint that got on the sides of the plate with a paper towel.
4. Allow the paint to cure according to directions on the bottle. The Martha Stewart paint needs 21 days to cure and then it is dishwasher safe!
I had hoped these cute mini cans of bubbly would fit in the little space for the tea cup, but they were a touch too big. Regardless, they are a great beverage to serve along with the plates! If you end up finding the matching tea cups, you could also make always use them to serve a spiked punch. 🙂