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$5 Challenge — 3 different Dollar Store Tiered Tray Ideas {and a Chevron stencil printable}

9 Feb
 

Studio 5 called me up a couple weeks ago and asked me if I would take the $5 Challenge. 
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Of course I couldn’t resist!!
So I headed over to my favorite place — The $ Store and scoped it out. I decided to make a few tiered trays. I have been loving Enamel Paint ever since I made my mustache glasses. 
I wanted to make some Chevron Platters. 
Kind of nautical for Spring! 

I ended up making three different kinds of Tiered Trays from the Dollar Store. 
The first were Painted Chevron Plates. I picked out two plates and my Dollar Store was out of glass candlesticks, so I had to go scrounge around a few thrift stores to come up with enough for my projects. But they ended up being between .25 and .50 each so score!! 
 I made a Chevron template on my Silhouette and printed it off on vinyl and then stuck the vinyl to the plates. Then I painted over the stencil with Plaid’s Enamel Paint.
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Here’s a tip — do NOT let the paint dry and then peel off the stencil because your paint will peel off too. You need to peel off the stencil while the paint is still wet.
Then I painted some pennants on one of the plates and a flower on the other. You can use a pencil on your plates and then paint over the pencil marks. And obviously, you can paint anything you want. I was also thinking that a big number would be cute on the top plate.
{total cost — $2.50}
I have made a Chevron Stencil that you can download if you want to use it. You can either trace the chevron pattern on Contact Paper and cut it out with an x-acto knife. 
Or you can trace the stencil onto stencil material and also cut it out with an x-acto knife. You can find stencil plastic at your local craft store. 
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Then bake the plates in the oven for 20 minutes to set the paint. Once baked, the plates are dishwasher safe. This paint is technically not supposed to come in direct contact with food, so use a doily or something when putting your food out.
The second type of tiered platter I made was — A Triple Tiered Platter. 
{total cost — $4.00}
 I got this idea from Joy’s Hope. She made some last Spring and I have been obsessed with them ever since. Super easy. Just get three of the silver platters at the Dollar Store and spray paint them different colors. Then spray paint a couple of candlesticks too. You can attach the candlesticks to the platters with Gorilla Glue, E6000 or 9001.
{total cost — $3.00}
The third platter I made was — Mod Podged Pizza Pans.
I also found the pizza pans at the Dollar Store. You take strips of paper and mod podge the paper on the trays. Then there is a spray you can spray over the top that seals the paper.
{total cost — $1.50}
I have a complete tutorial on how to make these here — Mod Podged Tiered Trays.
So if you have a big event coming up, or just need some unique serving pieces, head over to the Dollar Store and make some trays!!
Here’s the video — if you want to take a look 🙂
xoxo

PS – I’m linking this up to Sarah’s

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Hostess Gift Idea — give a set of Hand Painted Glasses

14 Oct
 It’s Thursday and another week of the Fabulous Mrs. Bliss Holiday Workshop! 
I love this series. So many great ideas for the upcoming Holiday Season!
 
 Today I am sharing a craft that would be a fun, personalized Hostess Gift Idea — Hand Painted Glasses. 
First, you need some glass paint. I used DecoArt’s Gloss Enamel that I was sent through The DIY Club – they are formulated to go on glass and can be washed! I found the glasses at Target — .60/each.
Now you need to decide what you want to paint. Here’s a tip — go for something simple. It is a little tricky to paint on glass since it’s round. I used stamps on one set of glasses. Another tip if you are going to use stamps, use a stamp that has a flat bottom. I used plain, round stamps. 
Another idea, you can use stencils. I used a stencil to add an initial to one set of my glasses. It is helpful to tape the stencil in place so it doesn’t slip around. 
I decided to do a mustache theme for one of my sets. I think the mustache craze is so funny and cute. What a whimsical hostess gift this would be for someone that has young children, or even as a hostess gift for a man — maybe your husband’s poker buddy or boss? 
Personalized with a sense of humor!
And, you can never go wrong with polka dots. Simple, classic and easy to do. I used two different sizes of polka dot stamps. But another idea would be the end of a pencil for small dots, or a larger marker top for a bigger size of circle. 
Other ideas would be a simple flower or lots of small dots like confetti. How cute would that be for a New Year’s Hostess Gift? And if you were really ambitious, you could paint or stencil the New Year on the glasses. Or you could also etch a design on your glasses like these from Peek Keep:
https://www.peekkeep.com/item_images/berries320.jpg
You can also use goblets for a more formal, fancy look! Or a Platter with Holly, or Gifts, or a simple pattern would be beautiful!
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Once your glasses are painted, you let them dry for a couple days, then pop them in the oven on a low temperature for a couple hours to set the paint.
 Then fill the glasses with something tasty or pretty! I filled mine with Kisses, but other ideas would be a set of matching napkins or even a gift card to their favorite take out restaurant! See — take out + your glasses = a wonderful meal!
 
Then you are ready to package them up! I found some simple, iron baskets, I added a matching dishtowel and add some cellophane and you are ready to give them to your hostess!
This project cost less than $5!
 

The Workshop continues with these great topics for creating the perfect holiday season…..

Mindy Lockard Tips for Holiday Tipping
Pemberley Collections Miniature Pumpkin Garland – A How To Guide
The Entertaining House Halloween Inspiration
Lily Lemon Tree Dressing for Party Success-Stylish Attire for the Chic Hostess
The Savvy Host Handling too much “merry-making” (yours or theirs)
Ab home Interiors Fabulous holiday florals-Essential tips for the floral impaired
Housewife Bliss Global Citizen’s Guide to Holiday festivities
Lucky Life Parties Decking the halls to make your home party ready
The Daily Basics Starting the kids in your family on collections
XOXO
  

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Hostess Gift Idea — give a set of Hand Painted Glasses

14 Oct
 It’s Thursday and another week of the Fabulous Mrs. Bliss Holiday Workshop! 
I love this series. So many great ideas for the upcoming Holiday Season!
 
 Today I am sharing a craft that would be a fun, personalized Hostess Gift Idea — Hand Painted Glasses. 
First, you need some glass paint. I used DecoArt’s Gloss Enamel that I was sent through The DIY Club – they are formulated to go on glass and can be washed! I found the glasses at Target — .60/each.
Now you need to decide what you want to paint. Here’s a tip — go for something simple. It is a little tricky to paint on glass since it’s round. I used stamps on one set of glasses. Another tip if you are going to use stamps, use a stamp that has a flat bottom. I used plain, round stamps. 
Another idea, you can use stencils. I used a stencil to add an initial to one set of my glasses. It is helpful to tape the stencil in place so it doesn’t slip around. 
I decided to do a mustache theme for one of my sets. I think the mustache craze is so funny and cute. What a whimsical hostess gift this would be for someone that has young children, or even as a hostess gift for a man — maybe your husband’s poker buddy or boss? 
Personalized with a sense of humor!
And, you can never go wrong with polka dots. Simple, classic and easy to do. I used two different sizes of polka dot stamps. But another idea would be the end of a pencil for small dots, or a larger marker top for a bigger size of circle. 
Other ideas would be a simple flower or lots of small dots like confetti. How cute would that be for a New Year’s Hostess Gift? And if you were really ambitious, you could paint or stencil the New Year on the glasses. Or you could also etch a design on your glasses like these from Peek Keep:
https://www.peekkeep.com/item_images/berries320.jpg
You can also use goblets for a more formal, fancy look! Or a Platter with Holly, or Gifts, or a simple pattern would be beautiful!
https://i2.wp.com/tomsappliances.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/lg-wall-oven.jpg
Once your glasses are painted, you let them dry for a couple days, then pop them in the oven on a low temperature for a couple hours to set the paint.
 Then fill the glasses with something tasty or pretty! I filled mine with Kisses, but other ideas would be a set of matching napkins or even a gift card to their favorite take out restaurant! See — take out + your glasses = a wonderful meal!
 
Then you are ready to package them up! I found some simple, iron baskets, I added a matching dishtowel and add some cellophane and you are ready to give them to your hostess!
This project cost less than $5!
 

The Workshop continues with these great topics for creating the perfect holiday season…..

Mindy Lockard Tips for Holiday Tipping
Pemberley Collections Miniature Pumpkin Garland – A How To Guide
The Entertaining House Halloween Inspiration
Lily Lemon Tree Dressing for Party Success-Stylish Attire for the Chic Hostess
The Savvy Host Handling too much “merry-making” (yours or theirs)
Ab home Interiors Fabulous holiday florals-Essential tips for the floral impaired
Housewife Bliss Global Citizen’s Guide to Holiday festivities
Lucky Life Parties Decking the halls to make your home party ready
The Daily Basics Starting the kids in your family on collections
XOXO
  

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