Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fall Plate Redo

Good Morning crafters

Today I want to show you how to re-purpose something.  I just love to recycle and reuse things I would normally throw away.  Now, I would not have thrown these away and if I didn't have them on hand, I would have gone to my local thrift store and purchased them...LOL  So we recently sold the Winnebago :(  I'm very sad because she was a long time friend.  We pretty much drove her to death, but she gave us lots of memories so that's a good thing.  Now I don't know if we will be getting another camper or if we are truly gonna start roughing it again (in tents), but either way, we have the entire winter to think about it.  I just know come spring time next year I'm gonna get sad again...
So with that said, we had to clean her out before selling her and I had another "household" in that camper.  Everything from linens to dishes is now trying to find a home inside my home or donated to the local thrift store?  I did send some stuff with the kids that they didn't have, but the majority is trying to find a place in my garage because I just can't seem to part with it.  While I was going through the stuff I came across these plastic like plates that we ate from.  Again, the memories of sitting around the campfire eating dinner...oh I miss camping already.  So as I was packing them into a box I got an idea...I wonder if I can paint them?  I'm sure I I tried it
Here is the plate before and I already had the paint on hand
it did take two coats for the front
and I only did one for the back...because
do you really care what the back looks like?
The I created a word jumble of sort with my SCAL 3
and cut it on vinyl using my E-Craft.  
After weeding it, I used plain contact paper that I got at 
my local Dollar Tree as transfer tape.  This roll has gone a LONG way...
I burnished it really good
and placed it on my plate and burnished it really good again
Added a plate hanger that I also got at the Dollar Tree and
voila...a beautiful wall decor.  I finally made something for myself.
I absolutely love this...this might make a great 
Housewarming gift for someone...

I'm linked this up at Someday Crafts and Allthingsfee  
Some great ideas over there


  1. this is awesome! love the brown and gold together and the cuts came out flawless!

  2. Very nice. Love the different fonts used.
    You did it again.

  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that Brenda!!!!!! FANTASTIC job ma'am!!!!

  4. Oh my goodness.... This is AWESOME!! I love it -- I would never, ever, ever guess that it was a plastic plate from your camper!! What a way to keep a little piece of that FUN. :)

    Amy :) at

  5. What a great project and the results are super! There is a certain amount of satisfaction when you do these kind of projects that enhance your home decor! TFS

  6. Wonderful home decor. Liked the blue plate before but also like what you redid to it.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  7. I absolutely love this, Brenda! You are so very creative. Excellent use for your old plates. Thanks for sharing.


  8. beautiful plate brenda. I have good news I am on a new design team called cuttin up with class. If you hop over to her blog and become a follower you will recieve a free cut file and all the information about the challenges every tue. also I am giving away my memories digital software on the 30th if interested just leave comment under the post. hugs

  9. WOW, absolutely beautiful Brenda! Thanks for the tutorial!

  10. What a great idea! I would never have thought of that. Very creative. I am going to have to add that to my list. (it is getting soo long LOL)
    Thanks for commenting on Cuttin'Up With Class. I am looking forward to seeing more of your great projects. (BTW these projects would be great for the Show and Tell Link Up Party at the end of October :)


  11. Wow!! love your plate and Fall is my favorite season...I am glad to call you friend as well as a dynamite crafter!!! :)

  12. Brenda! Holy cow! What a GREAT idea and you're a doll to share it with all of us! I love this and how creative and fun. You did an awesome job!!


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