Since last year, I’ve been eyeballing Pottery Barn Halloween appetizer plates. Instead of using them as normal dishes, my plan was to use them as décor pieces around the house. Figures, by the time I finally decided to buy them, Pottery Barn wasn’t carrying them any more.
Well… What does a crafty one do when she can’t get the original? Make something similar! With that plan in mind, I started searching for some plates that I could use to create similar Halloween plates. Luckily, around Easter time I found 4 light cream color plates at Mom’s thrift shop, Second Chance Shop. The plates not only were excellent for the job, but also were a dollar each. Even better, Second Chance Shop had the Easter sale going on so all items were 75% off and 4 plates cost me only a dollar in total.
Seeing beautiful Halloween indoor decorations online, I thought I should start working on my Halloween plate project. So I took the plates from storage and I started looking for some eery images to transfer to the plates. I found some great images online, but if I only used the images the plates would look rather empty. So I added Halloween poems as the background of those images. After two evenings of work I was pretty happy with the final version of the images.
If you’d like to use these images for your own projects you can find the high resolution versions at the end of post. Please remember they are only for personal use.
With my usual method of image transfer I transferred above images to my 25¢ plates.
For the final coat I used Rust Oleum’s Clear Triple Thick Glaze.
I am really happy how they turned out!
Unfortunately they can’t be used for serving food, but my plan was to use them purely as Halloween decoration… And they are perfect for that purpose!
Don’t you agree?
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