I was browsing my local Thrift Store recently and found some plates and a serving platter that was perfect for what I had in mind.
So I took three plates at $.50 a pop and turned them into a fun Halloween display in my kitchen and temporarily replaced them in my plate rack.
As for the platter I found, I decided to transform it into something similar to use for my Halloween decor in our living room. (I shared this project over at Mary Janes & Galoshes last week).
However, the platter was not really my “style”. So, thinking I could remove the decorations fairly easy I snatched this white platter up for a total of .75 cents…Yep…pretty cheap right?
Then I took some 150 grit sand paper and lightly sanded the images off of the platter. I was so pleased with how easily the images came right off.
I was worried that the finish of the platter would be scratched, but to my suprise there was very little roughness.
If you turned the platter to a certain angle you could see that the sheen was a bit duller, but a little glaze or varnish dabbed onto the platter cleared that right up. Yay!
Then I simply took my Silhouette machine and cut out some BOO letters in black vinyl. Super easy! If you don’t have acces to vinyl you could simply cut out some black letters on paper and then Mod Podge them right onto the plate. If you go the Mod Podge route, I would strictly use the platter for decoration. With the vinyl lettering you can even serve Halloween treats out of your platter when company comes over.
The fun thing is that it would be so easy to customize this platter for each new Holiday using the words…JOY, XOX, etc. This is a super easy and inexpensive way to decorate for any holiday!
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