Mommy bought these wooden pieces a little while ago to makes us some dishes, but up until now, she never got around to making them. With the cold weather outside, she decided this was a great day to do some indoor crafting, so she pulled out all the materials she needed.
She let me pick from a book of scrapbook paper she had, for the design on our dishes, and I really liked these pastel flowers on the soft turquoise-green background. I think my siblings will like this paper, too.
Mommy made a template for each of the two sizes of plates we wanted for our kitchen dishes. She traced the templates on the wrong side of the scrapbook paper so there would be no lines on the right side. I helped cut the circles out. I had to be really careful so they would fit on the wooden discs correctly.
Mommy let me decide whether or not to put inner circles on the flowered paper pieces to make them look more like the big plates she has in her kitchen. I chose “yes,” because it made the plates look better to me.
We painted all the wood pieces with a vanilla coloured paint before we glued the flowered circles on. We wanted to use a turquoise-green paint, but we didn’t have any, so we made do. We had to do two coats of paint, so it took awhile.
We used Mod Podge to glue the flowered pieces to the painted discs. Then, we used the Mod Podge to glaze the plates. They are still kind of wet here.
We are going to cover the plates with a second coat of glazing, but before we do, I wanted to show you how pretty our new dishes look with our kitchen table and with yummy food on them!