Monday, January 31, 2011

No Plants Here - 3D Challenge

It's 3D Tuesday at Paper Craft Planet and here's what I have for you this week.

I don't think anyone has killed more plants than I have, so why do I still have clay pots and saucers in my garage? Rather than getting rid of them, I decided to rescue some of the clay saucers. Here's a project I made with one of them. They can easily be used as coasters or candle holders and you can make them to match your decor!

Here's a quick tutorial on how to make these.

Clay Saucer (any size)
Acrylic Paint
Paint Brush
Fabric or Patterned Paper
Felt (optional)

Step 1: Wipe any dust or dirt off the saucer and paint with acrylic paint (this dries fairly quickly).

Step 2: Measure the inside of the saucer and cut a piece of fabric (or paper*) slightly smaller than the inside. Adhere to the inside center.

* Paper is fine to use for a "catch all," but if making a coaster, you will need to apply a sealer (Mod Podge or clear acrylic sealer) after attaching the paper to the saucer. Otherwise, fabric works great and won't warp like paper.

Step 3 (Optional): Measure, cut and adhere felt to the bottom of saucer for avoiding scratches on surfaces.

Step 4: Decorate!

Click HERE to upload your project.

Have fun creating!



Deebi27 said...

What a great idea :o). So simple and yet sooo practical...doesn't everyone have extra planter saucers? Nothing like adding to the decor of your home! thanks!

Mandy said...

Such a lovely idea Adela and so beautifully made too.