Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Platter Project

Remember that tiered serving platter idea I shared last week?

Well, I made one!
It was super duper easy to make and I think it turned out GREAT!

I was at Kohl's one afternoon and found the cute melamine plates on clearance. They were C-H-E-A-P! I even had some Kohl's cash to spend so I guess technically they were free!
I ran in our downtown thrift shop the next day and found the candle holders. I only needed one but I bought two because they were on the red-dot/half-off shelf so I got them for .50 each. SCORE!

The most expensive part of the project was the epoxy. I bought it at Home Depot, but later discovered that my Walmart carries it for almost a dollar less. It think it was around $4. I bought this kind (for plastic) because I was using melamine plates.
It literally took my family more time to eat these yummy scones (thanks, Chef John) than it did for me to assemble the platter! I'm thinking of making another one using fall-themed plates for Bunco next month.


If you're interested in making one of your own, click here for detailed instructions! And be sure to show me photos of your completed project!

18 comments:

Tree Frog Creations... said...

Great job!!! I think I might have to do one with Christmas plates for the holidays!

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

VERY cute!!!

Lauren said...

So adorable!!!! :)

Sami said...

You can make one for all seasons! I've seen it before but I have never thought of that. Good idea! I'm excited! Can you tell??? :)

O Mom said...

So cute, love the colors! Thanks for the idea.

Katrina said...

So neat!!! This looks like something ANYONE can do too. Great way to spend your Kohl's Cash too!

Kathy said...

That is so cute, Meredith! Thanks for sharing the idea--I definitely want to try this!

dawn said...

Way to follow through! I am full of ideas to try and usually don't get to them...it's adorable!

Leah Belle said...

i love this project. your creation is very pretty!
i saw a post by homebased mom that was very similar a few months ago and had to have a go at it! i had a lot of fun making cake stands, and when she asked readers to send in their pics, i did. you can see my handmade cake stands in this post of hers. just scroll down til you see my name.
http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/cake-stand-roundup/

Christy said...

That looks great and you cannot beat those prices! Great job! Now I need to go buy buttermilk so I can make those scones. :)

Kellie said...

THey look amazing! Good job!

You always do the best crafts...I'm pretty sure I see one in my future.

Kendra said...

Clever! I love tiered plates!

His Girl said...

OH I AM SO DOING THIS!

gail said...

ooooooooooo---so fun! i will definitely be making one of these for our home once i get settled.

Amber said...

Oh.My.Gosh.

LOVE.THAT.

MUST.HAVE.ONE.PRONTO.

Robin said...

That is so cute. I have a couple of more to do in patriotic colors for friends. I love this project!

mel @ the larson lingo said...

those are SO, SO, SO cute!
Great job!

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

I was in Kohl's last week, too, and got several things super cheap. Who knew they had such a great clearance?!