Hey friends…and happy almost Friday! Yesterday I showed you our Halloween table….and today I’m back to give you the details on the easy projects that made this table extra special.
Glass plates (mine are from the Dollar Store, and surprisingly nice and heavy!)
Bug stencils, sized for your plates (I used these)
Glitter (I like Martha’s because it’s fine. Not Ryan Gosling fine, but fine like sand.)
Craft glue with a small tip.
After washing your plates, position the stencil on the front of the plate, with the graphic facing down, and tape in place.
Trace the outline of your stencil on the bottom of the plate with craft glue. I used Martha’s glittering glue, but the only difference between it and Elmer’s, is the extra small opening.
Cover the glue completely with glitter….I put the plate in an old cookie sheet for easier clean-up.
Once the glue is dry, shake off the excess and run the plate under a slow stream of water to remove all the stray glitter. (Yep, just like my nails!) I set mine on black placemats so the bugs would really pop. We’ve used them several times, and hand-washing only removes a little of the glitter.
The snake nest place cards were even easier, and just as cheap!
Just fill the little form with moss and shape into a nest. After spraying the snakes, I gave the nest a light dusting of black, too, and added a little card for the name.
Easy ways to customize your settings, without buying a bunch of themed tableware.