The Casting Dock

cheap, adorable, and easy–a potent project trio!

Every single ounce of credit for this one goes to Jami Nato. I poached it, step by step, from her blog. It was so crazy cute, easy, and cheap (!) that I couldn’t help myself.

Behold my two new cake plates in all their adorable glory:

These babies cost $2.60 total, coming to you direct from the local thrift store. I popped in to quickly browse while I was out and about yesterday, having NO intention to replicate Jami’s adorable little craft. But when I stumbled on a whole section of glass plates and cups, my fate was sealed. The large plate and little ice cream cup were a buck each and the little (now blue) plate and cup were 50 cents and 10 cents.

I love purchasing just about anything for 10 cents these days, let alone half of an adorable cake plate. (sadly I forgot to take a “before” picture, but here it is just before it was glued…)

I followed Jami’s advice and did NOT spray the top of the blue plate, but I had to experiment with the cream one and just doused it with paint. I sealed the entire thing 3x over with a protective gloss. Who knows how long it will hold up, but it sure is perrrty and for 2 bucks, if it only lasts a few uses, so be it. (The shade makes the color look wayyy off on these outdoor pictures…)

and the finished product(s)…

Now I’ll need to do some baking to fill these little babies…

3 comments

1 erica { 08.24.11 at 7:07 am }

I love it!!! I am going to copy it. I cant wait to have another party, and put a lot of mini-pastries, appetizers and fruits displayed on these :)
Lets go next week to the thrift store, and lets get stuff to make stuff… :) Have fun with Lauren today.

2 k&c's mom { 08.24.11 at 10:57 pm }

You are just all kinds of clever, Lisa!

3 bryan { 08.25.11 at 9:07 pm }

nicely done. zagging into crafts like that can possibly help make some money if you ever lose any in the urban jungle that is today’s economy… i mean, i know that you love adding income… so cute too. xxooo

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