I have an excuse! Holidays took over, then we decided to start house-hunting...you know...just to get an idea of what was out there. Then on our 3rd trip out, we found the perfect house! So here I am. Three months into our new house (old house about to sell) and I finally have a second to breathe.
Like many crafters out there, I am in love with Goodwill. I want to go there an obscenely frequent amount of time. Here's something I picked up on a recent outing to my local Goodwill. A really cute little circular wooden platter. It's black, and would be just fine to use as-is, but I wanted to do something with it. I have some really pretty paper, so decided to decoupage the paper to it. Still not sure what this is, but it's pretty!
Here's how it went:
- Assembled my materials: platter, glue, paper, scissors, and pencil (added later: black paint and small paintbrush)
- Traced around the platter onto some gorgeous paper (I think this is Basic Grey, but am not sure)
- Cut out the circle
- Glued circle to top of platter
- It's hard to see in the picture below, but there is a slight indentation around the edge of the platter, where I put paper over top of the routered gappy area (official term). Much deliberation occurred...to cut, or not to cut?!!
- Decision made - I whipped out the old Xacto and went to town, cutting into the indentation
- My Xacto cutting skills apparently aren't up to par because I dug into the wood a bit as I went around.
- Easy to fix though! I just grabbed an old paintbrush and some black paint, and tidied things up
- It turned out really cute and is currently displayed on a little easel like you might display a fancy plate.
- I'm not sure this project is totally done...maybe I'll turn it into a picture frame, or put a chloche on it and display some cute stuff inside, or buy some clock parts and make it into a clock. Who knows?! If you have ideas, send 'em my way!