Friday, June 21, 2013

DIY: Summer Table Top Decor for Summer Solstice

Photo courtesy of Steve Cridland

The warm weather has us entertaining outside more often. Any excuse to spend time on the patio with friends, sharing good food, fresh air and great company. I don't know about you, but I love finding creative ways to set the table and display that yummy food in a way that looks as good as it tastes. Here's an easy way to bring some visual interest to your table- add a little height with these cake plates you can make yourself. 

What You Need:
  • Tin canister or vase
  • Spray paint, two different colors (If you want to duplicate this look, I used Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch  "Berry Pink"  and Krylonindoor/outdoor "Ivy Leaf" colors both in a gloss finish)
  • Metal tray, I used both round and oval shapes
  • Glue (I like to use Aleene's Tacky Glue)
  • Your favorite treats- and don't feel limited to sweets, you can use these for just about anything: ribs, wings, burgers, muffins... 

How To Make It:
1.  Spray paint the outside of the tin vase and let dry
2.  Spray paint the entire (top and bottom) metal tray using the second color, and let dry.
3.  Turn the tin vase upside down and apply a generous amount of glue on the flat top (formerly the bottom)
4.  Center the metal tray on top of the tin vase press down and then let dry.

Happy Summer Solstice! Enjoy those summer get togethers (notice Larry the cat is waiting for no one.)

Photo Courtesy of Steve Cridland


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