How to: decorate a plate

How to: decorate a plate

I love being influenced by my travels and I’ve recently finished giving the hallway a lovely new lick of paint. In Greece, I’ve seen plates used a lot as a way of decorating a space and it got me thinking what a fab way of adding colour. And I really like the idea of decorating plates with my own style and pattern, so here’s my how to – how to decorate a plate.

I really wanted to use yellow as my pop of colour on the plates and it’s also one of my favourite colours too. This is also a really easy how to and this is down to the spray paint I used which gives a really nice finish.

What you’ll need

  • 1 16cm white side plate
  • Newspaper
  • Frogtape masking tape
  • Montana spray paint
  • A ruler
  • A pencil

Step 1
How to decorate a plate

Take your plate and give it a clean, make sure its really dry afterwards.

Step 2
How to decorate a plate
Take the masking tape and decide on what kind of pattern you would like to do. I really love frogtape masking tape, as it helps keep the lines sharp. I decided on a checkerboard look, which was easy with cutting the masking tape into squares.

I also used a ruler and a pencil to make a straight line across the plate, I then took some of the squares of masking tape and used the line to help start the checkerboard.

Step 3
Take the spray paint and give it a good shake. The montana spray paint is so easy to use, as it comes out in a fine spray.

I used circular movements to cover the white spaces on the plate. I did this about three times around the plate. Then leave the plate to dry for about 30 minutes.

Step 4
Take the time to take the masking tape off and voila one decorated plate.

Tip – Use command picture hanging strips to place your plates on a wall.

Let me know what you think of the how to decorate a plate and if you would like to share your colourful ideas, use #eatsleepcolour.

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