Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Christmas is near!


With Turkey day just ahead of us, it's time to start thinking Christmas gifts!

This serving platter was 'simply made' by using the age old painted hands reindeer with finger print eyes and nose... I used pottery paint found at my local Michael's, painted hands and feet and added letters with the pottery paint pen. Following the directions on the bottle, I let the design sit over night (ok... a bit longer, just to be safe), and then baked at 300 degrees for 35 minutes. It's supposed to be dishwasher safe even...

I think a similar idea of using one hand for a turkey (where the thumb is the turkey's head and the other fingers are the feathers) would be an AWESOME idea for a craft for seasonal plates for your kids, or for the whole family.

3 comments:

erik.horrell said...

I love the lettering! Great job!

Lindsay said...

Letters do look great. my pottery paint sucked. hope you didn't get the same kind (i can't remember what kind). Mine flaked off immediately when I did a dishwasher test.

Leslie said...

OH MAN! Didn't you give those paints to Fran? I'll have to call her and make sure it wasn't the same kind!! I doubt MJ will ever test it by putting it in the dish washer though.