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Painted Plates & Fancy Folded Napkins

Posted: March 18, 2016 at 12:22 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Here’s a quick DIY of bronze painted plates and fleur-de-lis napkin folds, for an event table setting.

The Bronze Plates

I wanted to have plates to match the vase I made for my event so I picked up 20 Dollar tree cut glass plates to dress two tables. The plates had a nice relief pattern on the bottom with was perfect for the bronze relief effect I wanted. I'm using cooper metallic paint and black acrylic craft paint, <a href=

Lightly brush a layer of metallic copper paint over just the highest area with a sponge brush. Make sure not to let the paint seep in the cracks.

Lightly brush a layer of metallic copper paint over just the highest area with a sponge brush. Make sure not to let the paint seep into the cracks.

After the metallic paint dries, paint over the entire back of the plate with black acrylic craft paint. After it drys you can spray the bottom of the plate with a clear coating or sealer. If you use a multi-purpose acrylic paint you can cure the dish by baking for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F or air dry for 21 days.

After the metallic paint has dried, paint over the entire back of the plate with the black craft paint. After the black drys you can spray the bottom of the plate with a clear coating or sealer. If you use a multi-purpose acrylic paint you can cure the dish by baking for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F or air dry for 21 days.

Turn it over and you have a beautiful shiny bronze plate with a unique design!

Turn it over and you have a beautiful shiny bronze plate with a unique design!

 

Fleur-de-lis Folded Napins

1) Start with an opened napkin. 2) Fold in half so the it looks like a triangle. 3) Fold the two corners down to the bottom point. 4) Fold the top point down to just above the bottom point.

1) Start with an opened napkin.  2) Fold in half so the it looks like a triangle. 3) Fold the two top corners down to the bottom point.  4) Fold the top point down to where it’s just above the bottom point.

5) Turn the napkin over to the other side and fold the two top corners half way in. 6) Tuck one end into the other. 7) Turn the napkin over and turn the front flap down. 8) Bend the right and left flaps downward so that they look like curved wings.

5) Turn the napkin over to the other side and fold the two top corners half way in. 6) Tuck one end into the other. 7) Turn the napkin over and turn the front flap down. 8) Bend the right and left flaps downward so that they look like curved wings.

Your napkins can now sit up elegantly in the center of your plates!

Watch this video to see how all the pieces came together at the Chef of the World case of Fame event!

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