Monday, October 10, 2011

Quick and Spooky (and not permanent)

I like to change up my little display of dishes on top of my china cabinet each season. 
Halloween is, of course, no exception.
I din't have much in the way of Halloweenware and I didn't want to spend money buying any so I decided to get out some waterslide decal paper and make my own.
I ordered the decal paper from  Robins Eggcetera and used the clear for this project.  Not too expensive and nice to have around for miscellaneous projects.
I used a platter I already had and a plate from the Dollar Tree.
The gorgeous antique bat image

and the textbook skull image both came from Graphics Fairy and were free.

Cathe at Just Something I Made has some great instructions for making and applying waterslide decals.  She even has some great free (non-Halloween) graphics you can use in your home.

Because bats aren't always appropriate for serveware I skipped the last step in the waterslide decal process and didn't heat cure or seal the decals.  When I'm ready to serve turkey, the decals will come off easily with a little warm water.
Linking to:

Whatever Goes at Someday Crafts
Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design
Look What I Made! at Creations by Kara


  1. I'm definitely going to try this! Love the look of the graphics on the platter and the Dollar Tree plate.

  2. Never heard of that kind of paper but I will have to look into it as I love your results. What a way to dress up some dollar store items. I am a new follower from Blue Cricket Design. Vicky from

  3. These look great! I hope you will link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

  4. I really like the way these turned out! Also love the $ you "didn't" spend! :)

  5. That is great! I love that you can switch it up for different occasions. :) Thanks for linking up to my Halloween party!


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