But I did come up with an idea to jazz up our table temporarily. Poster paints! I was really impressed with how washable crayola paints were when I used them for our painted rangoli. I thought the same paint would work out perfectly our dishes*.
These are great for holding wrapped candy, cupcakes, keys etc. The paint will wash off easily in the dishwasher or by hand when you are ready to have your plain white dishes back. It's quicker than shopping-- I did the mug and plate in a few minutes while the kids ate breakfast. I've put together a quick tutorial on how you can do the same for a few dishes for your table too.
Festive Flatware TutorialFirst grab your poster paints. I've read that non washable poster paints or tempra paints should still wash off non porus surfaces (like porcelain , corningware and glass), and give a bit more even coverage. Whatever you decide to use, please test on the back of a plate to make sure you are happy with how they wash off.
If I was a good blogger, I'd have made some cupcakes for the pictures, but no such luck. :) The hardest part was keeping that mug hidden from my husband until we had tea in the morning.
Tips and Tricks:
1. Test a small area first! The mug I used was porcelain and the plate was made from corningware and everything washed off without a fuss (and I hate scrubbing dishes!).
2. I trimmed one of my son's paint brushes to give me a 'fine tip' to make it easier to write with the paint.
3. I found I got a more even coat by layering the paint and waiting for it to dry between coats. Luckily it dries in just a few minutes.
I'd love to know if you try this out! I'll be taking the rest of the week off from blogging and will be back with new projects next week. I hope everyone has a happy, warm, and safe holiday!