Thursday, July 30, 2020

Nature inspired Plaster of Paris platter and giveaway

nature inspired platter made with plaster of paris
Long summer days are perfect for outdoor crafts. We did a fun project inspired by nature using Plaster of Paris from Craft Project Ideas. Since mediums like Plaster of Paris require time to dry, we find this process is a little faster when we dry it outdoors in the summer heat. 
nature inspired platter made with plaster of paris
First, get all the supplies ready before you begin this craft project. You will need...

1 bag or 1 pound of Plaster of Paris
1 1/2 cups water
a dinner plate
thick plastic 
old container to mix
stick to stir or any other tool to stir the mixture
fresh leaves with prints from the garden
Mod Podge to seal 
DecoArt acrylic and glitter acrylic paint
paint brushes
nature inspired platter made with plaster of paris
Take the dinner plate and place the plastic sheet over it. We opened a plastic bag that was going to be thrown out and placed it over the plate. 

nature inspired platter made with plaster of paris
Mix the water and Plaster of Paris in an old container using a stick to get a thick pancake or creamy yogurt like mixture without lumps. This video shows how to mix.

Pour this mixture over the plate and tap the plate down lightly to remove any air bubbles. 
nature inspired platter made with plaster of paris
Place the leaves over the plaster and lightly press on to the plaster of paris. Let it dry for about 10 minutes. Then carefully peel the leaves off. The plaster will still be wet, leave it to dry overnight or a few hours until you feel it is completely dry. I didn't sand the edges of this platter.  
nature inspired platter made with plaster of paris
Once the plaster of paris is dry paint it. We used different colours of green and glitter acrylic paint to paint the platter. When it completely dried, we put a coat of mod podge to seal the paint and to give a shine to this platter. 
nature inspired platter made with plaster of paris
We are using this platter as table decor, it brings a bit of nature indoors. 
nature inspired platter made with plaster of paris
Giveaway:
If you live in Canada or USA enter to win a set of Plaster of Paris and 2 packs of paint brushes using the giveaway tool. 
This giveaway ends on August 21st. Please leave comments and follow my social media networks to be eligible to win. 
Update: The winner is Nicky
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32 comments:

  1. I think I would actually do something very simialr. Maybe try it with flowers and some grass.

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  2. I would use it to make some garden art--birdbath, maybe a pair of hands that hold a plant.

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  3. A stepping stone would be a beautiful addition to the yard. Your idea is lovely!

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  4. i would love to make a keepsake with some handprints ! would make nice gifts! Love your project!

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  5. I would use this to make a mold of my new granddaughters foot. I think your creation is very sweet.

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  6. I would use this to do a memorial to my cat that just passed away, your craft is cute great idea

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  7. I like using Nature in a craft so the leaves make for a colourful craft. My granddaughter would enjoy making a craft about mushrooms as she is fascinated with them.I loved using plaster of Paris when I was young for crafts.

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  8. I plan on doing the craft that you did with my two boys if I win.

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  9. I will make a Nature craft with mushrooms as my granddaughter likes them. It is always fun to make art with Plaster of Paris and then paint it as you did with the leaves.

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  10. would love to make some memory ornaments and give as gifts!

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  11. I do like your craft on leaves and would do something related to nature as flowers or mushrooms with my granddaughter.

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  12. Nature crafts with grandchildren are always fun and I would make something with flowers appearing in their natural form as you did with leaves.

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  13. love to make some beads and flower impression for jewelery!

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  14. I like your craft. I would do something like that

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  15. I like Nature crafts and my granddaughter and I would do something of a similar format with flowers or myshrooms.

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  16. Nature crafts are always fun to make and paint and we would also do something related to nature.

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  17. love to make something with flowers from our flower garden.

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  18. i would love to make some garden ornaments or keepsakes

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  19. We love to make nature inspired crafts as you did and would try to make flowers or mushrooms.

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  20. Nature crafts are always fun for children and we would also do a nature craft with flowers or mushrooms.

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  21. love to make some leaf impression crafts in the Fall.

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  22. I like the Nature craft you did and we would alos make something from nature, flowers or mushrooms.

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  23. I think I would like to make "dinosaur footprints" for the kids. I like this leaf idea, too.

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  24. I'd love to make something we could use in the garden

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  25. i love the craft you made. I would love to make something with the grandkids like impressions of their hands

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  26. I like the craft you did with leaves and we would do one with flowers or mushrooms.

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  27. I enjoy Nature crafts with children and would also create something from Nature with my granddaughter.

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  28. I would make a form of Nature craft or perhaps a bird and Yes I do enjoy the type of Nature craft you made.

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  29. We would also do a Nature craft and perhaps try flowers, mushrooms or or birds.

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  30. I like your craft - perfect with leaves in any season. I would use the plaster to make a hand print of my kiddo.

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  31. I would probably do a handprint with some dried flowers. I'm always looking for fun (and sometimes messy) crafts to do with my 3 year old grandson. I like you idea, but maybe smaller flowers.

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  32. We have some neat fossil crafts that we would use the plaster of Paris for.

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