Wednesday, June 15, 2011

How to make a Dad Dish

One last Father's Day project to share.

Last year the Grade 5's made trays for their Dad's.  This year Grade 5 was pressed for time so I lucked out and found these terracotta  pot trays on a clearance sale at a local greenhouse.

With some paint and decoupage we have a quick easy Father's Day present.


- terracotta plant trays, I found mine at Sunnyside (if you're local) for 27 cents each
- acrylic craft paint
- paint brush
- paper
- pencil crayons, wax crayons, and/or sharpies,  Do not use WASHABLE MARKERS
- colored cardstock
- alphabet stencil, stamps or a cricut
- tacky glue
- mod podge or acrylic medium in gloss

Paint the inside of your tray with acrylic craft paint.  It might need 2 coats.  It dries very fast.

While it's drying make a Dad cartoon or drawing.

We made ours circular. Outline with sharpie, add color with pencil crayons.  Don't use washable markers as they will smear when you are sealing or decoupaging.

Glue your letters and cartoon in to place.  We used cricut letters but you could type some out on the computer, paint some, stencil some.........

Seal with Mod podge or acrylic medium.  I always choose glossy.

Now these aren't sealed yet, the sealed ones don't photograph so well. You can click on the picture to see these larger.

Hope I've given you a few ideas you can try for Father's Day.


  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [16 Jun 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria