Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Watercolor Dishes

Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Watercolor DishesI was so happy to hear that you guys love this column as much as I do because I have been dying to make these watercolor dishes ever since I came across them on Fall for DIY! And because I already had ceramic paint from this project, it really seemed like a no brainer. Here’s my take on the project:

Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Watercolor DishesI ended up using a thinner instead of water like in Fran’s tutorial. I found that my best results were when I used four parts thinner to one part of the colored paint (gave it more of a watercolor type of feel). I also used a dropper instead of a brush, which I would not suggest because it creates air bubbles. You can pop them with our fingers before they dry, but  didn’t catch all of them.

If you are making plates for food, please make sure your paint is food safe. I also recommend picking up a few extra plates to experiment on until you get the results you want. You can get the plates I used here.

Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Watercolor Dishes Overall I thought this project was super easy and a bit addicting to be honest. I can’t wait to try it again using only a brush. I have a feeling I’m going to be whipping up a few more for holiday gifts!

Have you ever tried this one before? What did you think? And if not, you can get the full tutorial right here!

Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Watercolor Dishes

Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Watercolor Dishes

  • look great, Fun to see your interpretation on the project :)

  • Love the watercolor effect! I dunno when watercolor became a “thing” as of late, but I’m on board entirely! Especially since what you’ve done here uses such vibrant colors! :D

  • Amy

    I adored Frans and now I’m adoring yours! Love how they turned out, pinning.

  • Breanna

    Ohhh these are so pretty! Love how they each are so unique!

  • These look so pretty! i especially love the natural watercolor look about them – nicely done! :)

    Allison Katelyn @ http://SimpleSilverLinings.blogspot.com

  • Cyd

    Beautiful! I love your interpretation of Fran’s lovely tutorial! xo

  • These are so pretty! Love the pop of colour it will give to a dresser!