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

Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Blanket Ladder

Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Blanket Ladder Okay, so here’s the thing about Pinterest. It sometimes, more often than not actually, can be a black hole. For the amount of time I spend gushing over other’s projects, I’ve rarely made them for myself. Well, that is, until now! Starting today there will be a new column on The Crafted Life called, Pinned It, Made It, Loved It. I’ll be going through some of my favorite pins and actually giving them a go, while sharing the results with you! Hopefully this will encourage you to give some of your dream projects a try along the way :)

For my first project, I don’t think I could have picked an easier tutorial. I found this DIY Blanket Ladder tutorial by Maxwell Ryan of Apartment Therapy and just fell in love. But I since I don’t have that many blankets in our home, I thought I’d make one for fabric storage instead!

Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Blanket Ladder One difference in mine is that I made my dowels all the same size. Since I’ll be using it for fabric storage, I wanted an extra rung instead of extra space at the bottom like in the original tutorial. I also did not use any glue, and so far so good. I may go back in and add glue later if I notice it not holding up so well.

Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Blanket Ladder So what do you think?! Have you tried this project before? What are some pins that you’re itching to try?

Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Blanket Ladder

Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Blanket Ladder