DIY flying saucer from scrap materials

The renovation in the kitchen is finally completed and everything around is shining with cleanliness. But why does the interior look dull and dull? There is clearly not enough "zest" that creates that amazing atmosphere of home comfort and warmth, which always distinguishes the kitchen. And this can be done by decorating the walls using elements of kitchen paraphernalia. Such decor will not only enliven the interior, but also harmoniously link the entire design into a single whole. Wall decorative plates look very impressive on the walls of the kitchen. You can decorate them with your own hands using different methods, and the decoupage technique is the most popular.

Plate decoration options

Having decided to create a kitchen decor with your own hands, you can not only save money, but also be able to arrange plates exactly in the style of your interior and make them truly unique by applying original drawings or images you like from a photo. And if you also know how to draw, then you will surely create truly unique decorations for the kitchen or as a gift to loved ones.

Taking on this work, you will be amazed at the variety of options for decorating wall plates, each of which is interesting in its own way:

  • decoupage ;
  • quilling;
  • stained glass ;
  • decor with ribbons;
  • point technique;
  • painting on glass;
  • marmorizing.

You can use acrylic paints, with the help of which an ordinary plate will turn into a decorative one. But if you don't know how to draw, print the drawing or photo you like on a printer and transfer it to a plate using carbon paper. Then, armed with paints and brushes, paint it.

Ceramic plates are great for painting. The paint on them is not only easy to apply, but also holds well.

Get your kids interested in your creativity, and as a result, your wall-mounted collection of decorative plates will become a family heirloom. Long forgotten old plates and remnants of the grandmother's service will sparkle with colors under your hands and find a new life, decorating the walls in the kitchen.

Wooden plates made in the sgraffito style look very impressive on the walls of a small kitchen. They create a very cozy atmosphere and perfectly decorate the room. Just do not forget that self-made plates are just decoration, and you cannot crush food in them.

We invite you to familiarize yourself with the most common techniques for decorating plates.

Tips for working with acrylic on ceramics

Acrylic has some specific features, therefore, when using paints, you must adhere to the recommendations:

  • Painted plates are decorative. They are not intended for use as food. In order to safely and calmly take food, without worrying about their own health and the safety of the painting, they acquire special baked paints. Products painted with a special composition are fired in ovens at 800 ° C.
  • Work with paint only in a well-ventilated area. The workplace should be illuminated, the light rays are directed from the left side, the tools are located on the right for good visibility of colors on the palette.
  • The coloring composition in the base contains water, dries quickly. For clarity, you can add acrylic thinner for ceramics and glass. When diluted with water, the wash resistance drops.
  • When using markers at the end of the creative process and during work breaks, cover them with caps to prevent nibs from clogging. Store the ink pens horizontally.
  • The density of acrylic is medium, the paint should not flow and be too thick. You can test it in the following way:
    • dip your art brush in a container with a coloring agent: if the substance drips from the tip of the brush, the mixture is too thin; too thick material does not adhere well to the surface;
    • paint in tubes comes out easily, but is washed out - a liquid consistency; difficult to squeeze out of the tube - too thick.
  • If the applied composition is not yet dry, the drawing can be corrected. It is washed off with water or the incorrectly stained area is removed with a soft cloth.
  • For better protection of the painting and fixing the paint, the ceramic is covered with a protective layer of acrylic varnish. There is another method:
    • the painting is dried for 3 days;
    • they are heated for half an hour in the oven at a temperature of 100 ° C.
  • To prevent the dishes from cracking when heated, they are placed in a cold oven and then reheated. After firing, the hot product is not removed, it is waited until it cools in the oven.
  • Acrylic has a translucent tone, so it is better to apply it on white and light surfaces. To reduce transparency, white is added to the composition.
  • If you plan to paint with a wide range of colors, start painting with the lightest shade.
  • Intermediate drying of layers is at least 12 hours.

Types of painting

You can paint ceramic, porcelain or glassware with acrylic paints in the following ways:

  • Point-to-point.
  • Stencil. Ready-made templates and stencils are used for painting.
  • Free. Free hand decorative painting.
  • Stained glass. Drawing on glass with transparent paints followed by firing.

Spot painting

If you decide to start painting plates, you can make a whole panel of beautifully designed dishes with your own hands, which will decorate one of the walls of the house. And you can start by mastering the point-to-point technique. The dotted scattering forms an ornament that resembles the decoration of an object with beads or rhinestones.

We invite you to watch a video showing a set for spot painting and a master class on painting a plate.

Why can you start with this technique? It does not require any special artistic training. Even if the last time you took paint in your hands was at school, the first test is unlikely to be unsuccessful. The main thing in this business is patience, perseverance, concentration.

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Today I want to share with you a simple master class that will help you create decorative plates with your own hands for a festive table. I'll call it My Lemon Plates.

Before my birthday, I decided to go shopping in search of cute plates with the image of lemons, on which I could serve treats for the guests. I went to all the shops, but returned home empty-handed. Time passed, and my budget no longer allowed me to buy new plates. And then I came across simple glass plates that I bought a long time ago. And then an idea came to my mind! Why not make my own decorative plates !?

  • decoupage glue
  • brush
  • water
  • glass cleaner
  • scrapbooking paper (thinner is better)
  • glass plates
  • small jars or boxes for drying plates
  • scissors
  • pencil

DIY decorative plate Making instructions:

Note: Do not wash decorative plates under running water. Wipe the inside with a damp cloth. If you want your plates to last longer, you can paint the back with decoupage varnish.

Put lemon and lemon sweets on your plates and they'll be the hit of your party!

Wonderful do-it-yourself decorative paper plates with which you can decorate a festive table!

Papier-mâché is a wonderful technique that helps in decorating the interior and creating unusual and beautiful things of various shapes. A hand-made and painted plate is a great gift idea and room decoration. With the help of old newspapers, toilet paper and glue, real masterpieces for home comfort are formed.

The master class will tell you how to create a plate and other kitchen utensils step by step using papier-mâché.

  • a ceramic or glass plate (a plastic bowl is also suitable);
  • cling film or greasy cream;
  • newspapers or thick napkins;
  • PVA glue;
  • water;
  • brush;
  • capacity;
  • stack;
  • acrylic paint and brush;
  • colored paper or other decorative materials.

Depending on the shape of the plate you want to get, glue the inside or outside of the ceramic model. However, it is easier to peel off the adhesive layers from the outside than from the inside.

Instead of PVA, paste is also used: for 500 ml of water, take 3 tablespoons of flour or starch and cook for 30 minutes. The resulting material is used as PVA:

Other dishes are served on the same principle. It is enough to choose a suitable ceramic or glass product (preferably without relief and irregularities). Remember, the more complex the shape and deeper the dishes, the more difficult it is to remove the workpiece from it. Simply taking out a cup with a handle from the layers of paper will not work. To do this, cut the papier-mâché evenly with a clerical knife and connect the parts together using strips of paper (seams are glued on the inside and outside). See the diagrams for how to cut and join together the parts of a jug or teapot:

The other method does not require a ready-made plate or bowl. A cup for small things and fruits is made with the help of a balloon, which will allow the master to choose the appropriate diameter and depth of the future container himself.

For a step-by-step MC, prepare:

  • balloon;
  • newspapers;
  • PVA glue;
  • water;
  • scissors or knife;
  • a wide brush or sponge;
  • disposable cups;
  • paint, preferably acrylic (or primer) and brushes.

  • to make the walls of the container smooth and even, tear the newspaper into small strips;
  • instead of applying glue on top, soak the newspaper in a PVA solution, but pour more glue, than water;
  • completely dry every 2-3 layers - this is a guarantee that the finished bowl will not delaminate due to excess moisture.

How to make a flying saucer with your own hands

It can be crafted from unnecessary items that are available at home.


To create such a UFO you will need:

It remains to glue the plastic stars on the upper side of the intergalactic ship, and if the child liked to create a UFO, show him how to make a flying saucer in a different way.


This is how shiny and sparkling it will turn out. And not everyone will guess what is hidden inside. To make this type of UFO, take:

Please adhere to the following instructions:


What the next flying saucer looks like is shown in the photo. To create it, take:

  • disposable plastic plate;
  • glue;
  • 2 disposable cups;
  • small plastic salad bowl.

To make the legs more stable, use two pairs of glasses for each. Together the salad bowls, you can take another transparent plastic container of this shape.

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