DIY Vintage China from paper plates

I honestly don’t remember where or when I first fell in love with blue willow china, but it was most likely one of the many loves passed to me from my vintage loving mama. No doubt while perusing a junk shop on one of our many thrifting trips. It was years after getting married that I finally had my own china cabinet, in fact if you want to see the process of me creating one from a thrift store discard check out this post HERE. My next step of course was to fill it with some beautiful vintage china. As is sometimes the case I had not the funds for this need nor the patience to wait until I did so my mind set to wondering how I could get around these obstacles. This is how I came to DIY my own beginnings of some beautiful french blue toile china plates. . I’m not suggesting you use this tutorial for a full set of China, because in fact they are just for looks. You cannot eat from these sweet plates, they are only for looks. But inside a cabinet or up on a wall they certainly do give a beautiful nod to china and I find it even more gratifying that I’ve made it myself.

Here is a quick and easy tutorial on how you can make some yourself. Here are the supplies I used:

IOD Decor Moulds ( you can see the ones that I used by clicking HERE )

IOD Decor Stamps by Prima ( please click on online ordering HERE to purchase stamp of your choice online. The european toile will be shipping to stores 4/15/17 )

IOD Decor Ink by Prima in provincial blue ( you can choose any color you want, in fact I bet the rouge would be gorgeous! Click HERE to order online )

Chalk Style paint and Glaze ( I used General Finishes in Limestone and you can order that HERE )

Finnabair by Prima Soft Gloss Gel ( order HERE )

paint brush





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  1. Rhonda on March 30, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Absolutely the most stunning creations! Your designs are simply amazing and I cannot wait to purchase these set of stamps.

  2. Trixie on July 13, 2017 at 3:28 am


  3. Trixie on July 13, 2017 at 3:32 am

    A stunning project so different and inventive I have purchased some stamps and moulds and just can’t wait to try al of this including on the walls and bedding thank you so much for sharing your ideas …Trixie????

    • Sally Griswold Sally Griswold on August 24, 2017 at 8:25 am

      Hi Trixie! How are you getting along with the stamps and moulds you’ve purchased? Don’t let them sit in their package, they’re NO fun that way LOL… well they’re kind of fun to look at, hee hee.

  4. Dorothy Smith on August 24, 2017 at 12:46 am

    Fabulouse and informative loved it
    Already have these and many other stamps and moulds so I had better get started

    • Sally Griswold Sally Griswold on August 24, 2017 at 8:24 am

      Oh! I hope you do, and please show us when you’re finished 🙂

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