Spring time treat: Tullips

There was a day when tulips were a precious commodity. In order to show off your personal wealth, tulips were displayed in tulip vases. Each tulip is placed in an individual opening, showing the tulips in all their splendor.


I still love these vases. I picked this one up at a thrift store the other day and decided to give it a make-over. I added the phrase “Every picked flower is a beautiful gesture.” It will make a perfect house warming gift, including some tulips of course!

Tulips can also cheer up any plate.


You can find out how I painted these objects here.

Birthday surprise

Painting ceramics is surprisingly easy! I made this birthday plate for my nephew in 20 minutes. You do have to bake your plate in order to harden the paint.


I bought the plate from a thrift store and upcycled it in a few simple steps using:

  • permanent marker or sharpie pen
  • Decorfin Porcelain paint
  • Paint brushes

I drew my design with the permanent marker. I colored in my design using the Porcelain paint. I baked my plate in the oven for 45 minutes.

This plate can go in the dish washer. This way my nephew can eat of his birthday plate every year!

Try your own hand at making a personalized plate.