Monday, August 22, 2011

Bird's Nest Platter Tutorial

You will need:

Amount of plates of your choice
Mod Podge Matte
Paint/sponge brush
Stamp/ink or patterned paper/tissue paper of your choice
Branches (either found outside or store bought)
Hot glue gun
Unfinished wooden candlesticks 
Unfinished small wooden plaque of your choice
Paint of your choice

Step 1: Paint your candlesticks & plaques to your liking. Once Dry, Glue the Candlestick to the center of the plaque.

Step 2: Trace and cut out paper. If you need to stamp it, like I did here, then you can do so.

Step 3: Mod Podge the paper to the plate as shown below.

Step 4: Glue the Candlestick to the center of the underside of your platter.

Step 5: Begin gluing branches to the underside of your platter as shown below. Break the branches to fit the size you need. **NOTE**You will want them to be slightly longer than the platter edge.

Continue Gluing the branches all the way around until yours looks similar to the pic below.

Step 6: Begin gluing branches onto the branches sticking out from the underside.

Work your way around...

...until your platter looks like the pic below.

Step 7: Begin building up your edges by continuing step 6.
When you are done, your platter should look like the 2 pics below.


Step 8: Begin gluing the moss in pizza slice forms all around the underside of the platter. **NOTE** This part is messy so make sure you do it in a place that is easy to clean up.

Your platter should now look like the pic below.
Step 9: The final step is to cover the glue from building up the branches around the platter. Take bits of moss and glue them right over the areas that have glue showing. 

(The 1st pic below is showing the glue and the pic below that is showing the glue now covered).


You have now completed your platter. Make some fun food and pile it on!! 

To see the platters in action in the "LOVE SOARS" Bridal Shower, Click HERE!

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