Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thrift Store DIY: Spider Wall Art

Transform mismatched plates from the thrift store into creepy crawly Halloween wall decor in minutes! http://designimprovised.com

This month's Goodwill project is all about mismatched plates - those lonely one-off dishes being overlooked at your local thrift store! Give these poor guys a new lease on life by transforming them into wall art this Halloween! Adding some spider decals transforms them into a perfectly cohesive and spooky grouping.

Transform mismatched plates from the thrift store into creepy crawly Halloween wall decor in minutes! http://designimprovised.com

I found these plates at the Goodwill for $1-$2 each. Here's a tip - you can find them for even cheaper if you locate the ones that have the colored price tag that happens to be 50% off that day. The color changes regularly, so ask a store clerk. I purchased a hodgepodge of white dishes in an effort to get a mix of shapes and borders that would work well together as a group. I laid them out on the floor at the Goodwill to find a mix of five I liked (odd numbers work best in a grouping like this)!

Transform mismatched plates from the thrift store into creepy crawly Halloween wall decor in minutes! http://designimprovised.com

Transforming these castoff plates into creepy cool wall art is as simple as peel and stick:

Supplies for Spider Plates


  • Thrifted plates (I used a mix of regular and melamine dishes)
  • Window / mirror decals (I used these Martha Stewart spiders, but you could use any decals you want!)
  • Command strips or plate hangers

Transform mismatched plates from the thrift store into creepy crawly Halloween wall decor in minutes! http://designimprovised.com


How to Make Spider Plates


1. Lay out the plates in the grouping that you want them to be in on the wall (take a photo of the grouping with your phone, so you don't forget as you are hanging them up on the wall!).

2. Stick the spider decals on the plates, mixing up the directions of the spiders and the number of spiders on each plate. Use your thumb to smooth out any air bubbles in the decal.

Transform mismatched plates from the thrift store into creepy crawly Halloween wall decor in minutes! http://designimprovised.com

3. Hang on the wall. All of my plates were pretty lightweight so I used 3M Command Hooks to hang them and it worked well. However if you don't want to risk plates crashing to the ground, I would recommend traditional plate hangers!

Transform mismatched plates from the thrift store into creepy crawly Halloween wall decor in minutes! http://designimprovised.com

This post was written in support of the Goodwill San Antonio. All content and opinions are my own.

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