BEETLEJUICE Inspired Table Setting

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Introduction: BEETLEJUICE Inspired Table Setting

About: Hi everyone! I'm a hardcore DIY'er, I've published 11 DIY books, just produced my own TV show called Make Your Mark for PBS/APT, I make YouTube videos every week and I'm buried under a mountain of craft sup...

Make a BEETLEJUICE inspired table setting using an old record player.

Step 1: Watch the Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: You'll Need

Old record player

Americana Gloss Enamels in Sand and Black

Americana Acrylics in Black and Orange

Thick wire

Glass dishes

Paintbrushes

Tape

Cardboard

Wire cutters

Rubbing alcohol

Manila folders

Step 3: Prepare Your Record Player

Cut several layers of cardboard the size of your record player

Cut a small hole in the center so it lays flat on your platter *This is your work surface

Clean your glass dishes with alcohol

Turn on the record player and draw a line on the cardboard so you can center the plate

Turn off the player and tape it in place

Turn on the record player and paint your stripes starting with the light colors first

Step 4: Bake the Dishes

Bake twice at 350° for 30 minutes letting the oven cool in between baking times

*This will insure they are dishwasher safe

Step 5: Make the Flowers and Invites

Cut 4" x 4" squares out of a manila folder

With the acrylic paint a large black circle with an orange center

Trace and cut the flowers using my flower template

Overlap the petals to create dimension and tape together

Use heavy gage wire for the stems

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    Thanks lovelymrsme! I enjoy the record player stuff very much.

    Love this!

    You don't mention, but I assume you put the dishes into a cool oven and let it come up to 350 degrees with the dishes inside??

    steady hands steady hands!! But looks like tremendous fun! I'd definitely try this :)

    I love this! What a great use for a record player and the perfect way for those of us (me) who can't draw perfect circles!

    I hope you're talking about the music...... :)

    I was thinking "what music"? Then I noticed there is a video. It doesn't want to play right now for some reason. Anyway, I was talking about the table setting. I meant what I said though, it's disturbing in a good way, like Beetlejuice. It's a little hard to look at, with all those swirls, but it's hard to look away at the same time.

    I'm not explaining myself very well. I'm a fan of Beetlejuice, and of disturbing people mildly-just enough to make them wonder- so I like this and would totally use it, along with some interesting theme related foods, if I was hosting a Halloween party.

    I just checked to see if I had voted for you, but it doesn't look like you have entered any of the contests?

    I get what you're saying and thank you! I did enter the zipper contest a while back. I love the contests on Instructables. It's a great community here.

    Very pretty! Lydia would be proud! Or scared I could never really tell how she felt about that... Thanks for sharing!

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