Constellation Dishes

Introduction: Constellation Dishes

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Make a star studded set of dishwasher and food safe constellation dishes with glass pieces from the dollar store. Make an "out of this world" table setting for next to nothing.

Step 1: Watch the Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: You'll Need

Print out of constellations

Americana Gloss Enamels in Napa Red, Deep Midnight Blue and Dioxazine Purple


Krylon Short Cuts in metallic silver and gold

Rubbing Alcohol

Glass dishes

Step 3: Print Out the Constellations

Print out this constellation in gray scale (to save ink) and ON THE MIRROR IMAGE SETTING

*The reason you want to print this on the mirror image setting is because you're working on the opposite side of the plate. When you flip the plate over the constellation will be in the right configuration

Step 4: Draw the Stars

Clean the underside of the dishes with alcohol

Pick your constellation and draw it on the underside of the plate

Edge the plate with the Krylon Short Cuts pen to give it a finished look

Step 5: Paint and Bake

Add tiny stars with the silver metallic Krylon Short Cuts Pen

Blend the Napa Red and Dioxazine Purple Gloss Enamels on the center of the plate

Before it's dry, add the Midnight blue and blend Coat the entire back of the plate with midnight blue (or black) and let dry

Bake twice for 30 minutes at 350° letting it cool in between baking

Step 6: Done!

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    11 Discussions


    5 years ago on Introduction

    These are incredible!! And now I'm addicted to painting dishes. Do you know whether there is a mirror finish available that can be baked on to dishes? If there isn't - - maybe you could use your influence with some paint companies...

    Mark Montano
    Mark Montano

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    That is an awesome idea! There is a mirror finish for glass that would work made by Krylon, but I don't think you can bake it on. I'm pretty sure you could finish it somehow, though. Might be worth looking in to. It's call Looking Glass.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    wow, those are very beautiful. at first i thought you just painted stars on blue plates, but you even painted the background. nice job!

    Mark Montano
    Mark Montano

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    The best part is that I got the glass dishes at the dollar store! Thanks for the comment Sursula!


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I've always loved your ideas but I truly think you've outdone yourself this time!

    These are fantastic! Beautiful! And I am so doing it!

    Thank you, oh great craft Guru!

    So pretty! I love the galaxy effect you managed with just 1 paintbrush! Definitely an awesome way to decorate some plain dishware! Thanks for sharing!

    Marik I.
    Marik I.

    6 years ago

    They look really cool. Nice job.