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    Custom Floral Dishware DIY with Temporary Tattoos

    I love celebrating different holidays throughout the year. From the big ones like Christmas and Thanksgiving to the smaller ones like Valentine’s and Canada Day, they are all cause for celebration in our home.

    But I’ve found that over the years, as much as I’d love to make a big deal and go all out for each of them, time and money don’t always allow for that. We don’t have a lot of storage in our current home so we’ve also found that we can’t keep a lot of seasonal items on hand for only a couple of weeks worth of use in our home. If we are going to keep something, it’s because it gets maximum exposure! And I know we aren’t the only ones living with the need for less.

    But I’m just like everyone else and when I see all the holiday-themed decor at the stores, I get all excited and want to immediately scoop it up and take it home. Restrain is a skill I’ve had to learn how to master the last couple of years. 

    So while I don’t necessarily go all out with Valentine’s day or Easter decor, it doesn’t mean I can’t still do a couple special things that will make the celebration memorable.

    For this Valentine’s Day, Chris and I have decided to stay in (because we will just be coming back from a big trip) and have a quiet dinner at home, once the kids are in bed. So I’ve been thinking up a few ways that I can make it extra special from our ordinary dinner date’s at home.

    And that’s when I came up with these gorgeous and oh-so-easy custom floral dishware DIY, made with temporary tattoos! That’s right, this gorgeous design that you see on these thrifted plates and mugs are TATTOOS! Who would have thought, right?!

    This has got to be one of the easiest yet most beautiful DIY’s I’ve done on a very small budget. Let me break it down.

    The paid of white plates and mugs all came from the thrift store for a total of $5. I then purchased these gorgeous floral tattoos that came in a set of five from Amazon for less than $10. I peeled off the back, placed it face down on the dish, held a wet cloth on it and waited about 20 seconds (just like you would if placing it on your body). I let the tattoo dry and then used this dishwasher safe Mod Podge that I already had on hand to seal the tattoo using a sponge brush. I then baked it in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and that was it! It’s THAT simple!

    I absolutely love the way they turned out! What’s great about this DIY is that first of all, it’s completely customizable! I mean think of all the temporary tattoos out there you could use! No two dishes have to look the same again! Secondly, I love the idea of how simple this is to turn items that you already have in your home or even thrifted items into holiday decor that you can reuse for other occasions too. Thirdly, I think these would also make the most perfect hostess gift! Think about all the applications you could use it for – vases, planters, dessert plates, you name it! The options are endless!

    Make sure to check out below all the other Valentine’s-inspired ideas from my blogging friends! So many great recipes and DIY’s that are perfect for this love-filled holiday!

    Love & Blessings,






    Valentine’s Day Cherry Pie by Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life

    Valentine’s Triple Berry Breakfast Parfait by Joanna at Lazy Moms Blog

    Valentine’s Day Mini Bouquet with Printable Wrap by Lucy of Craftberry Bush

    DIY Iron-On Mini Tote Bags for Galentine’s Day by Joann of Woman in Real Life

    DIY Clay Valentine Heart Wall Hanging by Jen of Kitchen Counter Chronicles

    Valentine’s Day Smoothie Bowl by Kristeena of Motherhood in Stilettos

    Chunky Crochet Heart Banner by Christina of The DIY Mommy

    ‘I’m Stuck On You Valentine’ Free Printable by Chandra of HashtagBlessed Blog

    DIY Love Tees by Colleen of Lemon Thistle

    Red Velvet Cheesecake by Kim of Kim Power Style

    Custom Floral Dishware DIY with Temporary Tattoos by Christine of Amidst the Chaos

    Valentine’s Day Keto Cheesecake by Thalita of The Learner Observer

    How to Host a Mother/Daughter Galentine’s by Kelsey of Kelsey Diane Blog

    Free Printable Farmhouse Style Valentine’s Day Cards by Shannon of AKA Design

    GALentine’s Day Tea Party by Shauna of Satori Design for Living

    Valentine Heart Necklace by Christine of The DIY Dreamer

    Simple Valentine’s Day Decor by Alicia of A Burst of Beautiful

    Valentine’s Sushi Recipe by Stefania of From the Playpen

    Valentine’s Day Decor by Dannyelle of Life is a Party

    Valentine Countdown for Kids by Heather of Raising Memories

    Love Sign by Meagan of Row House Nest

    Valentine’s Day Kindness Countdown Calendar by Jen of Rambling Renovators

    Rustic Valentine’s Day Decor by Sarah of The Project Pile

    Peach Raspberry Crisp by Brittany of My Daily Randomness

    How to Make Pine Cone Roses by Jane & Sonja of Sustain My Craft Habit

    Handmade Paper Gift Boxes by Jessica of The Vanderveen House

    DIY Valentine’s Day Pouch by Lidia of Design Inside the Box

    Valentine Oreo Cookies by Kendra of Joy In Our Home

    Valentine’s Day Lunch Idea by Adriana of Chaos and Caffeine

    Chocolate Cherries Baileys Cookies by Emily of daydreaming of elsewhere

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  • Reply Christine Cook February 1, 2018 at 8:38 am

    How cute are those cups!! Such a great idea to use temporary tattoos! Love it! Pinned!

  • Reply Jen February 1, 2018 at 10:02 am

    I had no idea temporary tattoos could be used for this purpose!? What a fabulous idea. Thanks.

  • Reply Lidia February 1, 2018 at 10:21 am

    This.Is.Brilliant. Seriously how original is that?! They look totally vintage and darling!

  • Reply Jo-Anna Rooney February 1, 2018 at 11:31 am

    What a fantastic idea Christine! I have never thought of using temporary tattoos to decorate, but now I want to TATTOO ALL THE THINGS! xo

  • Reply Heather Lynne February 1, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    What a creative idea! They’re so pretty! You’ll have to let us know how they stand up to washing!

  • Reply Adriana February 1, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    You’ve done it again! Absolutely beautiful and so creative. Great idea!

  • Reply Emily February 1, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    This is one of the coolest DIY’s I’ve ever seen! I love this idea!

  • Reply meagan February 1, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    You are one smart cookie! But I already knew that… I had no idea there was dishwasher safe mod podge!!!

    • Reply Christine April 5, 2018 at 12:58 am

      There IS!!! So awesome, right?!

  • Reply Jessica February 5, 2018 at 11:32 am

    This is such a great idea! I love the idea of using tattoos. I’m going to add this to my “things to try” list 🙂

  • Reply Leanna Forsythe February 6, 2018 at 1:57 am

    This is a game changer. Sharing and pinning. Brilliant idea.

  • Reply Sonja February 6, 2018 at 5:33 am

    Such a clever idea, who would’ve thought to use tatoos?! They look so pretty on their own or as a complete set.

  • Reply Stefania February 6, 2018 at 10:16 am

    So smart!!!!! I also struggle with refraining from buying seasonal decor but this is so adorable and affordable! I love this!

  • Reply Dannyelle @www.lifeisaparty.ca February 7, 2018 at 11:33 am

    These turned out so well, and it’s such a great idea. xo

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