Friday

DIYP #39 My $4 Spring Makeover {Giveaway}

*Update* Congratulations to Live Laugh Blog! You won a great grab bag of transfers! 



This project is so simple even my kids could do it.

{I didn't let them because I don't play well with others}

I turned these white plates:



Into Spring plates (in about 15 minutes):


With some easy-to-use, rub ons!


Here's how:

Cut out desired transfer. Center it, use credit card to rub on transfer and slowly pull back paper.


To remove, just scrape off!

I get most of my DIY ideas from magazines like Country Living and Better Homes & Garden 100 Decorating Ideas.

And that's where I discovered Hambly Screen Prints.

I love this company! Their products are unique, colorful and affordable. The pink transfer sheet I used, Out on a Limb, cost $4! Here are a couple more of my favorites:

Silhouettes, in teal, $4
Silhouettes R503

Chandeliers, black $5
Chandeliers R061

They also carry unique overlays and amazing vellum paper!

Hambly Screen Prints sent an amazing assortment for one lucky readers. It's a grab bag of most of the items they sell (value $40).  Visit their store, mentally change your dishes for $4, and come back here and tell me what you like.

The lucky winner will be announced on Sunday.

120 comments:

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

I love the classic animals and the Twigs and Dandelions!! So fun...I am picturing all the fun I could have with these!!

The Southern Family said...

Correct question would be what wouldn't I buy? Omsh.

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Brittany said...

They have so many pretty things, but honestly it was the moustaches that really got me thinking. :)

Carlee said...

Love the sparkly silver "Sisters" sticker!

Amy said...

I like the Mini Vintage ones and I really like the looks of the stickers. I think I could get in all sorts of trouble on this site :) Thanks for the great idea!!!

Innkeeper Seely said...

I like the butterfly stickers and the notebooks

Melissa said...

Oh, this is beautiful! I'm not too crafty but I do love to scrapbook, and their overlays are gorgeous.

Michelle said...

I love all of them! Quick question... are they safe to eat off of?

Muthering Heights said...

I like the silhouettes in pink...but it was hard to choose a favorite!

The little old mom who lived in a shoe said...

I love your plates! My favorites are the Ahoy Matey (I have 4 boys who love all things Pirate-y) and the mod flowers... and the Out on a Limb, and the mini vintage. Those are my faves!
Jenny

Rachel said...

How cute. I love the vintage corners. I have this great mirror that would they would be so cute on. I just might have to get some.

Amanda said...

I'm loving the Mini Vintage rub-ons! So pretty!

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

What a great idea!!!

miss thrifty said...

I love everything on thier site!

Lorie said...

The vintage motifs! Yum!

Mandi said...

Love 'em all, can't wait to try them! Fun blog...

Jennifer Eastland said...

I live in New Orleans, so I would love the black chandelier page with the fleur de lis on it. I could put one fleur de lis on each plate and totally have a new "New Orleans" set of dishes!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

What a cute way to spruce up the look...especially for Spring! I love it!

Leanne said...

Definitely the mini vintage. Although it might be overkill if I used them on everything in my home I'm thinking of.

MDiskin said...

Classic animals for plates in my daughter's room. Or your own pink birdies for me!

~*Michelle*~ said...

WOW.....I love these.

OK, so I am torn between the mod trees and the out on a limb (I have something for owls lately)....but I could also find some funny uses for those mustache ones too!

Thanks for a great giveaway!

Peace
*~Michelle~*

Shoebee said...

I'm fairly simple-notepads. I go through so many of them they are great

Monica said...

I love this idea, but have a question. Do these rub-ons come off? Will you take them off after spring or just save them to use another year?

There are so many crafty things that can be done with these.

Whimsical Creations said...

Wow, what a great idea!! The mod flowers rub ons are too cute.

Amanda said...

What a great idea! Though I am curious how easily the rub-ons will come off the plates. And if you used glass plates on top of the white ones they would look perfect for Easter dinner! I have to say when I saw the Twigs and Dandelions I said "OHHH" I just love them in the lime green!

Melissa R said...

Oh the Vellum! I am drooling! The rub-ons are great too, and and... everything!

That Girl said...

Twigs and dandelions are my favorite!

Mandy C. said...

LOVE the banners. It's be fun w/ a dry erase marker.

The mustaches are doing something for me to. It'd be fun for a murder mystery dinner or something.

Thanks for the chance!

Linda said...

To start with, I would use Mini Vintage in brown. Then, Twigs and dandelions......after that....who knows! There are so many nice ones to choose from. A grab bag full to try would be incredibily nice. :)

Living with Lindsay said...

I've wanted to do that to one of my plates! Yours look so Spring-y!

The Mommy said...

Wow! Great idea and so afordable! I love the mini vintage in brown.

Lori said...

Love the urban chic frames, mostly because I'm about as far from chic as you can get - but there's still hope for my plates!

Jaden Paige said...

I so love this idea! Awesome!

On their site, my two faves are the Mod Trees in brown and the Twigs and Dandelions in black... But then, you could always be funnier and do the moustaches. That would be kind of cute, in a creepy, my-plates-might-eat-me kind of way...

Christie O. said...

what a great idea!! i love the twigs and dandelions too!! such a great idea for spring!!

Shelley said...

Such a creative idea! What a great way to match your white plates to any holiday or season! I wonder if its food safe?

Thena said...

It would have to be the mini vintage. Love it.

Hi ! I'm Cindy said...

Oh the things you could do with these!! The dandelions and twigs in green would make an awesome spring motif!!

Phyll said...

I like the sisters one also.

Zimms Zoo said...

The Ahoy mateys. My kdis would think that is super cool!

We are THAT Family said...

To answer your questions: I don't think the decals are food safe, just for decoration. But you do have to scrape pretty hard to get them off!

pucktricks said...

I couldn't limit it to just one, so here's the three I liked best: classic animals, mustaches (wouldn't it be hilarious on your plates?), and Ahoy Matey (because I like pirates).

kirwin said...

Do I have to pick just one? I'm drawn to the woodgrain, the robots & dingbats, and the classic animal shapes. Yup, I'm all about making it fun for the kids...

Bridget said...

Are you kidding me?!? Those are seriously cute! WHY didn't I know about this?

The moustaches look pretty fun...not sure where I would put those! I like the Out on a Limb, and Vintage Banners and Hearts...oh my!

Kim H. said...

I'll just take one of everything - ohh... I'm in trouble now that I've found their site!

I'm cracking up over your comment about not playing well with others - too funny!

Beth said...

Not sure why I never thought of this!!! I love the twigs. The woode grain is very cool too. Thanks! Beth

CandiceM said...

I LOVE the Silhouettes in teal because of the old fashioned sewing machine!! The sewing machine I use is from the 40's!

What a CUTE idea! LOVE it!

Wanda said...

Definitely love the vintage proofs.
Very cool idea.

jen@odbt said...

What a great idea! I like it all. The mod flowers rub ons are so cute!

Rhonda said...

I like the slim-line 2009 calendar in the rainbow motif.

rgbarron01 at yahoo dot com

JJ said...

I love the mini vintage rub ons! What a cute shop...

Don't Start None...There Won't be None said...

The plates are cute, cute, cute!

As far as what I would like from Hambly...where do you begin. Everything is fabulous. Love the vellum paper, love the notepads, the rub-ons are to die for!!!

MaryAZ said...

EVERYTHING!

Kasey said...

Cute idea! I love the Christmas rub ons.

PastorMac's Ann said...

I really like the "Out on a Limb" and also the "Stars" and the "Hearts." So many cool ones to choose from!

jubys1mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cathy said...

I LOVE these! Super cute and cheap...just what I love.

I would get the Mod Trees in teal or brown!

Jill @ Live Laugh Blog said...

I love the mod trees. What an awesome idea!

jill@livelaughblog dot com

Liz said...

Love that Cherry Blossom vellum-- what fun.

Liz

Heather said...

I love the Bohemian, the Grandma's wallpaper, Grandpa's wallpaper, the chandelier... oh, I'm in trouble now. Bye, bye, mad money for the month!

Jessica said...

What a fun easy project! And a free giveawal to boot.

everyday mom of one said...

I love the mini vintage stick ons in the pink and the black.

E said...

Holy cow! What's not to love?? I love the moustaches and the silhouettes, I would use them to decorate my daughter's mannequin...at least the silhouette ones and the moustaches I would use for a 3 stooges party I am planning!

BLE said...

I like them all, but I really like the Mini Vintage in pink.

Georgetta Nextdoor said...

These are cute, but are rub-ons durable enough for plates? If they come off if you scratch them, don't they come off when you use your knife to cut up your dinner? I'm guessing the dishwasher is out of the question, but do they survive hand-washing in the sink?

Or are these display-only plates?

Tai said...

Oh I like the all!! To change my dishes...the chandeliers probably, but I love the out on a limb too! But I could do something with any of them I am sure!! My son, would love the pirates!!

Dawn said...

I love this idea! It looks amazing!

~Dawn

1inCollege1inDiapers said...

I love the vintage letters. It would be so cool to write each person's name and then hang them on the wall.

Traci Best said...

Cool TIP! What an awesome idea for a wedding gift!

Thank you!!
Traci

jenlaser2015 said...

I love the Journaling Bits Rub-ons. Cause...ya know...if I HAD time to scrap I would use them!

VanderbiltWife said...

I like Twigs and Dandelions and vintage Christmas. Maybe I'll go out searching for some white plates at Goodwill. This is too cute and easy, even for craft-impaired people like me!

Jessie

{ L } said...

Oh, this is too fun! I want to get the elegant labels to put on paper cups when we have a large group of people over. Thank you for this inspiration and for giving me another site to bookmark, lol...Also, I have used that paper before for fun placemats by covering it with clear contact paper.

Amy Fandrei said...

I love the Mod Trees and Out on a Limb rub-ons. I would love to combine both of them for a fun outdoorsy motif!

mub said...

The mustaches are absolutely hilarious. I also like the Mod Trees!

rccalyn said...

Wow, amazing transformation! I really like the Twigs and Dandelions rub ons!
-Stacy (slwilkins05@yahoo.com)

Jenni R. said...
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franticallysimple said...

Do I have to choose one?
Mustaches, robots, twigs and dandelions, out on a limb, pirates...
Don't you think that would be a cool mash-up?
[crickets chirping]
Hello? Is this think on?

aggiemomof2 said...

Love the twigs & dandelions-too cute! sylviarj at yahoo dot com

Lorie said...

Wow! So much to choose from. I like the Vintage Christmas among others. Thanks!

Lois Lane II said...

Since I'm from Louisiana, I NEED (see the need, not the want? LOL) the Fleur de Lis! ;)

Hadley said...

those look like GREAT fun!

Valarie Lea said...

Oh my gosh!!! Those are so awesome!

Mandy said...

I really like their vellums and papers.

Sarah W. said...

Wow, even I could do this. So cute.

My fave were the Mini Vintage rub ons. So darling!!! I am just in awe of such a cool idea. My plates will love me :)

Thanks :)

Vintage Dutch Girl said...

LOVING the chandelier transfers! So many multiple ideas! Craft overload :)

Staci said...

Thank you for posting this. I have seen these in scrapbooking magazines but didn't know where to get them. I lvoe the classic animals. I am thinking of some pretty cool decor for my kids playroom.

Shira Palombo said...

I like the vintage letters, I think they would look very shabby on vintage containers in the kitchen or in the bathroom over some french glass containers for soaps etc.Very cute website, hope I win them jajaj.
Shira

Heidi said...

I got excited as soon as I saw the chandelier rub-ons - they'd be perfect on something hanging on the well in my daughter's room which we are in the process of redecorating to a black/white/aqua chandelier theme!

Leader of the Dream Brigade said...

Oh, my goodness!! Waaaayyyy too many good choices there. I do love the Victorian Motif - I have all white porcelain plates and can see repeating that motif around the edges of certain pieces to give them some oomphf!

Thanks for sharing such a great find!

Jennifer

Condo Blues said...

I like the Vintage Frames because they give me ideas.... good ones.

Jennifer said...

I love anything with bird cages and/or chandeliers!!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the vintage motif-
bird cages make me think of my Grandma and how much she would have loved to create with these!

Jerralea said...

I love the antique frames. You come up with the most interesting ideas!

mommyofmany said...

So cute!!!

Besides some of the sets you shared, I also like Twigs & Dandelions... and some of the alphabets.

Great idea!

lperry95 said...

What a great way to update plates! I love the animals and the ones you showed.

crystal said...

Ahhh...So many that i love!! I think that the Rub Ons are a great idea!! I love the Halloween ones alot because we are a Halloween family all year long.
I also think that the Turn table Rub ons are cool because my boyfriend is in a band and they would make great gifts!!
I am also a plant lover so i really like the Twigs and Dandelions a lot too:)
Great Shop!!

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Who Me?! said...

Those have got to be the coolest things ever, I love it!

MomStarr said...

All of their products send the imagination soaring!! Your plates look very nice.

Peoples Family said...

Love the twigs and dandelions! So cute!

Vanessa said...

The Twigs and Dandelions are great, but so are the vintage motifs, and all of their stickers, I loved it all!

SandyM204 said...

I love the Twigs & Dandelions.

Tina said...

I like anything with birds and branches but to be honest I would love anything!!

I love your ideas.
Thanks for shring
Tina

Jess said...

I would definitely hook myself up with the Mod Trees. They would look fabulous on my collection of vintage Fiesta! The orange, yellow, and lime would so go with the colors.

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Jan the crazy lady said...

You make my heart sing because I think I could actually do that one. Darling job.

Becca said...

What a great idea! I use rub-on's to scrapbook and never thought of this before! :-) Love it!

Joy said...

How clever and cute!

shoutingforha said...

I love the mod trees. So cute... and what a great idea.

bison61 said...

the kids would have fun with the classic aniamls and the dingbats & robots

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HP said...

I love the rub-ons!!

Shauna said...

Love this! Great idea!

Kimberly Kovach said...

What a fun thing to do with my daughter. My favorite rub-on was the green trees. Would look great in my lime green sunroom:)

Joy said...

Okay I went straight to the rub-ons on their site. I LOVE the vintage ones and the wings. There's just way too much to choose from!!!

Karla said...

These are gorgeous! Thanks for leading us to them! :)

I love the rub-on's: Mini Vintage, Twigs and Dandelions, Vintage Motifs and Vintage Corners, but most of all the Vintage Letters! But seriously, they're all great! I can easily think of a use for all of them!

~Karla @ It's The Little Things...

Kiy said...

That is SO beyond cool! I love it! I had to go look (it's all your fault, you made us .... lalalalala ... and that is exactly what I am telling dh when he sees my bill, lol!).

I am totally in love with the Twigs and Dandelions, they are so me. But I also think the seasonal ones rock too. And just think, I really do not have anything to put these on so if I win (or place my order) I will also have to go out and buy stuff for these prints. How cool is that? Oh, I am loving this!

Cheers, Kiy

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

I'm loving everything; especially the 'out on a limb'. I'm really diggin' owls right now.

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Love this idea!

Elizabeth said...

Hurray! I'm all for the mini bicycles in red (but I also love the twigs and weeds!)

Traci said...

I love the new fashion of the smaller square plates. My home is done in vintage italian charm and I love the idea of using the Vintage Corner rub ons to create gorgeous, unique designs that will showcase well. This is a great post, thanks for turning me on to Hambly!

Suz said...

Cute idea! Never thought of doing something like that... then again, don't have room for a china hutch..Bummer! I'd have to try it :)