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HOW TO GLAM UP YOUR DESSERT BUFFET

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Want to create a glamorous dessert buffet for your next event but don’t want to spend a fortune? With a bottle of Plaid Crafts FolkArt Brushed Metal Acrylic Paint you can add a touch of gold to inexpensive containers and have the party of your dreams!

How to glam up your dessert buffet or candy table - Kingston Crafts

{FTC Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Plaid Crafts but the project and opinions are mine all mine! This post also contains affiliate links which means I may receive compensation (at no cost to you) if you make a purchase.}

CREATE CUSTOM CONTAINERS FOR YOUR DESSERT BUFFET OR CANDY TABLE

Dessert buffets are the hit of any event – and thanks to candy and frosting being available in every imaginable color it is easy to create a dessert buffet to match any theme. The trickiest part of arranging these fun tables is finding the containers to put everything in! Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite shopping spots and how to make your table look cohesive thanks to a bottle of Plaid Crafts FolkArt Brushed Metal Acrylic Paint.

Gold and pink dessert buffet or candy table - Kingston Crafts
USE PLAID CRAFTS PAINT TO CUSTOMIZE DESSERT BUFFET OR CANDY TABLE

I searched high and low for a loooooooooong time to find a gold paint that had good coverage and looked “real”. They were either too sparkly or too sheer or too brassy…and then Plaid Crafts FolkArt Brushed Metal Acrylic Paint came in to my life! It comes in 10 colors (which is an AMAZING array of choices for metallic), it has a beautiful matte finish, brushes on easily and can even be used for outdoor projects. It’s even made here in the USA! What more could I possibly want!

Plaid Crafts Brushed Metal Paint Colors - Kingston Crafts
Plaid Crafts Brushed Metal paint colors - Kingston Crafts

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

Supplies needed to paint dishes and glassware for dessert buffet - Kingston Crafts

HOW TO MAKE CUSTOM CONTAINERS FOR YOUR DESSERT BUFFET

1. Collect an assortment of inexpensive jars and containers. I ordered two different types of bulk plastic cupcake holders from Oriental Trading, then headed to Goodwill and bought a variety of jars and glasses in different shapes, heights and sizes.  I got two dozen cupcake stands, seven glasses and two jars for less than $40. As an added plus Oriental Trading also sells color coordinated/themed candy!

Assorted inexpensive glassware from Goodwill to use for dessert buffet - Kingston Crafts

2. Tape off areas of glass/plastic you want to paint. Use washi tape for more intricate/curved shapes, you can use masking tape when trying to cover bigger areas.

Use washi tape tape off areas of glass/plastic you want to paint.  - Kingston Crafts

3. Gently sand glassware/plasticware where you are going to paint.

Gently sand glassware/plasticware where you are going to paint.

4. Cover surface with Brushed Metal paint. You will need to do a few layers so don’t worry if you don’t have full coverage. Let dry and repeat.

Cover surface with Brushed Metal paint. You will need to do a few layers so don’t worry if you don’t have full coverage. Let dry and repeat.

TIP: Paint the underside of any plastic/glass container that is going to come in contact with food.

Paint the underside of any plastic/glass container that is going to come in contact with food.

5. When paint is dry and you are satisfied with the coverage, remove washi/masking tape.

When paint is dry and you are satisfied with the coverage, remove washi/masking tape.

6. Fill with candy and delicious desserts and wow your guests!

Painted gold bowl with white gumballs for dessert buffet or candy table - Kingston Crafts
Gold cupcake stands and mini cake stands painted gold for dessert buffet or candy table - Kingston Crafts
Gold painted margarita glass to hold candy on dessert buffet - Kingston Crafts

CREATE A CUSTOM DESSERT BUFFET OR CANDY TABLE IN ANY THEME

You don’t just have to use Brushed Metal paint to achieve this fun look – I used FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint in Baby Pink (love these color coordinated collections on Amazon!) to add some extra color to the table. Plaid Crafts makes so many different colors this could be done for absolutely any theme or occasion!

Mini cupcake stands painted assorted colors for dessert buffet or candy table - Kingston Crafts

If you love a little glam in your life grab a bottle of Plaid Crafts FolkArt Brushed Metal Acrylic Paint and have at it! From party ware to home décor to jewelry to craft projects and more…the possibilities are endless. I can’t wait to see what you create! Want to see even more great ideas from Plaid Crafts? Follow them on Facebook and Instagram and get inspired!

DIY gold and pink dessert buffet or candy table - Kingston Crafts

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Pretty clever and some great ideas. Might have to try this for BDAY potluck party in June. Thanks for the great idea.

    1. oh my gosh it would be so fun for a birthday party!!

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