Succulent Platter – My Happy Place, Decor Piece with Embossing Texture Paste

Hello friends,

Vaishali here,  on the blog today. Hope everyone is crafting great !!! Today’s project is an extension to my last creation – Decoupaged Candle with Embossing Texture Paste effects.  The beautiful candle needed an equally beautiful base for display….and that brought in the idea of creating a platter for it, which would also work as a center piece for the table !!!

Little Birdie’s handmade succulents available at  Itsy Bitsy have always been on my wish list…So the next thought as I developed the idea was to use the beautiful succulents to decorate the platter and make a ‘Succulent Platter’ for the candle. The platter definitely creates  a happy, warm corner and makes a perfect decor piece for the upcoming festive season !!!!

This creation is also my inspiration post for the current monthly blog challenge where you can join in with ‘Anything that goes with Embossing Texture Paste’,  so do play along and have fun.  Looking forward to your beautiful creations.

I have used Little Birdie’s Embossing Texture Paste in different ways in this platter. The Embossing Texture Paste creates lovely textures, which compliment the succulents and of course the decoupaged candle.

I have recycled a fiber frame, (that came as part of fancy packaging for dry fruits) to make the platter.  The size of the platter is 11 x 8.5 inch. You can recycle any old tray/ frame or even work on reverse of a frame canvas to make the platter.  The frame that I recycled had some self textures on it. In case you are working on a plain surface, you can create textures using Fiber Paste or Grainy Texture Paste from the store. I have a  video tutorial explaining the process of making the platter, along with helpful information regarding embossing texture paste, which is available in 12 beautiful colours.

Had  also shared a  video tutorial of the Decoupage on Candle, in my last post. In case you missed it, here’s the link. Hope you enjoy the video tutorials and find them useful to create something unique for celebrating the festivities.

Do checkout these close up images below,  before you hop on to the tutorials –

Frothy effect created by the embossing texture paste.

The gorgeous succulents- these handmade, paper succulents are available both as ornamental flower bunches and 3 dimensional forms in paper vases and cork pots. This product from Itsy Bitsy’s own brand Little Birdie is sure to add great dimension to your projects, especially the 3D miniatures.

Have used natural materials like sisal fiber, burlap sheet,  brown paper cylinder (cardboard tubes),  mini unfinished wooden discs (wooden log slices ), wooden green beads, green hemp, mixed media stones. They all blend well with each other and compliment the succulents along with the effects created by Embossing Texture Paste.

Top view of stepping stones in my little succulent garden.

I call this creation – ‘My Happy Place’ as making this brought me a lot of happiness and a I feel like staying in this garden all day long. The glow of the candle adds warmth and magic ….giving me a fairyland kind of feel and cannot stop imagining myself jumping on the stepping stones and playing amidst beautiful flowers, birds and butterflies !!!!

Wooden log and Succulent embellishments

My Happy Place

The  platter makes a lovely decor piece for a dining table or center table. With space for housing candles…. it is sure to spread warmth and welcome the guest in style.

Create, Express, Enjoy !!!!

Happy Crafting…

Vaishali Khandwala

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