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Metal and Ceramic Plant Stake

Add your personal touch to this ceramic and metal garden piece.

Aimee Bachna from Westlake, Ohio shares her process for creating this decorative garden piece, a plant stake with a decal embellishment.

Materials and Tools:

metal garden marker
3" round ceramic coaster
instant glue
clamp
design
decal paper
spray fixative
bowl of warm water
squeegee
towel
sequins with flat backs

Steps:

1. Attach metal garden marker to the ceramic coaster using instant glue. Clamp together to set glue and let dry.

2. Scan a design into your computer and open it in a photo program to resize the image to fit a 3-inch round coaster.

3. Print image on water-slide decal paper. Spray the paper with fixative for two applications and let dry.

4. Cut out design and submerge in warm water design-side down for 1 minute.

5. Remove decal from paper backing and apply to ceramic coaster.

6. "Squeegee" any bubbles and dry with a towel. Wait until it's completely dry.

7. Apply sequins around the edges. Add your personal touch.

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