It’s no secret that IKEA is full of great budget basics just waiting to be hacked or personalized. This year, I wanted to try to decorate my own Seder plate, but finding a large clear glass platter proved more difficult than I anticipated. That doesn’t mean that I didn’t find a lot of other great stuff I could turn into beautiful homemade Judaica, like the IKEA 365+ carafe.
Once the stencil is cut, carefully peel one of
the long edges of the stencil back about a half an inch and place it on the
carafe. This part is tricky, so peel slowly to make sure the vinyl/contact
paper goes in the right place. Once the stencil is placed, make sure the area
around the letters is sealed down tight. A right seal will ensure cleaner
Next, get a craft paint that adheres to glass (like this one by Martha Stewart) and paint your letters. Let the paint dry in between coats. I recommend at least 3 coats. While the third coat is still wet, carefully peel off the stencil. Allow the paint to cure according to directions. With the paint I used, it recommended a 24-hour drying time and then baking for 30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit the next day.
If you’re a Cricut crafter, click here for the project.