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Who doesn’t love a good pair of denim jeans? Well, denim has always been a wardrobe staple and now it’s coming back in crafts and decor- and Michael’s has some awesome products to check out! In fact, Michael’s has a new Make Market line for DIY project and home decor ideas we’re talking rich textures like chalk, denim, galvanized, burlap and cork. Just in time for some fun spring/summer projects!

I was inspired by the denim to make an Indoor Picnic Tablescape. I loved using all of the colors and textures of the new products and home decor to create a pretty, subdued, spring, denim tablescape. (Yep, we’re already experiencing spring in February here in Utah!)

This tablescape is perfect for a romantic dinner for two, lunch with friends, or even an indoor garden picnic party! I used quite a few of Michael’s new Make Market products to create my tablescape, especially for my DIY projects. I hope you like it!Below are a tutorials for a few of the DIY projects from my Denim Tablescape.


I love how these denim plates turned out. Painting on glass is always fun. Just to let you know these aren’t everyday plates that can be washed in the dishwasher. Because this isn’t a special glass paint you need to handwash these and use the plates sparingly.

Supplies for Denim Plates

smooth, clear glass plate
rubbing alcohol
MAKE Market denim acrylic paint 1&2
MAKE Market denim weaving brush
mod podge glue – matte
foam paint brush
paper towel


Wipe the plate down with rubbing alcohol and paper towel to remove any oils from fingerprints, etc. Make sure the plate is totally clean so that you have a smooth base to start with. This will help the paint adhere to the glass.

Using the foam brush, cover the glass with the first THIN layer of the blue denim paint. Make sure to paint in only one direction, so that the streaks and lines from the paint brush all go the same way. Do not let the paint dry.

Use the denim weaving brush to create the texture of denim. While the paint is still wet, run the dry weaving brush in straight lines the opposite direction of the streaks you created with the foam brush. This will create a cross-hatched, denim looking texture. Let this layer dry completely, maybe for a few hours.

The first layer of paint should be completely dry. Using a clean foam brush, cover the first layer of paint with mod podge to create a seal. Paint lightly and quickly so you don’t remove any of the paint from the first layer. Let this layer dry completely.

Repeat steps 2, 3, and 4. Let it dry completely (this may take a few hours, total).

Use a clean foam brush to paint on the white denim paint. Let this layer dry completely. Once again, paint on a layer of mod podge (repeat step 4) to create a final seal.

I love this denim effect! It gives the plate such a neat texture and really adds to the place setting.