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DIY Paper Plate Porthole

Now isn’t this clever???

Who would have thought that a simple paper plate could be turned into a porthole for peering out into the deep sea, bringing you face to face with who knows what?

My favorite part of this whole project was that I could pick and print out my favorite sea pics that I found on the web.  Each porthole turned out as different and unique as the next and it was fun hanging them up and watching each party guest walk from one porthole to the next, peering through the ‘glass’ at the sea life staring back at them from the other side.

Tools & Supplies:

  • Paperclip (for hanging porthole)
  • Elmer’s glue (glue stick would work great as it’s less messy)
  1. Clear Cellophane
  2. Scissors
  3. Pony beads
  4. Pencil
  5. Metallic spray paint
  6. Paper plate
  7. Blown up pic of sea life
  8. Hot glue gun

Cut a hole in plate making sure to leave about a 1in lip for later gluing on pic

Cut out a sea life pic in the shape of a circle, a little larger than the hole you just cut in the plate.

Pic should fit inside plate and overlap the 1in lip that you left for it to be glued to

Cut a piece of cellophane in the shape of a circle, making sure it’s the same size as the pic

Glue pic and cellophane together by running a small bead of glue along the very edge of the pic (I wished I did this with a glue stick as it would have been less messy)

Carefully place cellophane onto pic and press sides together

Hot glue 8 beads onto the rim of hole in plate

Spray plate and beads with metallic spray paint and let it dry

Run a bead of hot glue along lip of inside of plate and glue pic face down

Turn over to see if pic is centered correctly

Let’s make the hanger.  Grab the paperclip…

Unbend it

Hot glue the ends to the top-inside of the plate.

Finished and ready to hang!!!

Make sure to check out the rest of my Sea Party Ideas!!!


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  1. Hi Betty!!

    Oh I know how it is, you can never have just one! (and kittens will just melt your heart!)
    So glad you stumbled onto my site and I’m sure your kitties will just love their new enclosure! 😉


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