I love Jadeite but don’t like the prices of the old stuff. I have no problem with buying the reproductions since it’s the color I like more than the value of the old pieces. I don’t even mind a plastic reproduction just to get that color.
For that reason I decided to paint a plastic napkin holder. I got mine at Walmart for under $3 but I think I also saw one at the Dollar Store and you know how much it would be there.
I decided to use acrylic craft paint knowing that it can chip off easily but my napkin holder won’t need to be washed often. (I don’t have any children at home.) When it does need to be washed, I can just paint it again.
Here is the napkin holder with just the bottom painted:
I painted the underside so that the part that shows is the shiny plastic with the paint showing through. You can see how I painted the inside of the sides; again so that the shiny plastic is outside with the paint showing through.
Here it is all done with some of my collection of reproduction jadeite.
What do you think? What color would you paint yours?
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