This craft is near and dear to my heart because my grandmother did this project with me ALL the time when I was a child. We used to make these for each holiday to display in the kitchen, but there are SO many other uses for Mod Podge Plates.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Two plates; glass or plastic
Vinyl or other embellishments
1. Start by washing and drying your plates thoroughly. The glass plates I purchased are from JoAnn’s for $3.99 each, but I got them buy one get one half off.
2. Lay your plate on the fabric and cut fabric around the plate leaving room on all edges. If you’d rather, you could also trace the fabric and cut it to exactly fit the plate.
3. Once fabric is cut, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge directly onto the plate and then lay your fabric face down onto the back of the plate.
4. Once fabric is down, continue to apply Mod Podge directly onto the fabric on the plate. Don’t be afraid to really get a lot of Mod Podge onto the fabric and work from the inside out to smooth out wrinkles. Be sure to get the sides of the plate and use your fingers to massage the fabric down the sides of the plate, as well.
5. Let the plate dry a few hours until hard. Then trim the fabric on all sides and corners of the plate. After I trimmed, I added another layer of Mod Podge to the sides of the plate to make the fabric lay down evently on all the sides and corners.
6. Apply vinyl phrases or other embellishments to your plates.
These plates can be used for so many different things…plate walls/home decor, chargers for dinnerware, menu boards for next to your stove (with dry erase marker), jewelry holders, and much more. You could mod podge bowls even!! ALSO–MOST IMPORTANTLY…YOU CANNOT WASH THESE PLATES. THEY CANNOT GET TOO WET (lightly wash off with semi-damp rag if needed), so please be sure to find uses for these that do not involve needing washed (sorry to burst your bubbles!). And HUGE thanks to Plaid for sending me some Mod Podge to try out on this project!!!!
Wow, what a fun idea! Love that fabric. Thanks for sharing! Happy Friday!
I love this idea!
It was fun meeting you at Snap. Your blog has some great projects and I love your sons red hair, my little boy has red hair too 🙂
Squeee! how cute is that!?
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I love these and have been meaning to try it for ages with paper and fabric.
Thsnkas for sharing
I love this idea! Would really like for you to share it with my readers at my linky party (I just posted it!)
I LOVE these!! I want them on my wall. I’d love if you’d come link up at my Tutorial Tuesday over at Our Thrifty Ideas that just went up. https://www.ourthriftyideas.com/2012/04/tutorial-tuesday-5.html
Great idea! I am going to have to make these on one of our girls craft nights!! Found you on Sumo’s Sweet Stuff!
Very Cute!!! I might have to try this!
Super cute, Abbey! Your plates look awesome!
Do you know of something you can put on top of the mod podge to make it dishwasher safe?
Love this idea! Was trying to figure out how to do this with some vintage plates I picked up. I will follow your tutorial and give it a try. Just found your blog through pinterest when I noticed I kept pinning toddler room ideas from you. Hopped over… and I am glad I did! Can’t wait to explore it more:)
Only thing is you use them for something that is easy to wash off the front because it can’t be put in water can it? OR is there Mod Podge that is water safe now? I know they have tons of different kinds.
The great news is that they have dishwasher safe now!! so yes, you can use it with water! 🙂