A simple tutorial about how I used a set of clear $1 glass plates and 1/2 yard of fabric to create a stunning tablescape.
Time: 30 MinutesCost: $12Difficulty: Easy
First, you'll need to gather your supplies.
- 1 bottle of Mod Podge (Dishwasher safe version)
- 4 Clear glass plates (I used salad sized plates)
- One-half yard of fabric (Plates larger than salad size may require more)
- Paint brush or sponge
- Emory board
- Lay out the fabric and place the glass plate on top to trace it out. I kept my plate face up.
- Use scissors or a cutter to snip out a circle about 1 to 1.5 inches larger than the plate.
- The cut fabric should be slightly larger than the plate - about 1/2-1 inch.
- Using your paint brush or sponge, apply the Mod Podge glue to the back of the glass plate.
- Using a large amount of the glue will lengthen the drying time. However, I found that the more glue I used, the more vibrant the fabric became.
Alternative Method: I used gloss finish Mod Podge, but you can also try the dishwasher safe finish. In fact, I recommend the dishwasher safe version.
- Apply the fabric with FRONT FABRIC SIDE FACING THE BACK OF THE GLASS PLATE. My apologies for "shouting" but I want to help you avoid a messy mistake.
- Using your hands or a rubbery straight edge, press and smooth the fabric into place.
- Use pressure to remove any air bubbles or excess glue.
- Apply 1 more coat of Mod Podge to the back of the fabric and let dry.
- Once the glue has dried completely, trim any overhanging fabric to the size of the plate.
- Use the Emory board to smooth the edges of the plate and to remove an excess glue.
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