Design Your Own Glass Plates Tutorial

2 Materials
1 Hour

Decorative plates are so expensive, I can’t see paying the price, so what did I do? I made my own, no one would know the difference until they are up close to them.

Todays tutorial, I am going to show you how you can make your own decorative plate for less than $2.00. How fun is this???

The supplies you will need are listed below:

  • glass clear plate – I purchased my plates at the Dollar Tree
  • material – I purchased my material at Hobby Lobby
  • Mod Podge
  • foam brush
  • scissors
  • alcohol and a paper towel

How to make your own decorative plate

Start off with a clean plate. Wipe all the smudges and dust with a paper towel and alcohol.

Cut your material to cover the entire back side of your plate.

Center the material, (pattern side down), onto the glued plate. Pressing the material firmly on to the plate. Keep rubbing until the material is securely attached.

Let dry for several hours, turn the plate over and trim off the excess material. I tilt my scissors to get a close cut.

Apply another coat of Mod podge to the top of the fabric.

Let dry for several hours.

Finally, when the Mod Podge is dry, your plates are done! I did not use dishwasher safe Mod Podge because I am using mine for decorative purposes only.

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