DIY Multi Purpose Plate Decor | Decoupage & Puffy Stickers
This is a plate I decorated with just a napkin, Mod Podge, cheap acrylic paints and some puffy stickers, yet looks like an elegant collectors plate. It started off as a memory plate but ended up being a decorative piece. Follow along and I'll show you how you can achieve this elegant look for any occasion or if you just want a beautiful decorative piece.
Pick all the puffy stickers you will be using and put them all on a separate paper. I used one of the papers the stickers came with that allows you to peel them on and off without ruining them.
Then spray paint them gold. I used Rust-Oleum American Accents in the color Bright Gold.
I bought those stickers a long time ago. The only link I found to them was this. Please note that I did not purchase them from this link. I'm simply saying this is the only link I found on them.
Using white acrylic paint ( I used Matte White from Plaid Apple Barrel) paint the inside of the plate.
Then paint the rim with black acrylic paint. ( I used Black from Plaid Apple Barrel )
Let that dry and give it as many coats as needed until it is completely opaque.
Cut the napkin into a circle shape.
This paper napkin was in my stash of napkins and have no idea where I got them... but, I did find someone who had them and I ended up buying some more because I wanted to finish the set plus decorate some flute glasses to match.
Link to Napkins
Place the napkin on the plate to see how much more needs to be cut off. Cut little by little off until it fits inside and none of it sticks out.
it's better to do it like this instead of cutting a huge piece off and then realizing you cut too much off.
Once you have the right size, peel all the plies of the paper napkin off. This napkin had two.
Now time to decoupage the paper napkin onto the plate.
Place Mod Podge on the plate, place the paper napkin on top and then using a crumpled up piece of plastic wrap... lightly smooth it out.
Once that's done give it one more coat of Mod Podge to seal it and let it dry.
Next, paint a border around the napkin with the white acrylic paint and let that dry.
Paint over that border with gold metallic paint. I used Metallic Pure Gold from Plaid Apple Barrel. Give it as many coats as needed, letting it dry between each one.
Clean up any spots, all around the plate with the black acrylic paint.
With the same metallic gold paint, you used to make the border, paint the very edge of the plate.
Load the brush with a tiny bit of paint, dab the excess off of the pouncer brush and then paint the edges.
Seal the whole plate with whatever sealer you want. You can even use the same Mod Podge to seal it. I used Polycrylic to seal mine.
Arrange all the stickers without pressing them down. Once you have them all arranged, using any kind of glue you want, glue them all down. They are stickers but I wanted to make sure they never come off.
I used E6000 To stick mine down.
Once all the stickers are dry, you can stop add some bling to really make this piece pop! I used Mod Podge to stick them down.
I used Gold acrylic rhinestones. The sizes I used are 2mm, 3mm,4mm
Now you have a beautiful plate you can use as a decor piece for your wall or shelf. Use it as a charger plate for any occasion! Weddings, parties, birthdays, anniversaries, special events, romantic dinner or make a set of 4 and this would make a fantastic gift! Remember you can use any paper napkin design you want. Paint it with colors that match to customize it to your liking! Hope you enjoyed this DIY!
Enjoyed the project?
- Mambi Puffy Stickers (To long ago to remember)
- Scalloped Edge Charger Plate (I believe Michaels, on clearance, a long time ago)
- Plaid Apple Barrel (Matte White, Black & Metallic Pure Gold) (Walmart)
- Pouncer Brushes (Walmart)
- Paint Brushes (Walmart)
- Mod Podge ( I use the Mod Podge Gloss) (Walmart)
- Paper Napkin (https://www.etsy.com/listing/522614287/pn120-paper-napkins-by-mesa-fina-5x5?ref=listing-shop-header-1)
- Rhinestones Gold sizes 2mm, 3mm, 4mm (eBay)
- Rust-Oleum American Accents Ultra Cover 2x Metallic Bright Gold (Walmart)
- Polycrylic Protective Finish (Lowes)
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GeorgiaBulldogsFan on Mar 17, 2023
Gorgeous project! Thank you for sharing it! Stunning!
How do I decoupage a glass candle plate with legs? I'm a soy candle designer & would love to add beautifully decorated plates to my site. I have so many in all different sizes but I'm confused about getting around those little bumps (legs)