Have you ever had a look for your table arrangement you were trying to capture with your table décor and just couldn’t find the right accent dishes? Maybe for a special occasion or party?
That’s exactly what happened to me. I had in my head an idea of just the plates I wanted but of course, I couldn’t find them anywhere. Just a simple spring look with a touch of soft green, but nowhere to be found.
While visiting a fabric store, I found a fabric with a pattern that would have been perfect. That’s when my mind started whirling. Remembering those long ago days when I used to decoupage just about everything, I knew just how to create those plates I wanted.
How to Decoupage Glass Plates with Fabric
Here’s what you will need to decoupage glass plates with fabric.
Clear plates – I got mine at the dollar store – 4 for $5.00
Fabric of your choice
Poly Acrylic Spray
Begin by measuring the fabric to fit your plate.
And cut into the proper size.
Add an even layer of Mod Podge over the back of your plate with your foam brush.
Center one of the fabric pieces over your plate with the printed side of the fabric facing down and smooth out the edges; working out air bubbles with your fingers as you go.
Brush another layer of Mod Podge evenly over the fabric you just placed on the plate.
Place each plate on a glass and let them dry. It took my plates several hours to get completely dry. They actually weren’t completely dry until the next day.
Once the plates are dry, trim the edges with a pair of sharp scissors.
To protect the look of your plates, apply an acrylic spray to the back of the plates. I applied a couple of coats of the acrylic with a light sanding between coats.
The tops are food safe by they aren’t dishwasher safe! When cleaning your plates – simply hand wash by wiping with warm water. After al,l they are Hand-Crafted – by you!
And there you have it! Beautiful plates in any pattern you desire.
Now I am always on the lookout for fabric that I can use to create these special plates for holidays and other occasions.