I like to make cookies for the holidays and I am always looking for ways to package them that are nicer than a paper plate. These decoupaged plates make a beautiful presentation, and they are an extra gift that the recipient will keep and use long after the cookies are gone. They are also easy and inexpensive to make.
Keep in mind that these are decorative plates and cannot go in the dishwasher or microwave. Do not soak them in soapy water. Wipe them off with a damp cloth and dry immediately.
This is the blog with step-by-step instructions. I have also created an instructional video. If you would like to watch the video here is the link:
This is not just a Christmas project. Depending on the napkin you choose you can decoupage a plate for almost any holiday or occasion. So make a bunch and keep them on hand for any time you want to give some treats in a special way!
Here is a list of the supplies you will need:
Clear Glass Plate
Extreme Glitter Mod Podge
Plastic Sandwich Bag
Rubbery Shelf Liner (optional)
Foam Pouncer Brush
White Chalk Paint
DuraClear Sealant or Acrylic Sealant Spray
Napkin of Your Choice
Glass Candlestick (optional)
1. Get a Clear Glass Plate (available at Dollar Tree)
2. Choose a Napkin with an allover pattern. This is our Napkin # C-305.
Place the clear glass plate over the napkin until you find the part of the
design you would like to appear on your plate.
3. Wipe the back of the plate thoroughly with rubbing alcohol and let dry.
This will remove any oils or fingerprints and make the surface of the plate
ready for the napkin.
4. Spray the back of the plate with glitter spray and let dry.
5. Put the plate upside down on wax paper. I like to put the wax paper on top of
a piece of rubbery shelf liner to prevent the wax paper from slipping.
6. Carefully seperate the back plies from the front ply of the napkin.
You will only use the front ply with the design.
7. Brush the back of the plate with the Extreme Glitter Mod Podge.
Try to make it as even as possible and make sure to get it all the way
to the edge.
8. Immediately place the napkin on the plate upside down (the RIGHT side
with the print will be facing the plate and the Mod Podge) With the plastic bag
over your hand smooth out the napkin. Do this carefully so that the napkin does
not tear. Try to make it as smooth as possible and make sure the edges are
securely attached to the plate. Put it aside to dry.
9. Once it is completely dry use a sanding block or sponge along the edge
to remove the excess napkin. Sand in a downward motion with the back of the
plate facing up to prevent the edge of the napkin from releasing from the plate.
10. Put another coat of the Mod Podge on the back of the plate before painting
and let dry. Once it is dry use a sponge pouncer brush to apply a couple of coats
of white chalk paint.
NOTE: If you are using a napkin like the one with the pine branches pictured
above and you want it to look transparent do not use the paint.
11. Apply at least 2 coats of acrylic sealant spray (high odor) or DuraClear
Brush-On Sealant (low odor). Follow the directions on the can or bottle.
Let dry between coats and after the last coat.
12. At this time if you would like to make the plate into a pedestal you will need
a glass candlestick holder (available from Dollar Tree). Avoiding the rim of the candlestick paint the glass candlestick with 2 layers of the white chalk paint and
2 layers of the sealant. Do NOT paint or seal the edge of the candlestick that will be glued to the plate. This edge must be plain glass to stick. Carefully apply the E-6000 glue to the plain gunpainted glass edge of the candlestick holder and attach it to the underside of the plate.
IMPORTANT: Use only E-6000 Glue for the pedestal. It is a strong industrial
strength glue that is meant for glass. Read the label and follow the instructions.
13. You can make matching gift tags with the remaining pieces of the same
napkin. Use the iron-on method to decoupage the napkin to the card stock
as shown in this one of my videos:
Here are some pictures of other plates I have decoupaged using this method.
Once you start making them you won't be able to stop at just one or two! They
are fun, easy, inexpensive and make wonderful gifts. I hope you enjoy making
them as much as I do!
This was made with our Napkin # C-309:
This was made with our Napkin # C-615:
This was made with our Napkin #C-305:
This was made with our Napkin # C-134: