Hello Mod Podge Rockers! I can not tell you how excited I am to share my decoupage plate today. Amy is like famous! She does some awesome stuff with decoupage – but you know this already – you read her blog. : ) Here is a little about me: I’m Fawnda from Fireflies and Jellybeans, a little DIY craft blog I co-author with my best friend Jeannine. I am a SAHM (that is a stay-at-home-mom) to a son. I am married to most amazing man (sorry ladies – I found him first!). We adopted our son from Korea about 10 months ago. He is 19 months old and he is truly a joy and probably one of the cutest kids in the world (right along with yours)! I tutor high school Math students (before I became a SAHM I was a math teacher).
I love to craft! I rediscovered my sewing machine about 8 months ago and I love it. I also love to make cards. I am addicted to the scrapbook paper packs (they have a theme for everything and I want them all). I also think that Mod Podge Rocks and I have a fun craft for you today: monogram fabric-backed plates.
Here is what you will need:
- Clear glass plate fabric (enough to cover your plate)
- Mod Podge Gloss
- Scrapbook paper (enough for your monogram)
- Craft knife
1. Make your monogram. I free handed my “N” but you could print a letter off of your computer on the back of your paper using the Mirror Image Printing option. I also traced around the bottom of my plate to know how big to make the letter.
2. Cut out your letter using an X-Acto knife.
Optional: I distressed my letter with some brown ink.
3. Cut a piece of fabric into a square that is about an inch bigger on each of the sides of the plate (I know the plate is hard to see but it is clear).
4. Place your plate on a cup with the bottom facing up. I found it was easier to work with this way!
5. Brush on a coat of Mod Podge on the inner circle only for now.
6. Place your monogram upside down on the Mod Podge.
7. Brush on Mod Podge over your monogram. Make sure to keep the monogram flat and to press out any bubbles. Now – let dry (have a sandwich or something).
8. When it is dry, bush on more Mod Podge all over the whole plate . . . be generous with it.
9. Place the fabric over your plate and flatten out any bubbles.
10. Brush on more Mod Podge over the top of the fabric. Let dry. . . this can take a while so just put it off to the side. Or, you can do what I did and check on it every 10 minutes or so. . . is it done yet? – nope. . . is it done yet? – nope . . .
11. When it is FINALLY dry cut off the extra fabric by cutting around the plate as close as you can. If you are worried about the edges frying you can brush a little more Mod Podge around the edge.
Very cool! Wouldn’t this be so great as a hostess gift? You can bring it with cookies, bars, or other sweets on top of it and they get to keep the plate! Be sure to check out Fireflies and Jellybeans for other great ideas. Thanks so much Amy for swapping with us. It was so much fun!