It seems like we just had Valentine’s Day – and now St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! I guess that’s how it works, huh? Well, I’ve decided that St Patrick’s Day deserves a little more crafty attention than it’s gotten in the past (at least from me), so I decoupaged a plate. You can use this same method to decoupage any plate . . . as long as it’s glass because you want the Mod Podge to be on the bottom side.
Here’s another view without the delicious piece of pie – now let’s get started . . . you aren’t going to believe how easy this shamrock doily plate is.
Gather These Supplies
- Glass plate
- Mod Podge Matte (you could use Gloss or Satin as well)
- Scrapbook paper in various shades of green
- Small circle punch
- Small doilies
Punch out several circles from your various shades of green paper. You are going to need several.
Paint a medium layer of Mod Podge on the back of your plate, in the center (make sure the plate is cleaned).
Place the circles down in a shamrock pattern, using various dot colors. I just winged it. Work quickly before the MP dries.
Once the shamrock pattern is all down, paint another Mod Podge layer over the top and let it dry.
Add the doilies by painting a medium layer of Mod Podge on the back of the plate . . .
Then put a doily down and decoupage over the top. It’s okay to go over the edge of the plate.
Keep adding doilies, then let the plate dry. Then add a final layer of Mod Podge, let dry and trim the edges.
Here’s a fun St Patrick craft, and I didn’t even have to cut a shamrock. Which is totally intimidating to me (who loves to freehand), I might add. What else could you create with paper circles and doilies?