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Decoupage Plate with Fabric and Mod Podge

Let me show you how easy it is to make a decoupage plate – and this one is special because it incorporates fabric and a monogram!

Skills Required: Beginner. It helps to have prior experience with Mod Podge, however minimal. I recommend practicing decoupage on glass if at all possible before this project.

Monogram Decoupage Plate with Fabric

Hello Mod Podge Rockers! I can’t tell you how excited I am to share my decoupage plate today. Amy does some awesome stuff with decoupage – but you know this already.

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 is amazing, and I have a fun craft for you today: monogram, fabric-backed decoupage plates.

Mod Podge Plate

Here is what you will need:

Glass plate, fabric, scrapbook paper, Mod podge
  • Clear glass plate
  • Fabric (enough to cover your plate)
  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Scrapbook paper (enough for your monogram)
  • Craft knife
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
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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.

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2. Cut out your letter using an X-Acto knife.

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Optional: distress the letter with some brown ink.

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3. Cut a piece of fabric into a square that is about an inch bigger on each of the sides of the plate. The plate is difficult to see in the photo above because it’s clear.

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4. Place your plate on a cup with the bottom facing up. I found it was easier to work with this way!

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5. Brush on a coat of Mod Podge on the inner circle only for now.

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6. Place your monogram upside down on the Mod Podge.

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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).

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8. Apply Mod Podge to the entire back of the plate. Be generous.

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9. Place the fabric over your plate and flatten out any bubbles.

Decoupage plate with Mod Podge

10. Brush on more Mod Podge over the top of the fabric. Let dry. . . this can take a while, so put the plate 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 . . .

Trim the edge of a decoupage plate

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.

Mod Podge plate

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!

Decoupage Plate

Decoupage Plate

Yield: 1 plate
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $2

Decoupage plates are easy to make with Mod Podge! Learn how to do it with a clear glass plate and fabric here.

Materials

  • Clear glass plate
  • Fabric (enough to cover your plate)
  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Rubbing alcohol

Tools

  • Craft knife
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Clean the plate with rubbing alcohol; let dry.
  2. If you choose to do the monogram, cut it out from scrapbook paper. Make sure it's the right size to fit in the center of the glass plate.
  3. Cut out the letter with a craft knife. Set aside.
  4. Cut a piece of fabric into a square that is about an inch bigger all the way around the plate.
  5. Place your plate on a cup with the bottom facing up for stability.
  6. Brush on a coat of Mod Podge on the inner circle of the plate.
  7. Place your monogram upside down on the Mod Podge. Brush Mod Podge over the monogram. Make sure to keep the monogram flat and to press out any bubbles. Let dry.
  8. Apply Mod Podge to the entire back of the plate.
  9. Place the fabric over the back of the plate and flatten out any bubbles.
  10. Brush more Mod Podge over the top of the fabric. Let dry. This can take several hours, or even overnight.
  11. Trim the excess fabric from the edge using the craft knife. If the edge comes up at all, apply more Mod Podge and let dry again.

Notes

Tip: use a razor blade to remove any Mod Podge that has gotten on the front of the plate, when dry.

Did You Make This Project?

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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!

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Anonymous

Monday 6th of September 2010

Thank you, that was extremely valuable and interesting...I will be back again to read more on this topic.

Infarrantly Creative

Monday 9th of November 2009

Oh I love this. I want to try that.

lisaschaos

Monday 9th of November 2009

Very cute! Nice tutorial. :) I was wondering about the washing it too, but it seems you answered that question. :)

Mitzi Curi

Sunday 8th of November 2009

Thanks for the detailed tutorial. I've been saving some clear plates for just such a project!

Janet,

Saturday 7th of November 2009

I like the initial in the middle! These plates were the rage a few years ago here. Everyone made them. I made some with holiday material (leaves, snowmen, candy canes)I love them! You can also display them on a wooden plate easel.

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