Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Decorative initial plate


With all the holiday parties, baking, and decorating going on I was so glad to have this Decorative Initial Plate this season!

My fabulous sister, Brett, brought the materials for this craft to a family get-together.  We had so much fun making these plates with our sister and mom! It was so easy that we could make it and still talk and watch a movie... now that's a good craft : )


  • Glass Plate (found at most craft stores or Wal-Mart in various sizes)
  • Fun fabric
  • Vinyl initial
  • Mod Podge
  • Craft Scissors

1. Pick out your fabric! 
               My sister brought a storage container filled with pieces of holiday fabric... what a selection! I chose one with snowflakes that I could use all season long. Our other sister chose the red gingham so she could use it for Christmas and Valentine's Day! Great idea. 

2. Add your initial to the back of the plate
            Be sure to cut the vinyl initial as a mirror image so it can be applied to the back of the plate and still be legible! 

3. Cover the back of the plate with a layer of Mod Podge. 
                Don't be afraid to go thick, but not too thick... it will dry clear! It just might take a while... 

4. Add that fabric you picked out!
             Smooth it out with your hands, and it will adjust to the circle-ness of the plate, don't worry! 

5. Using craft scissors, cut the fabric away from the edge of the plate

6. Add another layer of Mod Podge to the fabric to seal it. Be sure to glue over the edge you just cut! 

7. Let it dry for a few hours, and look at you go... you have a new plate! 

I l.o.v.e. this new plate because it is a beautiful way to put out the holiday cookies I just have to make, but it is also perfect to take to parties or church! It's the perfect size for that desert you were asked to donate, but no one will go home with your plate! Or make one with your friend's initial to leave behind as a hostess gift

Just be aware that this dish is hand wash only. Water will dissolve the glue between the plate and the fabric, so don't be surprised if you see a clean plate and wet fabric in the dishwasher!


  1. They did turn out pretty cute! I would maybe suggest you tell folks to hand WIPE only. Never use water on the plate, only a sanitizing wipe if necessary. :-)

  2. Sweet! It turned out really cute.

  3. Looks great. I like the idea of the initial in the middle. I've only seen them with the fabric. Stopping by from Make it Yours Day

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