I’ve always been obsessed with decorating glass plates, because you can put anything underneath, and it shows right through. The good thing about this, is that you can still use it, whereas if you paint on top of a regular plate, technically it wouldn’t be food safe. So, I bought some glass plates from the dollar store (yep, cheap project! ) and used scrapbook paper to make some pretty adorable plates!!
I started off by placing my plate on top of my scrap paper and tracing around it.
Then, I measured from the top of the plate to where the base started, so I could cut slits every inch, all around the circle. This is so that when I glue the paper down, it lays flat and doesn’t wrinkle.
I brushed a thin layer of mod podge all over the plate (you may want to do this over newspaper or something to catch any glue that may drip. I actually saved the paper that the plates were wrapped in)
Then, I centered my paper and pushed any air bubbles out, and starting with one tab at a time, pushed all the slits down along the sides. They’re not going to align perfectly, but if you get a paper with a pattern, you can’t notice it at all. Especially with this specific plate that has the ridges along the sides.
I brushed about 4 layers of mod podge over the top of the paper, letting them all dry in between, and finally cut the paper to be flush with the plate. It’s always better to have too much than too little! Once you glue the paper down, there’s no getting it off, and the first time I tried this I cut the paper too short and had to throw it out .
I used mine to put a candle on for the centerpiece of my table. As for cleaning, I’d hand wash it gently. The mod podge is supposed to be waterproof, but I wouldn’t take a chance washing it in the dishwasher.
Hope you try it out! They’d make great gifts!