Make festive fabric plates using a glass plate, fabric fat quarters, and Mod Podge.
Setting a festive table is one of the best parts of a holiday. But buying a whole new set of dishes for the holidays can get expensive. These fabric plates are so easy and inexpensive to make, you could make a new set every year. To make these plates you basically just Mod Podge fabric onto plates and allow them to dry. It’s super easy to do.
These fabric plates are not only great for Christmas. You can make them for virtually any holiday or occasion. Just use any fabric you like to make fun plates.
Decoupage Christmas Fabric Plates with Mod Podge
Fabric Plates Supplies:
• 1 fat quarter of holiday fabric (or any fabric of any other occasion)
• 1 clear plate – you can use glass or plastic plates
• Mod podge – use Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe if you want to be able to wash the plates later
• Foam brush
• 1 pair of kitchen scissors or wire cutter
Fabric Plates Instructions:
Using your foam brush, spread the Mod Podge onto the back of the plate. You can use a glass plate or a plastic plate. We used Matte ModPodge, but ModPodge also now sells a dishwasher safe version. This ModPodge is top rack safe and dries to a hard, gloss finish. But you can always handwash the plates when using other ModPodges.
Make sure that your fat quarter is nice and smooth. You may want to iron it to get out the creases. Smooth the fabric over the plate. Make sure there are no bubbles.
Turn the plate over. Check to see if there are any spots you missed with the Mod Podge. Once the fabric is smooth and there are no air bubbles, allow the plate to dry completely.
Once the Mod Podge is dry, you can carefully cut the fabric around the plate. Use a sharp pair of scissors and cut around the edge of the plate. Remove the excess fabric. Apply another coat of Mod Podge. Let the plate dry for 24 hours.
Once the Mod Podge has dried for 24 hours, the plates are ready to be used. Be sure to hand clean the plate after use unless you used the Mod Podge for dishwashers.
- Clear plastic or glass plate
- Fabric fat quarter (1 per plate)
- Mod Podge (Dishwasher type recommended)
- Foam brush
- Using the foam brush to spread the Mod Podge onto the back of the plate.
- Smooth fabric over the plate. Make sure there are no bubbles. If you turn over the plate, you can see if there are any spots you missed with the mod podge. Allow to dry.
- Cut the fabric around the plate. Apply another coat of mod podge and allow to dry 24 hours.
- Be sure to hand clean the plate after use unless using Dishwasher Mod Podge.