Make your own pretty plates for dressing up your table or for giving as gifts with this fun craft that uses fabric and mod podge.
Sponge Applicator Brush
A piece of cotton fabric slightly larger than your plate
Begin by putting something protective over your work surface, such as a piece of newspaper. Then lay your glass plate upside down, and cover with a generous coat of mod podge.
Lay the fabric on the plate, with the pattern side facing down (so that it will show through the glass plate).
Smooth the material over the plate, pressing firmly, and picking up the plate as needed to press around the edges.
Next, turn the plate over and trim the excess material. I like to hold the material up with one hand (because it will still fall away from the edge of the plate a little bit), and then I cut with the other hand, keeping my scissors up against the edge of the plate.
Then turn the plate upside down again and do another layer of mod podge. You want the material to be nice and wet with the mod podge at this point.
Smooth the fabric again, pressing very firmly over all of the plate, and being sure to smooth all the way to the edges.
Let the plate dry, which should take about 2 hours.
If any "bubble lumps" appear in the fabric after drying, try getting everything wet again with another coat of mod podge and try smoothing again, pressing very firmly.If making a small 7.5" dessert size plate, you will need to purchase 1/4 yard of fabric.If making a larger 10.5" dinner size plate, you will want to purchase 1/3 yard of fabric.