Today I want to share with you an easy craft tutorial. I call these my citrus themed glass plates.
Before my 4oth birthday party, I had been scouring the stores for some pretty citrus colored plates to serve sweets on. I was coming up empty-handed, was running out of time, and was concerned about my budget.
I happened to stumble upon some glass plates I bought at Goodwill awhile ago. And then the idea hit me! Why not make my own decorative plates!
- Mod Podge Glossy
- Paint Brush
- Jar of Water
- Glass Cleaner
- Paper Towels
- Scrapbook Paper (thin works better)
- Glass Plates
- Recycled Jar or Cans to Dry Plates on
1. Clean the bottom of the glass plates with glass cleaner.
2. Trace around the plate on the scrapbook paper.
3. Cut out the circle.
4. Snip four slits into the circle but NOT all the way to the center.
5. Snip four more slits centered between the first set of slits. You should end up with eight cuts equally spaced.
6. Cover the bottom of your glass plate with mod podge.
7. Center the cutout circle onto the bottom of the plate, pattern side down. Gently press the paper onto the plate allowing the paper to overlap slightly at each slit.
8. Liberally apply mod podge over the scrapbook paper.
9. Use your finger to smooth out the wrinkles in the paper. But, be gentle or the paper will tear.
10. Lay the plates upside down on the jars and cans until dry. Add more mod podge if needed to seal the scrapbook paper and glue it down.
Turn them over and enjoy your unique decorative plates.
Note: Do not fully submerse the plates in water, wipe them off and wash the tops so as not to mess up the paper side. Stack them with a paper towel in between so they don’t stick together.
Load them up with some light citrus sweets and they will be the hit of the party!