Add to GuideAsk a Question
To Top

Decorating Glass Plates

Category Glass Art
A fun project with paint or sewing notions is creating a decorative plate. This guide is about decorating glass plates.


Share on ThriftyFunThis guide contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!

April 10, 20170 found this helpful

Fabric Covered Decorative Glass Plate

CommentPin It! Was this helpful? Yes

Using watered down glue and pretty pieces of fabric you can make these lovely plates to give as gifts or decorate you own home. This is a guide about fabric covered decorative glass plates.


November 23, 20051 found this helpful

A good idea for a Christmas craft for kids to do is to make a picture and then buy a clear plate. I found some at a craft store for around 1.00 each. Put the picture on the plate and use Mod Podge to seal it. After it is dry, you can fill it with cookies and give as a gift. Makes a great gift for grandparents.

By Lori from Dallas, TX

Comment Was this helpful? 1
By guest (Guest Post)
January 29, 20060 found this helpful

Hi! Great Teacher idea...How abour taking the pictures of her students and putting them around the plate and a group picture in the middle! I know I would love it! (Teacher of Pre-K :)

Reply Was this helpful? Yes


Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

January 21, 20130 found this helpful

Where can I buy glass craft plates?

By Patricia

Answer Was this helpful? Yes
January 21, 20130 found this helpful

Have you checked in craft stores like Michael's and Hobby Lobby. Several years ago I found them at WalMart, but that was back in the mid-nineties. You could also check in thrift stores.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
January 28, 20130 found this helpful

Local dollars store should have all kinds and inexpensive too.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
January 28, 20130 found this helpful

Good tips. You can also find inexpensive frames at thrift shops and use the glass. If you don't need the frame, why not donate it back or embellish them and sell them?


Reply Was this helpful? Yes

February 18, 20150 found this helpful

I received a handprint plate from my grandson at Christmas and was told the painted image will wash off and that I need to find out how to seal it properly so that it might be washed. What can I use to preserve this precious gift?

By Bee

Answer Was this helpful? Yes
June 28, 20150 found this helpful

Glass plates only... you can put them in the oven on low heat for about half an hour & leave it in the oven till oven & plate are both cool. If not maybe a hardware store can sell you a spray to keep it sealed. If it has your Grand sons art on it. I wouldn't use it. I'd put it in a display cabinet on a plate holder to save for ever.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

By 0 found this helpful
December 29, 2015

I am looking for free instructions on how to make a decorative glass plate using fabric.

Answer Was this helpful? Yes

By 0 found this helpful
October 4, 2015

I want to know how to transfer pictures onto glass plates. Do I use Inkjet copies or regular photos? Any another ideas appreciated.

Answer Was this helpful? Yes

March 26, 20150 found this helpful

Are you talking about just using Elmer's white glue?

By Susan

Answer Was this helpful? Yes

December 1, 20140 found this helpful

I want to learn to place a real photo on the back of a clear glass plate. I would like for it to look artful, not smeared.
What's the trick?

By Manuel

Answer Was this helpful? Yes
Related Content
Crafts Glass ArtDecember 9, 2012
Fabric Covered Decorative Glass Plate
Fabric Covered Decorative Glass Plates
License Plates Decorating a Wall
Crafts Using License Plates
Decorated Mug
Decorating Dishes
Making a Photo Plate
Making a Photo Plate
Summer Ideas!
Fourth of July Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/06/22 21:27:08 in 3 secs.
Loading Something Awesome!