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Just in time for Mother's day. This fun craft is surprisingly easy to create. You can choose a pretty fabric, glue to a clear glass plate and you've got yourself a pretty "porcelain" plate to give as a gift or keep for yourself.
Approximate Time: About an hour plus drying time.
Voila! You have a pretty "porcelain" plate. I got the clear plates at Walmart for about $1.50. You can also purchase a small plate holder or a plate hanger for displaying your plate. Here is a pictures of the some of the ones I made.
By Jan from L.I. NY
Cute idea! No one would ever guess they're covered in fabric.
You can also use edging on the plates. I used my plates for serving dry foods, like cookies and such. I handwash and dry the glass part only. Do not immerse into water. Depending on the material used, if you place them on a bright sunny window, they look pretty as the sun shines on them. Yours look beautiful.
Very nice! I think my step daughter & I will make her mom one of these for Mother's day. Great job on these!
Your plate is beautiful! My daughter recently made these for Christmas presents using pretty christmas prints, and again for valentine's day with small hearts imprinted on the material. Add a batch of cookies and you have a great gift!
I've done these several times as gifts and they went over so well. It's nice as they can be custom made as to the person's likes or collections.
I've made these. They are beautiful. I used modpodge for the glue. I'm happy to hear Elmer's glue works also. I sealed the back of my plate with a clear spray. You still need to just wipe it off if you use it for food. A gold trim around the edge is an added touch. You can buy a "marker" paint pen at craft stores in gold, silver or copper.
I loved this idea, so I printed the instructions and took them on vacation with me. When I landed I told my sister in law and niece that I had planned a "Craft Day" project. My mother and I purchased the plates at Wal*Mart for a $1.50, we also purchased the fabric there as well. With my sister Roz, sister-in-law Karen, her daughter, my niece Olivia and her friend Holly, and my mother Jenny, I had the best time, and so did everyone else. A very simple project, that looks like you spent hours making it.
Several years ago, my adult mentally handicapped daughter was in a special 4-H group for people with developmental disabilities and I helped her make one of these plates for one of her projects. After we got the Modpodge applied to the plate we sprinkled a little bit of glitter on it before applying the fabric. The fabric that we used was a black background with different things connected with Elvis on it. It was kind of cool because at that time she was a big Elvis fan(inherited from me). Unfortunately now she has switched sides to of all people. Garth.lol