Pick up a few Dollar Store glass plates, some buffalo check fabric and mod podge, to make quick and easy decoupage plates.
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One of my favorite DIY’s so far were the buffalo check curtains I made for my kitchen shown here:
There was quite a bit of scrap fabric left from the curtains, so I used them to make buffalo check pumpkins. Because my fall decorating would not be complete without it!
I love to participate in tablescape blog hops and have a Thanksgiving one coming up. What better accent plates to use than buffalo check.
Back to the fabric store I went, with coupon in hand, to grab another yard of my favorite navy and white pattern.
To make these decoupage plates, here is what you will need:
How To Make Buffalo Check Plates
- Clear Glass Salad Plates — mine are from the dollar store. I used salad plates, but you can also use dinner plates or glass chargers.
- Buffalo Check Fabric – I bought a yard but only used about 1/2 yard.
- Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge
- Fabric Scissors
- Foam Brushes
- Place one of your plates upside down on top of your fabric. Use a piece of chalk to draw a circle around the plate about an inch larger.
- Repeat this process with all four plates.
- Use your fabric scissors to cut the four pieces of buffalo check fabric.
- Clean each plate with glass cleaner and paper towels to remove any fingerprints from the glass.
- Use the foam brush to paint an even coat of mod podge all over the back of the plate.
- Place the buffalo check fabric circle, right side down, on top of the plate and gently smooth it using a credit card or mod podge smoother to remove any creases.
- Paint a light, even coat of mod podge over the entire back surface of the plate and allow it to dry overnight.
- Using very sharp scissors, cut away the excess fabric around the edge of the plate.
- Paint 2-3 additional coats of mod podge to the back of the plate. Be sure to let it dry between coats.
Wait at least 2-3 days before using the plates to allow the mod podge to set.
As the mod podge is only on the back of the plates, you will be able to eat off of them. These should not be washed in the dishwasher, as the fabric will come off.
Your best bet is to hand wash them lightly and avoid soaking them. They are perfect as dessert plates.
One of the many things I love about crafting is you can save so much money. I’ve seen buffalo check plates in the home stores for at least 5x what I paid to make my own.
Imagine the cute plates you could make for Christmas with this same process? Check out the fabric section at the craft store and be sure to use a coupon for extra savings.
I’m planning on making more of these for gifts this year. You can stack a bunch of four with a pretty ribbon like I show here:
Add a cute gift tag and you are all set. Or how about an individual plate filled with cookies as a hostess gift?
Use a santa fabric and have this be a cookies for santa plate. Too cute, right?
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