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Holiday Plate Craft

November's Project of the Month was contributed by StorkNet member DawnF. Thank you for this great idea, Dawn!

Holiday Plate Craft

This pretty plate decorated with holiday fabric can be used as a holiday decoration to hang or put out somewhere. You can even use it as a plate for goodies or for eating, since the fabric is glued onto the back of the plate to show through it; food will not touch it! They would be fun to use for a holiday party, and would also make nice gifts. Put holiday cookies on them, then enclose them in plastic wrap and tie on a bow. Just clean them carefully when you are through using them. Enjoy!

Supplies needed:

  • clear glass plate
  • holiday fabric
  • scratch paper (for pattern) & pen
  • scissors
  • liquid laminate
  • paintbrush
  • damp cloth

First, decide where you want the fabric to go. Do you want it to show through just the center of the plate (as shown in the photo), or will it go all the way to the edges? Cut a piece of fabric to fit your chosen area. (I made a paper pattern first, and then traced the circle pattern onto the back of my fabric. Then it was easy to carefully cut out the circle of fabric and trim it as needed.) If you put on the fabric so that it goes to the edges, you can also trim the fabric after it has been glued.

Using the paintbrush, paint the liquid laminate onto the back of the clear glass plate. Put the fabric over the laminate, with the right side down so that it will show through the plate correctly. Smooth out the fabric to remove any air bubbles. Put more laminate over the fabric with the paintbrush to glue it in place. Using a damp cloth, clean up any extra laminate while it's still wet. Let the laminate dry for an hour, put on one more coat, and then clean up the edges with a damp cloth again.

Let it dry, and you're done!

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