Happy Friday and it is just so great to catch up with you all today!
I hope that life is treating you well.
It’s been a happy and busy week for me as I have been staying with some precious grand-girls while their parents were on a trip.
I’ll write a little bit more about that next week and a recipe for homemade cherry filling.
I mentioned last week about sharing two other posts on how I made the most of my three yards of French fabric so here is the second post in this series!
One of the reasons that I love this project so is because of the simplicity and the potential it has for gift giving.
These plates make perfect little take home gifts for any occasion or could be given as hostess gifts too when given as a set. So many options available and of course fabric too.
For this project I just let my inspiration begin in my kitchen where all my goodies are seasoned with love!
These nifty clear glass plates can be made in various sizes but for this project I chose dessert plates, because seriously everyone loves dessert!
Just imagine serving your sweet treats on these fun plates and then putting the leftover cookies, pie, brownies or cake on the plate all wrapped up and sending the treats home with your guests.
You know that Paper plates are a drag, they flop, bend, crumble and fall apart, but these plates won’t!
So here they are the DIY French Black & White Stripe Plates which coordinate with my
Supplies For DIY French Black and White Stripe Plates:
1. Modge Podge
4. Paint Brushes
5. Paper towels
6. Plastic bowl to poor modge podge in
7. Clear glass plates
Your guests can keep them as a decorative piece or pass the love on with their own guests.
Word of caution, they are not washable unless you use Modge Podge Dishwasher Safe.
Just wipe the top of the plate off with a damp cloth.
Directions For DIY French Black & White Stripe Plates:
1. Place clear plates on fabric measuring amount of fabric needed for each plate.
2. Cut equal squares of fabric for equal number of plates
3. Coat the backside of the clear plate with modge podge
4. Place printed side of fabric on the modge podge coated side of plate
5. Press fabric into place removing all air bubbles
6. Trim fabric to edge of plate
7. Coat fabric with more modge podge
Measure your fabric allowing enough to seal the edges of your plate.
Cut into equal squares.
If you have a pattern you’d like to center do that prior to cutting the fabric.
Apply the modge podge on the back of the plate and press patterned side of the fabric onto place before cutting the fabric to the edges.
Work all of the bubbles out of the fabric by pressing and smoothing with your fingers. Once the fabric is smooth and bubble free apply a generous coat of modge podge to the back of the fabric and along the edge of the plate to create a seal.
Wipe off front of plate with damp cloth.
Allow plate to dry upside down overnight.
Presto you now have your own DIY French Black & White Stripe Plates!
See you back on Tuesday for a cool tin can challenge!
Happy Weekend to all and to those special Dads out there we appreciate you!