I recently learned that there is a special Mod Podge. One that make craft projects dishwasher safe!
So of course I had to give it a try. Of course!
Since it is so close to Valentine’s Day, I decided to make a Valentine plate — a plate that I can use to serve up yummy Valentine cookies!
Here’s what you’ll need for this project:
- A plain glass plate from the dollar store
- Valentine scrapbook paper
- Special Mod Podge (it has a blue label and says that it is dishwasher safe)
- Foam brush
- Waxed paper
First, spread some Mod Podge on the back of the plate. When you have a good coat on it, put the plate upside down on a piece of waxed paper.
Then, spread some Mod Podge on the FRONT side of the scrapbook paper. Yup, you read that right. Put it on the side with the design on it.
Place the front side of the paper to the back side of the plate. (This is so the pattern of the paper can be seen.)
Gently press the paper to the plate. Because the plate is curved, you will get some wrinkles in the paper. You can either accept the wrinkles or you could make some cuts into the paper to make it lay flat.
I didn’t care about the wrinkles. They weren’t obvious. I suppose if the pattern on the paper wasn’t so ‘busy’ that wrinkles might be more noticeable.
Let the plate dry 2-3 hours. When it is dry, cut the excess paper off.
Ta da! You’re almost finished.
Apply 2-3 more coats of Mod Podge making sure that you wait 2-3 hours between applications. Also, make sure that the edges of the paper is glued snugly down to the plate. It would be horrid to have water get under an unglued spot and ruin the paper on your lovely Valentine plate.
Isn’t that plate a cutie?
When I use it to serve sugar cookies, everything looks so delicious — both the plate and the cookies!
The label on the Mod Podge said to wait 28 days before washing the item in the dishwasher. Twenty-eight days?!?
Of course I couldn’t wait that long to use it. So, I’m just using it with food that won’t really get the plate dirty. I’ll just wipe off the plate with a damp wash cloth until the 28 days are past.
Now let’s think about this craft for a moment. You could make a plate for any holiday — St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas.
It would be fun to do a birthday plate that you used for your grandchildren’s birthday.
Your granddaughters could use a small salad plate and a fun scrapbook paper to make a dish to hold jewelry. She could put it on a glass for a special drinking glass at your house. She could put it on the outside of a vase for flowers. She could put it on a tray that you get from a thrift store for a snazzy serving tray.
The possibilities are endless!