Sunday, November 15, 2009

Monogram Plates - Hostess Gift # 4

Here is our next Hostess gift idea!  You can find other hostess gift ideas here

Monogram Fabric-backed Plates:

Here is what you will need:
a clear glass plate
fabric (enough to cover you plate)
Scrapbook paper (enough for your monogram)
Xacto Knife
Mod Podge and bush

1.) Make your monogram. I free handed my "N" but you could print a letter off of your computer on the back of your paper using the Mirror Image Printing option. I also traced around the bottom of my plate to know how big to make the letter. 2.) Cut out your letter using an Xacto Knife.

Optional: I distressed my letter with some brown ink. 3.) Cut a piece fabric in a square that is about an inch bigger on each of the sides of the plate. (I know the plate is hard to see but it is clear) 4.) Place your plate on a cup with the bottom facing up. I found it was easier to work with this way!

5.) Brush on a coat of Mod Podge. on the inner circle only for now.

6.) Place your monogram upside down on the Mod Podge.

7.) Brush on Mod Podge over your monogram. Make sure the keep the monogram flat and to press out any bubbles. Now- let dry (Have a sandwhich or something)

8.) When it is dry, bush on more mod Podge all over the whole plate... Be generous with it

9.) Place the fabric over your plate and flatten out any bubbles.

10.) Brush on more Mod Podge all over the top of the fabric. Let dry... this can take a while so just put it off to the side. Or, you can do what I did and check on it every 10 minutes or so... is it done yet?- nope... is it done yet?- nope....

11.) When it is FINALLY dry cut off the extra fabric by cutting around the plate as close as you can. If you are worried about the edges frying you can brush a little more Mod Podge around the edge.

12.) Flip it over! Very Cool!
Wouldn't this be so great as a hostess gift? You can bring it with cookies, bars, or other sweets on top of it and they get to keep the plate!
I am linking to:
The DIY Show Off
 http://www.thethriftyhome.comBCD Show and tell


Anonymous said...

That is so great and kind of coincidental. I was at Hobby Lobby over the weekend and saw initials on glass pictures frames. I remembered doing some plates glass modge podge plates a few years ago, which I loved, and thought I might try doing initials. I'm so glad you posted this, as I LOVE the way yours turned out. Great minds think alike, huh? Beautiful results, wonderful hostess gift (never thought of using it for that purpose, but that's brilliant)and perfect end result. I know I must make some now!

Anonymous said...

I see you used fabric. I used only paper on mine, and it worked out very well also.

Anonymous said...

Cool idea! I do crafts for a mom's group and I'm always looking for beautiful (but easy) crafts. This one will be perfect for us. Thanks for all of the great tutorials!

Anny said...

What a neat idea, this one is so pretty! Modge podge is miraculous stuff :D

Unknown said...

Yay Fawnda! This project is awesome. xo

Its So Very Cheri said...

Awesome job--I have a plate project on my to do list.


Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

great idea...and inexpensive! Thanks for sharing

Reid said...

Ohhh myyyy that plate is great!!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Awesome the monogram look! Hope you have a FUN week.


cindy said...

Trying this with my brand spankin' new bottle of Mod Podge....wish me luck. Prolly won't be near as cute as yours!

abnsigoslady said...

I really like this project. I think that I will try it soon. Thanks for sharing. laura @ the mansion

Julie said...

So creative. It looks great and I would sure love it as a hostess gift. How special. Thanks for posting it to Made it Monday.

Roeshel said...

I'll have to remember to host something soon so I can make one for myself! haha I LOVE monograms and I really want to use some plates in decor. Oh - and I guess since my brother and SIL are hosting Thanksgiving, I can make them one too. Thank you so much or adding your inspiration to the DIY holiday party! :)


Unknown said...

What a wonderful tutorial. The possibilities are endless with this idea. Thank you for the inspiration.

hjn said...

Love this plate!!! I did some plates for Christmas years ago! So fun to display!
Mama Holli

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

I love this idea! Gonna try it!

Andy Porter said...

I like that everything is under the plate so you can still use the surface. Your design is so cute!

Lyndsey said...

What a great idea!! I love it:)

Natalie said...

I love this!! So you can handwash this plate ok right? Thanks for sharing!

Marigene said...

I ♥ it! Very nice...especially seeing you did this one in green.

Jane B. said...

Oh, this is just too cute...what a great gift idea! Thanks for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday. I look forward to your ideas every week!

Jane @ Finding Fabulous

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