Sunday, December 20, 2009

Grandparent Gift Idea: How to make a Photo Plate

For those of you who may have missed my guest post on Craftaholic Anonymous.
Today I have a special project just for you! A wonderful Grandparent gift! An alternative to a framed photo.
A photo plate!
Here is what you will need:
A clear plate (They sell them at Target and Walmart)
Fabric - just a little bit bigger than your plate
A family photo printed out on paper
Mod Podge
A paint brush
Scissors (not pictured)

1.) Take the sticker off your plate. If you want to do the right, you will buy the plate with the stickiest sticker in the store just to give you the added challenge... at least that what I did! I ended up soaking my plate in warm water to get it off.

2. Make sure your photo will fit on the plate.
3. cut a piece of fabric in a square that is just a little bit bigger than your plate.

Tip: I found it was easier to work with the plate sitting on top of a cup.

4. Add your names and the date to the picture

5. brush a thin layer of Mod Podge on to your plate where you are going to put your picture.

6. place your picture right side down onto the plate where you just put your mod podge. make sure you get out all the wrinkles. Set aside to dry... it should only take a few minutes.

7. Brush Mod Podge over the whole plate.
8. Place your fabric on top of the plate RIGHT side down. Smooth out the fabric making sure to get out all of the wrinkles. Set aside to dry... this should take a few more minutes.

9. Brush Mod Podge over the fabric. Make it a thick coat, and be sure to get the edges really good. Set aside to dry. This will take a while... about 1/2 hour to an hour.

10. Once it is dry use your scissors to cut off the extra fabric around the plate.
All done! Add a cute plate stand and you have an ADORABLE gift any grandparent would love!

(it is really hard to take a picture of a glass plate without getting some kind of glare! This was the best shot that I could get.)

I am linking to:

Get Your Craft On!
Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design
Strut Your Stuff at Somewhat Simple

and also:


Six divided by two..... said...

I love your plate. What a wonderful idea. Simply Divine..

Jamie said...

This is absolutely beautiful!! These would also make great personalized wedding or birthday gifts. Thanks for the idea and I can't wait to make some myself.

Anny said...

What a great idea, it turned out beautifully!

Kim said...

Very cute idea. Makes a great present any time of year. I'm going to do this. Thanks! said...

I just love this, thanks for the great tutorial!

Anonymous said...

I so wish I had seen this a week ago! Oh well, will go in the craft file for next year:) Thanks for sharing!

Charity said...

What a great idea for grandparent gifts. Thanks for sharing. I hope you and your family have a MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Kathryn said...

It looks great!

My son did something similar with a photo, paper doily, glitter and clear plastic bowl when he was little at kid's craft day at Michaels,to make for Dads/Grandpas for Father Day as a "pocket emptier holder" for change and other things they take out of their pockets before putting the pants in the laundry. I had never thought about using fabric but I really like that idea and it looks much more classy.

Thanks for sharing this with all of us!

Unknown said...

I have a great tip for removing the stickers off of plates and things. Use a blow dryer to heat it up and then slowly peel off. The heat softens the glue and makes for easy peeling. Make sure to get it nice and hot before trying to peel. I tried to rush it once and it was a disaster. Should work. :)

Great project by the way. Adding you to my blogroll. :)

Kayci said...

I saw your post on Craftaholics Anonymous...I decided that I wanted to make these for Mother's Day and I went to Wal-Mart to print my pictures. I got on here today to see that you just printed the pics on regular paper. Is there a reason you didn't use photo paper? I just wanted to know before I wasted anything. Thanks!

Suzanne said...

I've seen this done with Christmas fabric for Christmas cookie plates. I love this year-round version!

Unknown said...

I love this idea! I'm always looking for different and unique ways to display photos and this is awesome! Would be so fun on the wall in a plate collage! Gotta try it! Thanks for sharing.
Partying with you at the CSI Modge Podge challenge!

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