Welcome to Plaid Week! I know plaid is a trend every year around the holidays, but this year I think it’s bigger than ever. I have seen oversize tartans on bedding, innovative punk plaid interpretations in fashion, and clever mixed plaid dinnerware to make your holiday parties more festive. It is the latter project that I tried my hand in DIYing this week, and I love how the project came out! Full disclosure I originally saw this DIY on Sugar and Cloth, but I thought I would try my hand at it here to see if I could recreate my favorite tartan plaid plates this season.
DIY: Plaid Fabric Glass Plates
Ready to get your plaid on? Here we go!
1. Small glass dessert or salad plates, I bought my 12 piece set for $28 here
2. Mod Podge
3. Foam Brush
6. Various small clippings of plaid fabric. Here is the catch: Aim for a basic cotton printed plaid if possible, and your next best choice would be to go with a light, pliable rayon or poly blend. What you need is a little movement and stretch, and not something too thick that the mod podge won’t cover.
Step 1: Trace around the edge of one of your plates leaving a small around of extra room on the edges
Step 2: Cut out the circle and use the first to trace around for the remaining circles
Step 3: Use the foam brush to paint the mod podge on the top of the fabric, creating a nice even layer. Avoid thick spots where possible.
Step 4: Place the plate on top of the mod lodge circle, and slowly use your fingers to stretch the fabric and work out any air bubbles. It is worth it to spend some time here really smoothing out the fabric, as any bubbles or creases will be visible.
Step 5: Cut around the edge of the plate to remove any fabric
Step 6: Use the foam brush to apply a thick coat of mod podge to the back of the fabric, all the way to the edges of the plate, trying not to get mod podge on the front of the plate.
Step 7: Let dry overnight. After you let the mod podge set, you will be able to use the plates for food and any light hand washing. Avoid the dishwasher and microwave.
Enjoy your brand new plaid party plates!