A Simple Chic Upgrade for Dollar Glass Plates

A Simple Chic Upgrade for Dollar Glass Plates

If you tuned in earlier this week, then you already know that I'm planning a night in with my girls - my longtime girlfriends that is. 

Our lives are so busy that we rarely have time to get together - just us girls.  So I'm pulling out all the stops, in a budget friendly way, to make my ladies feel extra special.  Today I'm sharing a super easy craft using $1 glass plates. 

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How to Upgrade Clear $1 Glass Plates with Fabric

I recommend that you read through ALL of the instructions before attempting this, as I include alternative ways to achieve the same results.  First, you'll need to gather your supplies.

  • 1 bottle of Mod Podge (Regular or Dishwasher safe version)
  • 4 Clear glass plates* (I used salad sized plates)
  • Scissors
  • One half yard of fabric (Plates larger than salad size may require more)
  • Paint brush or sponge
  • Emory board

*Check DollarTree, Walmart, and thrift stores for inexpensive quality glass plates.

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www.JadoreLeDecor.com | See how I upgraded a set of $1 plates for a beautiful table arrangement. | Dollar Tree DIY | DIY Plates

Step 1

  • Lay a piece of fabric with the front side facing downward, and place the glass plate on top to trace it out.  I kept my plate face up to make the circle slightly bigger than the actual space it would be covering. 
  • Use scissors or a cutter to snip out a circle about 1 to 1.5 inches larger than the plate.
 www.JadoreLeDecor.com | See how I upgraded a set of $1 plates for a beautiful table arrangement. | Dollar Tree DIY | DIY Plates

www.JadoreLeDecor.com | See how I upgraded a set of $1 plates for a beautiful table arrangement. | Dollar Tree DIY | DIY Plates

 www.JadoreLeDecor.com | See how I upgraded a set of $1 plates for a beautiful table arrangement. | Dollar Tree DIY | DIY Plates

www.JadoreLeDecor.com | See how I upgraded a set of $1 plates for a beautiful table arrangement. | Dollar Tree DIY | DIY Plates

 www.JadoreLeDecor.com | See how I upgraded a set of $1 plates for a beautiful table arrangement. | Dollar Tree DIY | DIY Plates

www.JadoreLeDecor.com | See how I upgraded a set of $1 plates for a beautiful table arrangement. | Dollar Tree DIY | DIY Plates

Step 2

  • Using your paint brush or sponge, apply the Mod Podge glue to the back of the glass plate. 
  • Using a large amount of the glue will lengthen the drying time.  However, I found that the more glue I used, the more vibrant the fabric became.

Alternative Method:  I used gloss finish Mod Podge, but the dishwasher safe Mod Podge is recommended. 

 www.JadoreLeDecor.com | See how I upgraded a set of $1 plates for a beautiful table arrangement. | Dollar Tree DIY | DIY Plates

www.JadoreLeDecor.com | See how I upgraded a set of $1 plates for a beautiful table arrangement. | Dollar Tree DIY | DIY Plates

Step 3

  • Apply the fabric with FRONT FABRIC SIDE FACING THE BACK OF THE GLASS PLATE.  My apologies for "shouting" but I want to help you avoid a messy mistake.
  • Using your hands or a rubbery straight edge, press and smooth the fabric into place.
  • Use pressure to remove any air bubbles or excess glue.
  • Apply 1 more coat of Mod Podge to the back of the fabric and let dry.

Step 4

  • Once the glue has dried, trim any overhanging fabric to the size of the plate.
  • Use the Emory board to smooth the edges of the plate and to remove an excess glue.

Alternative Method:  After finishing the first plate, I realized that I could have glued the fabric on first, and then trimmed it to size afterwards.  Either way works just fine.

 www.JadoreLeDecor.com | See how I upgraded a set of $1 plates for a beautiful table arrangement. | Dollar Tree DIY | DIY Plates

www.JadoreLeDecor.com | See how I upgraded a set of $1 plates for a beautiful table arrangement. | Dollar Tree DIY | DIY Plates

 www.JadoreLeDecor.com | See how I upgraded a set of $1 plates for a beautiful table arrangement. | Dollar Tree DIY | DIY Plates

www.JadoreLeDecor.com | See how I upgraded a set of $1 plates for a beautiful table arrangement. | Dollar Tree DIY | DIY Plates

I'm so grateful to my crafting-buddy Mary T. for suggesting this project to me.  What do you think about this simple DIY?  I'd love to get your thoughts in the comment box below.

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