Use Printed Fabric to Make Decoupaged Decorative Glass Plates {with Printable Halloween Images}

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! We are preparing for a festive get together for my little guy and are in full Halloween mode. It’s really fun getting into the spooky spirit as even though this time of year is one of my favorites – I normally do not get that much into Halloween decor. So I’m enjoying playing around with the orange and black for a change and decided to start off by adding some Halloween Plates to the kitchen.


Plain glass plates are really inexpensive and with a few simple changes can be easily altered to fit in with any theme or decor style. While I chose to use Halloween Images for my plate transformations – this same technique can be applied using any image of your choice to create a really inexpensive custom piece of wall art.

Materials Needed:
Clear Glass Plates
Light Fabric
Home Computer
Krylon Easy-Tack
Cardstock
Acrylic Paints {optional}
Decoupage Medium {Americana® Decoupage or similar}

Additional Tools Needed: Scissors & Brushes


Begin by laying the glass plate on top a piece of fabric to determine the size that needs to be cut. The fabric should have at least a one inch over hang on all sides – sufficient enough to cover the entire surface of the plate. Trim the fabric to size.

The glass plates used in this project were picked up from Ikea for just a dollar a piece {ÖPPEN plate} and plain muslin was use for the fabric.


Attach the fabric to a piece of cardstock using Krylon Easy-Tack. I particularly like the Easy-tack as it is repositionable adhesive which makes removing the fabric from the cardstock a breeze without leaving behind any sticky residue. According to the size of your plates, the fabric may be larger than the cardstock, in which case just wrap the additional fabric around to the backside of the cardstock using the Easy Tack to hold in place, as shown above in the lower right hand corner. Run the cardstock through your home printer to printing the image of choice onto the fabric. {for more detailed instructions you can see the step by step tutorial for printing on fabric {here}}


Keeping the fabric attached to the cardstock, it can then be filled in with Acrylic Paints. For this particular project I wanted the orange band to be a little more vibrant than what my printer could print – So I simply left the circle unfilled and painted in the color with a combination of acrylics. I created my own blend of orange using DecoArt Stencil Paint in Tangelo Orange and Americana All Purpose Acrylic in Berry Red.


Once dry, remove the fabric from the cardstock and lay on a flat protected surface. Completely brush over the surface with a generous layer of decoupage medium. I used Americana Decoupage in the matte finish from DecoArt.


Place the plate on top of the fabric, making sure the image is centered.


Flip the plate over and gently smooth out the fabric – making sure there are not any air bubbles left between the fabric and the plate. It helps to place the plate on top of a tall glass or container allowing the fabric to hang over the sides. Leave to dry until the fabric is completely dry.


Flip the plate over and trim of the access fabric around the edges.


Brush the back of the plate with a second generous coat of decoupage and leave to dry.


I placed my plates on the molding above the kitchen sink using 3M command strips to hold into place.


I like how they add a little festive touch to the space in a quite moderate way.


I have made pdf files for each of the designs that can be downloaded and printed here: Bat Design, Spider Design, Crow Design, Witch Design – I used 9 1/2 inch plates and they are sized accordingly.


I’ll be sharing the paper garland I made tomorrow. I am actually really excited to be decorating for Halloween this year – how about you?

Hope you have a fabulous week ~ enjoy!

                  

Comments

  1. I am so glad I saw this. I bought some orange chargers at Michaels the other day on sale and these plates would be so cute on top of them on the dining room table. Going to share on my facebook page! thanks stephanie!!!

  2. Love the images you chose. These plates make such a statement! Thanks for sharing the how-to!

  3. Really cute idea! Thanks for the instructions, would love to try and make some, maybe for christmas?
    Do you know how washable these are?
    Thanks
    Lorrie

  4. Cute and I love the crow!

  5. So graphically pleasing! Great work!!

  6. These are really cute!!!

  7. They look great!

  8. I LOVE THESE!!! Will definitely have to give it a try.

  9. They look fabulous!! I just did a plate with scrapbook paper and decoupage. I never would have thought to use fabric!
    Jenn :)

  10. I never cease to be amazed at your creativity! You have a boundless supply of it, and the good thing is, you share it with us.

    I have always wanted to try my hand at decopauging a plate, and this is such a clever way to do it. I like knowning, too, to put it up on a glass to allow the fabric to hang over the sides. You just think of everything we need to know to have a successful project. Thanks so much.

    Hope you and yours are well and enjoying the fall weather…

    XO,

    Sheila

  11. These designs are looking really very nice and quite easier to make. I will definitely try this at my home.

        

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