This fun gift plate is simple to create, and perfect to commemorate that weekend of girlfriend fun or bachelorette party! Keep for yourself, or easily give to others. Create one or ten! The only limit is your imagination, so be creative!
For this craft, you will need:
– 13″ clear glass charger plates (such as those found at Savon Crafts)
– Yes® Glue, or any glue that will adhere to glass and dry clear
– A paintbrush
– A small roller
– Waxed paper
– Acrylic paint, pink in color
– A cardboard box large enough for the plate to fit into
– Krylon® Gloss enamel spray paint, in black or maroon
– Several sheets of Reminisce “What Happens in Vegas…Stays in Vegas”print paper (available at scrapbook stores or online at Collected Memories)
Start by taking the plate and putting it face down on your work space. (You will be working with the bottom of the plate, so that the design shows through the glass.) Cut the Reminisce “What Happens in Vegas…Stays in Vegas”print paper, so that the words are separated from the black background, and arrange print side down on the plate in any fashion. (Overlapping them is also okay.)
Next, with the paintbrush gently apply the Yes® Glue gently to the front of the paper. Make sure you coat the paper evenly before adhering to the glass. Continue to do this until all the paper pieces are glued on.
Place a sheet of wax paper, just larger than the size of the plate, over the back of the plate. Gently use the roller over the top of the paper to eliminate any air bubbles and smooth the surface.
Remove the wax paper, and clean the glass to remove any excess glue. Allow the plate to dry completely, which may take a couple hours.
Using acrylic paint, decorate the back of the plate as desired. This can be done by using brushes, sponges, or any other application method and in any color you wish. (We suggested pink here.) Add the date of the trip, reason, and participants names. Allow the paint to dry completely before continuing.
Place the plate face down (bottom side up) inside the cardboard box, which will protect from any overspray. Using the spray paint, coat the entire bottom of the plate. Repeat five or six more times until the bottom of the plate has a solid, opaque appearance. Using acrylic paint, you’re your name to the bottom if you so wish. Once it has dried completely, usually within a couple hours, you are ready to hand wash and enjoy your plate.