Monday, February 22, 2010

Easter Crafts: Decoupage - Easter Dessert Plates Project

I just love to decoupage items that I need for holiday entertaining...decoupaging is easy, quick and a great way to use up left-over fabrics or gift wrap. I will be entertaining some guests for the Easter holiday and decided to make up a few Easter items.

Since this will be my grand daughter's first Easter, I decided to make a Easter plate that we can set out with some Easter cookies and some carrots for the Easter Bunny when he makes his house rounds to leave her an Easter Basket.

Decoupage Easter Bunny Dessert Plate

Here is what you will need:

inexpensive glass plates
foam painting brush
decoupage (I used glossy finish)
scraps of cotton fabric, a little larger than your plates
disappearing ink pen
scissors
several sheets of newspaper

Lay the newspaper down onto your work surface as this can get a little messy.

Lay your plates down onto the back side of your cotton print fabric and trace around your plate with a disappearing ink pen. Using your scissors, cut out your fabric about 1/2" an inch past your traced line. (fabric should be slightly larger than your plate).

Dip your foam brush into your decoupage medium and then coat the back side of the plate. Place the fabric down onto the plate with the right side touching the plate (so that it shows through to the front side of the plate). You will want to use your hands to smooth out the fabric if any wrinkles occur. Wash out your brush and let your plates dry for 2 hours.

Once your plate has dried, use your scissors to trim off any access fabric. Use your foam brush and dip it back into the decoupage medium and coat the back side of the fabric. I like to really apply it thick so that it seals it good. Once done, wash out your brush and let the plates dry for 6 hours.

I think the plate turned out fabulous since I used a piece of left-over Easter fabric that I had. What do you think?

1 comment:

Healthy Perspectives said...

It is just gorgeous Shelly. I love it and it reminds me of soft bunnies and cute little ducks.

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