I watched this done on another channel and they didn’t use Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe…so I decided to try it for myself.
I went to the Dollar Tree where they have clear glass full size dinner plates 10 1/2″ across, and bought two of them to try this out. Here’s a link to them. http://tinyurl.com/ycy8ohys
I found Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe at Target.com for $3.98 and here’s the link to it. http://tinyurl.com/ya79yjdx
To begin this project, you’ll need to wipe your plate with rubbing alcohol to remove any fingerprints/grime. I ran mine through the dishwasher then wiped it with alcohol just to be on the safe side.
You’ll need a foam brush, 1/2 yard of the material of your choice, and a good pair of fabric scissors. (I used my Tim Holtz small snips to cut the material once it was on the plate.) the 5″ micro snips are my favorite…Here’s a link to them. http://tinyurl.com/yb946teq
After the plate is clean, and before you’ve removed the seal from the bottle of Mod Podge, lay the bottle on it’s side and roll it around on your work surface to mix the Mod Podge. Then you will lay the plate face down on a work surface (I used a Dollar Tree cutting mat for under my project)….Coat the back (underside) of the plate with Mod Podge (dishwasher safe) with a foam brush, trying not to leave any gobs or uneven areas of Mod Podge. Lay the material face down, making sure you’ve covered the plate on all sides with the material. (I didn’t trim my material until after I’d glued it to the plate. )
Once the material is laid in place, coat the material with Mod Podge all the way to the edges of the plate. Make sure you don’t have any bubbles underneath, and now’s the time to pick up the material and re-adjust it if you have an issue with wrinkles or bubbles.
I waited overnight for the Mod Podge to dry, then trimmed it from the edges of the plate. I used Tim Holtz small 5″ scissors, and trimmed to the edge of the plate. I added a second layer of Mod Podge and made sure that I went around and under the edges to ensure they were well adhered… Try to make sure you don’t leave any big globs of Mod Podge, and that you’ve coated the fabric surface so you can see the Mod Podge everywhere.
I cleaned the mat with my homemade stamp cleanser (1 tsp. baby shampoo in spray bottle filled with water), but really, once the Mod Podge has dried, it can basically be pulled off the plastic mat with your fingers.
I added a third coat of Mod Podge the next day to ensure it was going to be well coated.
NOTE: You need to let it cure (don’t put it in the dishwasher) for 28 days. That means you can wash the top of the plate, but keep the underside out of water for 28 days so it has time to completely dry and set up.
I wiped the edges of the plate while the Mod Podge was still wet to clean the spots where I got a little crazy with Mod Podge….
I also made a plate using Christmas material. The Christmas material had some thicker areas that were (fake) embroidered) and those sections were difficult to adhere to the plate evenly. I didn’t have any problems with the first material I used, but I needed to cut the Christmas material around some of the leaves, so I could lay the material on the plate to ensure the material laid flat.