If you have a spot in your kitchen that could use a little something, try making these DIY Decorative Plates! It is so easy to turn plain dollar store plates into adorable wall art for your kitchen.
Supplies Needed to Make DIY Decorative Plates
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- Plain plates from the dollar store (or hey, if you have champagne taste and a matching budget, you can buy your plates somewhere else)
- Black cardstock
- Silhouette machine or Cricut machine (**If you don’t have a cutting machine, read below to find out how you can replicate this look with a printer, a pencil, and scissors.)
- Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe Waterproof Sealer
- Rubbing alcohol & cotton balls
- Artist’s paint brush
- Optional: Mod Podge brayer
How to Make Dollar Store DIY Decorative Plates
First, it’s important to prepare the plates for the Mod Podge, so you’ll need to wipe them off with rubbing alcohol.
Next, use the Silhouette machine or Cricut machine to cut out a fork, knife, and spoon onto black cardstock.
If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can still do this project! All you need to do is find utensils clip art on Google, print it out in the size you need for your plates, cut out the shapes and trace them onto the black cardstock, and then cut them out. Easy!
Once your shapes are cut, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe Waterproof Sealer to the middle of each plate. If you’re just going to hang these plates on the wall, you can use a regular variety of Mod Podge instead of the dishwasher safe variety.
Then, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe Waterproof Sealer to the back of each utensil cutout.
Press each cutout firmly into place on each plate. If you have a Mod Podge brayer, that will work perfectly for getting these cutouts flat and bubble free on the plates! (Let me tell you that this tool has absolutely revolutionized my decoupage abilities! I used to get bubbles and wrinkles in most of my projects, and now I hardly get any! I am obsessed with it.)
If you don’t have a brayer, try using a credit card to smooth out any wrinkles or air bubbles.
Once the base layer of Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe Waterproof Sealer has dried, apply a layer to the faces of each of the plates. Repeat per the instructions on the label.
After the plates have dried, you will be ready to display your beautiful DIY decorative plates in your home!
They’re a really simple project that adds a little bit of charm to any kitchen! I used inexpensive plate hangers to hang mine over my sink! (Make sure to buy the right size plate hangers if you take this route!)
The great thing about these plates is that because I used the Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe Waterproof Sealer, I can pop these babies in the dishwasher anytime they get dusty and need a refresh. (Lord knows I would never wash anything by hand unless I absolutely had to.)
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