RTW: Photo Plate TUTORIAL

 Fawnda is here to show us how to make a photo plate.

Hello my name is Fawnda and I am a Craftaholic! I feet right a home at this blog!
I feel so honored to be on Linda’s Blog… isn’t she amazing?!?
Let me introduce myself! I am Fawnda from Fireflies and Jellybeans a little DIY blog with lots of fun crafty projects to try!
I am a mom to one son, who we adopted from Korea a little over a year ago. He is now 22 months and he brings such joy to my life. I am married to the most amazing man! I work part time as a high school math tutor.
I love all kinds of crafts: sewing, paper crafting, rehabs… you name it! I am totally addicted to the paper stacks! My hubby is about to do an intervention any day now!
Today I have a special project just for you! A wonderful Grandparent gift! An alternative to a framed photo.
A photo plate!
Here is what you will need:
A clear plate (They sell them at Target and Walmart)
Fabric – just a little bit bigger than you plate
A family photo printed out on paper
Mod Podge
A paint brush
Scissors (not pictured)
1.) Take the sticker off your plate. If you want to do the right, you will buy the plate with the stickiest sticker in the store just to give you the added challenge… at least that what I did! I ended up soaking my plate in warm water to get it off.

2. Make sure your photo will fit on the plate.
3. cut a piece of fabric in a square that is just a little bit bigger than your plate.


Tip: I found it was easier to work with the plate sitting on top of a cup.

4. Add your names and the date to the picture

5. brush a thin layer of Mod Podge on to your plate where you are going to put your picture.

6. place your picture right side down onto the plate where you just put your mod podge. make sure you get out all the wrinkles. Set aside to dry… it should only take a few minutes.

7. Brush Mod Podge over the whole plate

8. Place your fabric on top of the plate RIGHT side down. Smooth out the fabric making sure to get out all of the wrinkles. Set aside to dry… this should take a few more minutes.

9. Brush Mod Podge over the fabric. Make it a thick coat, and be sure to get the edges really good. Set aside to dry. This will take a while… about 1/2 hour to an hour.

10. Once it is dry use your scissors to cut off the extra fabric around the plate.

All done! Add a cute plate stand and you have an ADORABLE gift any grandparent would love!

Be sure to stop by Fireflies and Jellybeans , we craftaholics have to stick together!
Thanks Linda for letting me be part of your AWESOME blog!

Thanks Fawnda! Be sure to enter today’s Warm and Welcoming giveaway and simpleSerendipities surprise giveaway!
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Linda
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥
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  1. 1
    steffany

    This is a great idea, thanks for sharing. This would be great with different prints for different holidays. What a great gift.

  2. 2
    GroverFamily

    im totally going to do this for mothers day gifts…i know its far off but its never to soon to start planning!

  3. 3
    Bird learning to fly...

    How cool is this?!

    Here in France we do not have mod podge so I am using decoupage glue. Would this work with the tutorial?

  4. 4
    Lindsey

    I was just thinking about how I could make one of these! They are so expensive to order from photo sites…

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. 5
    fawnda

    Bird Learning to fly – I believe that Mod Pogde is just a brand name of decoupage glue so Yes, I think that would work! : )

    I am glad that you like it… I think they turned out pretty neat!

  6. 6
    Mod Podge Amy

    Fawnda rocks!! Love this.

  7. 7
    Phaedra Miree

    Thanks for the tutorial. It was simple and reasonable priced.