I may have a problem. I’m an avid collector of serving dishes. I like to have different ones for every season, and I quickly realized that while I have plenty of holiday themed serving platters, I have very few spring inspired dishes. I love the look of vintage wallpaper, so I decided to add my love of vintage florals to a plate for a pretty spring look.
This is the perfect quick DIY for those rainy spring days. It’ll have you thinking about May flowers and get you excited about the changing weather. Now all you need to do is a little baking to show off your fun new plates!
What You Need:
- Large Clear Glass Plate
- A printout of a pretty floral wallpaper (I just did an internet search for “vintage floral wallpaper)
- Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe
- Detail Scissors
How to Make It:
I printed out 2 pages of my wallpaper image. The size of the flowers and the size of your plate is going to determine how many pages you need to print. I would suggest printing more than you think you will need, but two 7 x 7 inch photos should be good.
Fussy cut out all of the flowers. The amount of detail you want to cut is up to you. I wanted a little of my background to show, and wasn’t looking for much detail.
Lay your plate upside down and arrange your cutouts the way you would like them to be on the plate.
Flip the flowers over one at a time and brush a very thin layer of Mod Podge onto the plate where you will place the flower and onto the flower. Smooth the flower out, and add a layer of Mod Podge on top of and around the flower. Keep it thin so it will be less noticeable when it dries.
Once all of your flowers are done, let it dry overnight before storing your plate. It will be safe to wash after about a month. (Mod Podge dishwasher safe is only top rack dishwasher safe, so I don’t recommend putting this plate in the dishwasher. It will be totally fine if you hand wash it, though)
Once your plate has had time to cure, you’re ready to serve up some freshly baked goodies on a pretty spring inspired plate!