Oh so easy Platters!
Using one of my FAVORITE things…Decoupage!!!!
This is a really easy!
I’m doing this today just in case you may be able to use it for Thanksgiving! The platter is great for: Cookies, brownies,
bread bowl w/ dip, sausage balls…things like that, because, you can’t immerse these in water when you clean them. Just a bit of soap and
water on the top, keeping the underneath as dry as possible!
You’ll need this.
the clear platters come in small plate sizes that are good for gift giving,just add cookies and make someone happy! The
tissue paper (not regular paper!)is fun to shop for! If you have a paper store near you( Like Papyrus) they usually have
some beautiful tissue paper to choose from, but the red gingham, I found at a Hallmark Store! (It only takes 1 sheet to do
a big platter!)
It would be cute to do a set of little dessrt plates along with the platter for a party! My sister got
tissue paper with snow men and Santa’s for her kids to do one of their own. We first did this craft on Thanksgiving Day 10
years ago. Since then I’ve done it at a Bible Study get together and a girls craft day. The only drawback is the time it takes
to dry between the 2 coats of Mod Podge! Did I tell you how much I love Mod Podge!!!
Start by coating the BACK of the platter with Mod Podge!
Spread a thin-ish coat of MP over the tissue. Use a light touch!
Carefully trim to about 1/2 inch around plate~
Easy does it as you gently press down edges and rub out any wrinkles that bother you! Now let dry
for about 10-15 minutes!
Wait untill the plate is almost dry. When the edges won’t tear,use an exacto Knife to trim right next to the
plate~ If it tears a little, no worries, just put some more MP on the tear!
Okay! One more thincoat of MP and once more gently smooth the edges and wrinkles!
Now you must be patient and let it completely dry!
While you wait I want to show you why I love the Mod Podge! These picutes are from a well loved picture
book from my childhood. My mom saved the pages and gave them to me. I had so many sweet memories
of this book I had to do something with the pictures! So I cut them out and decoupaged them onto a box
or two~ Do you love that word as much as I do?… Decoupage~Decoupage~Decoupage…(It’s a word you
either love or hate, like moist or sandwich…nevermind)
When your platter is dry, you can take a marker (permanate or paint-pen) and outline the edge
of the plate. They look great without it! (The pen tends to wear off anyway!)
Bella, waiting in front of the oven for the cookies to be done! BBFN! (bye-bye for now!)