Simply Christmas Embroidery on Plates-Yes, Plates!
I love using embroidery in unexpected ways. Here’s an idea to make boring plastic plates a little more interesting. This could be done with clear glass plates also. These plates are great for parties, cookies for Santa, neighbors or even for wall hangings and ornaments.
First gather some supplies.
You will need:
Stitched embroidery designs. ( I used simple designs that I could glitter, but any design will work.)
Mod Podge and foam brush
Glitter and glue (if desired)
Fun fabric to frame embroidery design
A piece of paper cut in a circle that fits inside the back of the plate
Trim and hot glue gun (if desired)
Once the designs are stitched, add glitter with regular glue and let it dry.
I then cut a piece of paper the size of the back of the plate. Use this paper cut out to cut around the design so it becomes the size of the space that it will fit on the back of the plate. Use your foam brush to spread Mod Podge on the back of the plate where your embroidery will fit.
Once your surface is covered with Mod Podge, place your embroidery right side down on the plate so that it will show through to the front side. Smooth out any bubbles in the fabric so that the embroidery is flat against the plate. The Mod Podge will dry so that the embroidery will be clear. Set the plate aside until the Mod Podge is dried completely.
Pull out the Mod Podge again to adhere a layer of fabric. I like to cut a square of fabric that will cover the back of the plate for this part. Circles will do, of course, but squares are easier.
Smooth the fabric over the back of the plate making sure that the plate is completely covered and that the fabric is adhering to the edges of the plate. Set it aside and let it dry completely. When it is dry, trim off the excess fabric from around the edge of the plate. At this point, you can decorate the plate further or leave it as is. I chose to take it one step further and added trim with hot glue.
Festive and fun to hang or give away! The designs featured in this post can be found here: https://www.sewchacha.com/product/simply-christmas-machine-embroidery-design-set/
Stay tuned for more Christmas projects!