Patriotic Platter

Patriotic Platter
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Memorial Day passed and I found myself lacking in any patriotic table wear and decorations. Knowing that 4th of July is just around the corner, I jumped into gear and decided to make a Patriotic Platter using Mod Podge and paints by Plaid and some paper products. It’s an easy way to customize any dishware for any occasion!

Mod Podge a Patriotic Platter 1

The folks at Plaid sent me a box of goodies that they are now carrying at the new Walmart Plaid Crafts section and they gave me the challenge of creating something with which ever products I choose! Fun!

Plaid Crafts

Below is a shot of the Plaid section at my local Walmart and I picked up a large glass platter from their housewares section to decorate. I’ve been decorating glass platters using Mod Podge and decorative napkins for over 15 years. I have a whole stack of pretty platters that can be used to display on a wall or stand or used as a serving platter.

Plaid craft section at walmartplatters at walmart

How to Mod Podge a Glass Platter

These are the items I used to make this platter:

A 12.5 inch glass platter & star stencil

Mod Podge & flat paint brush by Plaid

Glitter Paint & White Paint by Plaid

Navy scrapbook paper cut into a circle

Decorative dinner napkin

Flip your platter over to the backside. I used a star stencil that came in the alphabet stencil pack by Plaid. Tape the stencil to the plate and paint on a few layers of glitter paint in the star. Allow to dry, then paint on a layer of white paint and carefully remove the stencil before the paint is dry.

Plaid white paint

Once the star is completely dry, paint on a thick layer of Mod Podge over the center of the plate and place your scrapbook paper circle, print side down, over the center. Smooth out any air bubbles gently. And now put another layer of Mod Podge over the backside of the paper.

Mod Podge on Glass

Open up a large, decorative, paper dinner napkin and cut it into pieces that will fit around the edges of your platter. Working in sections, paint Mod Podge onto the glass edges and apply the napkin piece and gently smooth. Repeat this until all edges of the platter are covered.

Mod Podge cut napkins to plate

Coat the entire back side of the platter with Mod Podge, smoothing out any air bubbles with your brush. Allow it to dry completely. Trim the excess napkin from the edges of the platter with an exacto-blade.

Mod podge over napkins

Your Patriotic Platter is ready to be used! How do you clean it though, you ask? Just wipe it down with a wet, but not soaking sponge and dry thoroughly. Avoid immersing the platter in water.

4th of July Platter

4th of July Plate

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  1. That looks so great! What a fun addition for the 4th of July!

  2. how festive are these chargers for the 4th!

  3. Super cute!!

  4. Love this idea! Not only is it fun to make, but you have a festive plate for the table. I’m including this link in my favorites of the week on Saturday!

  5. Kim, that platter is adorable! What a great way to celebrate the patriotic season!

  6. VERY CUTE, I love it! GREAT JOB! JEN

  7. This is one of my FAVORITE crafts you have done (along with your vases)!! Love it!!

  8. I love it! Time to celebrate!

  9. Love this Kim, seriously! So fun! I pinned it to the MPR board!

  10. I love the colors and design! I admire your crafting skills.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  11. So festive! Love it! 🙂

  12. So cute Kim! You are the most awesomest Mod Podger 😀

  13. Everyone loves what you guys are usually up too. This kind
    of clever work and reporting! Keep up the good
    works guys I’ve added you guys to my blogroll.


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