How about serving Mom her favorite cookies on her own very special plate. These plates are fast and easy to create and add a special touch to any occasion.
Glass plate – I found mine at the 99¢ store
Mod Podge or other product for doing decoupage on glass
Embroidery design that will fit your glass plate
Background fabric to complement your embroidery design
1. Determine which measurements will create the largest cut fabric piece – width plus 2 inches and length plus 2 inches of area of plate to be covered or width and length of fabric needed for the hoop you will use to embroider the design. Cut background fabric.
2. The embroidery design shown above was created with the lettering spiral feature of Embroidery Works – a new software program by Designers Gallery.
3. Stitch out design.
4. Place your plate on something that will hold it up off the surface of your workspace. I found it was easier to work with this way. I also found it was necessary to put down some paper to cover my workspace.
5. On the back of the plate, apply a coat of Mod Podge to the area you want your fabric to cover. This might be just the flat bottom of the plate or the entire backside.
6. Place your embroidered fabric upside down on the Mod Podge.
7. Apply Mod Podge over the back side of your fabric, pressing out any bubbles.
8. Let everything dry…. This can take a while.
9. When the fabric is finally dry, remove the extra fabric by cutting around the plate as close as you can. I used an X-acto blade. Apply a little more Mod Podge around the cut edge of the fabric to reduce fraying.
Do not put the plate in a dishwasher or a sink of water, but you can wash the top side. If the fabric should come loose, just add another coat of Mod Podge.