This is the story of a lovely polk-a-dot plate. It turns out, the night before Christmas, santa needed a plate of cookies.
Julie set it out on the mantle so Santa would be sure to see it.
She did not forget the glass of milk.
That little lovely plate was made with tissue paper. You may carry a stash of tissue paper for gift bags. It comes in many colors and even patterns, too! I’ve learned a few things along the way to make these fun decorative doll plates! Join in the fun with this easy craft!
Let’s take a look at what we’ll need.
- patterned tissue paper
- Mod Podge
- canning lids
- foam craft brush
- white craft paint (not shown)
Paint the canning lid white or another color that would work well with the tissue color you are using. The tissue paper is a little see through when you use it with Mod Podge and the colors usually show up brighter on a white background. Allow to dry.
Lay the canning lid on the tissue and cut a square of tissue paper 1/2″ larger than the edges of the lid.
Spread a thin coat of Mod Podge on the top of the lid.
Lay the tissue paper in the Mod Podge on the lid. Gently press the tissue paper, helping it mold to the indention in the lid. The tissue paper is wet from the Mod Podge and will tear easily.
Turn the lid over and spread Mod Podge around the edge of the back of the lid. Fold the tissue paper around to the back.
Spread the back of the lid with Mod Podge and allow to dry. Or complete a second matching lid and adhere them back to back with the Mod Podge. Then your plate is double sided!
Coat one side with a thin layer of Mod Podge and allow to dry. Then coat the second side and allow to dry.
Mod Podge molds the tissue paper to the canning lid and seals it, making it durable.
You can use any tissue paper but patterned tissue paper is especially fun!
Craft a few decorative plates to match your doll dishes or craft a whole set!
Thanks to Plaid for sending Mod Podge for me to work with. It is one of my favorite products! As always, all opinions are my own!