Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Celebration Plates

These are a really cute idea to show your kids how special you think they are. Pull the plate out to serve their birthday cake or breakfast on. Or, use it for other special occasions (winning a competition, graduations, all A's on a report card, religious accomplishments). Make one just for birthdays with a baby picture, their length and weight, and Happy Birthday in paper letters. If you want a plate that can be used more often, have the words Congratulations with stars, balloons, confetti, etc.

You will need:
  • A clear glass plate
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam craft paint brush
  • Picture(s) of your kid(s)
  • Cut outs, paper letters, other embellishments (you don't want them to be too thick, about scrapbook paper thickness)

  1. Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the back of the plate. (Try not to leave too many lines, as they may show through once dried).
  2. Press embellishments and pictures to the Mod Podge. Smooth out any air bubbles.
  3. Let dry.
  4. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge over the paper. Make sure to continue slightly past the edges of the paper/pictures/etc.
  5. Let dry (about 15 minutes).
  6. Apply about 6 coats total, letting dry in between coats.

These plates are hand wash only (no soaking)!

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