If you know anything about decoupaging, then you won't need a DIY for this as it's pretty obvious. If not, this is a great, inexpensive way to try decoupage. What is decoupage? It's basically gluing stuff to other stuff. In this case, I'm gluing paper to a light plate. The Mod Podge you use to glue everything together makes the surface stiff and slick and easy to clean. FYI - It's actually a little easier to glue fabric to a light plate, which you can see below.
What you need:
- Light plates
- Mod Podge
- Small paintbrush
- Paper or fabric
Once you've selected the material you want to decoupage to your light plates, trace the plate and cut it out. Leave about an inch of overlap around the edge of the light plate because you'll want to fold the overlap over and glue it to the back of the plate.
Brush a light coat of Mod Podge onto the bare light plate and place the paper or fabric you've cut out on top.
Then put a thin coat of Mod Podge atop the paper. Wait for it to dry and repeat this process about five times, until you're satisfied with the look and texture.
Then you're done!
Here are a couple of other light plates I've done using fabric: