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How to Make Decoupage Plates

These decorative dishes are perfect as trivets, serving wrapped candies, or displayed on a wall in a graphic arrangement.

Tools & Materials Needed:

  • Wagner FURNO Heat Gun
  • Glass plates in various sizes
  • Paper ephemera
  • Scissors
  • Decoupage medium
  • Paint brush
  • Bowl of water
  • Piece of sponge
  • Plastic bowl scraper
  • Copper or gold acrylic paint

Supplies to make decoupage plates


Make a template for each plate by tracing the shape of the plate on paper first and cutting out the shape. Place the template over paper ephemera and cut out the design you want to transfer to the plate.

Decoupage Plate step 1


Place cut ephemera in a bowl of water to soak for one minute. Remove and let dry.

Decoupage Plates Step 2a

Decoupage Plate Step 2b


Wet a sponge in water and then apply the decoupage medium to the sponge. Flip the plate upside down and cover the bottom of the plate with decoupage medium, keeping the coating smooth.

Decoupage Plate Step 3a

Decoupage Plate Step 3b


Place the paper design upside down on the plate so that the image will show through.

Decoupage plate step 4


Gently smooth any bubbles from the paper with a bowl scraper and use the Wagner Furno heat gun on low to dry paper art until fully dry.

Decoupage Plate Step 5


Paint the edge of the plate with a bronze or gold paint. Dry completely with the heat gun. Wipe the glass clean if dirty.

Decoupage Plate Step 5b

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