Day 3 of the Tried & True 5th Anniversary Celebration and we’re talking about DIY Dollar Store Serving Plates! Easy to make and with almost all the supplies bought at Dollar Tree, these serving plates are the perfect addition to any tea party. All you need are disposable plates, tissue paper, and Mod Podge. So easy, right?! The customization options are endless!
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DIY Dollar Store Serving Plates
- Disposable Plates and Cups
- Decorative Tissue Paper
- Mod Podge
- (Optional for “Tea” plate) Craft Knife or Silhouette Cameo
- High Temp Hot Glue Gun
1. Your options are pretty open when it comes to disposable plates. I found all of mine at Dollar Tree the other day so that’s a good place to start and, of course, you can get tissue paper pretty much anywhere. I had a 3 year old on the verge of a meltdown so I was thrilled to find this pretty gold tissue paper also at Dollar Tree!2. If your plates are large and contoured like mine, you’re going to want to add the tissue paper in a couple of steps. This will prevent some of the bumps and folds. First, using the platter as a template, cut a circle that is slightly larger than your plate. Apply a layer of Mod Podge (I used the Dishwasher Safe formula but pretty much any of them will work) and adhere the tissue paper circle. Gently press out any bubbles or folds. DON’T FORGET to place the tissue paper right side down! You wouldn’t want the back of the tissue showing through the front of your plate, right?
3. Cut the outer (unglued) edge of the circle into strips. Working a section at a time, apply Mod Podge to the plate’s edge and gently press tissue paper in place. Continue working until entire rim of plate is covered. This step wasn’t necessary for the smaller plates I covered since there wasn’t as much of a lip on the edge.
4. (Optional) My “Tea” plate was a bit more complicated but I love the final result! Using either a craft knife or cutting machine (I used my Silhouette Cameo on settings ) to cut out your letters and carefully stick to the back of the plate with some Mod Podge. Once all the letters are in place, apply another layer of Mod Podge before covering the entire back with another sheet of tissue paper.
5. Use a High Temp High Glue Gun (it’ll give you enough time to go around entire edge) to glue disposable cups to the plates. I used one cup on the smaller plates and two cups glued together for one of the larger platters. Allow the glue to harden completely before adding any weight.
I made these to match my 5th Anniversary Tea Party theme but you can customize these to match any theme! I love the idea of using licensed tissue paper or paper napkins to make matching platters for a superhero or princess party. What party are you going to DIY dollar store serving plates for next?!
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