• Decor / DIY

    Modge Podge Decorative Plate

    It’s another exciting day at Amidst the Chaos as I get to introduce you to one of my friends and the newest member of our ATC family of contributors: Jess! She is a DIY expert and I know you will all love her super cool and eclectic style. Jess will be sharing a DIY tutorial style post once a month here. All of her projects are easy, relatively inexpensive and very doable! I’m so excited for you all to meet Jess and get to know her! So make sure you give her a warm welcome to Amidst the Chaos!

    Hello All! My name is Jessica aka Jess and I blog over at Domicile 37. I have been creating things since a young age and designing spaces since college, I now have the opportunity to take my design addiction to another level and share it with all of you. I am a mom to 3 crazy, spirited kids and am married to a collegiate strength coach. I have a degree in Industrial Design and I minored in Interior Design. Throughout all my adulthood, every career choice I made pointed me to design. I now have the opportunity to share my eclectic sense of style with all of you at Amidst the Chaos.


    Today, I have an easy DIY that can be interpreted any way to fit into your home decor style. My decor style is more of an eclectic edge with a vintage twist, but when it comes to DIY I like to take it up a bit and modernize pieces that I can use within any design scheme. For some reason I love how the word “black” looks in cool fonts—It is kind of an obsession…I saw the word “black” written in a chic fashion magazine a couple years ago and since then, I have been hooked. With this DIY I took a play on black and white stripes and substituted black stripes for the word “black.” I used a thrift store white medium sized plate that I purchase for approximately a quarter. You can find plates to DIY anywhere…the dollar store, yard sale, thrift store, ebay, walmart, target…anywhere!


    Printed image of your liking
    Plate of your choice and size
    Modge Podge
    Paint brush or foam brush

    *Note: Remember to print your image in proportion to your plate size


    Prior to doing anything, make sure the plate you are working with is clean and dry.


    Cut your image out with scissors.



    Apply modge podge to the back of your image. Then place image on plate, back down, on desired location.


    Apply modge podge to the front of the image and around image to make sure that it is secure to the plate.


    Let the modge podge dry, it takes about 5minutes.


    Hang plate on wall or use as jewelry tray or stationary tray for paperclips and other knick knacks.

    I hope all of you enjoyed this simple DIY and I hope I was able to inspire you to create some cool decorative plates for this upcoming holiday seasons.

    Jessica Rey (Reilly)

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  • Reply Angela Taylor August 25, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Super cute idea! I love a good DIY and I’m always looking for more jewelry storage!

    • Reply Christine August 25, 2015 at 5:11 pm

      So fun, right?! I can’t wait to try it myself! Let us know how yours turns out! xox

  • Reply Deb August 25, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Love it! Very cool project!

    • Reply Christine August 25, 2015 at 5:12 pm

      Right?! Jess has some seriously awesome ideas and I can’t for her to share more! xox

  • Reply Bethany August 25, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Isn’t Modge Podge the best creation in the world? I could definitely use this technique on some old plates I have in storage. Maybe make a series!

    • Reply Christine August 25, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      It IS the best stuff! So versatile! xox

  • Reply Amanda @Blissful Gal August 25, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    This is such a cute and easy way to decorate an empty space! I love this idea (:

    • Reply Christine August 25, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      Absolutely! And majorly budget friendly! xox

  • Reply Cynthia @craftoflaughter August 25, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Did you know modge podge now has a dishwasher safe bottle?? I just learned that this week! Love your plate!

    • Reply jessica August 26, 2015 at 10:16 pm

      Thanks Cynthia! I will have to check that bottle out!

  • Reply Izabela August 25, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    What a great idea for a decorative plate.

  • Reply Shann Eva August 25, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Hi Jess! Great to see you on this wonderful blog too! I LOVE the plate. I hate to admit, but I’ve never tried Modge Podge before, but now I’m going to have to get me some. This looks so cool, and I think I may even be able to do it. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Christine August 25, 2015 at 5:14 pm

      Let us know how it turns out for you! xox

    • Reply jessica August 26, 2015 at 10:17 pm

      Hey Shann! You should definitely try it out….you can do so much with it!

  • Reply Liz Mays August 25, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Hanging plates are pretty trendy right now, so this is a super fun idea. I’m a big Mod Podge fan anyhow!

    • Reply Christine August 25, 2015 at 5:15 pm

      Enjoy! And thanks for stopping by! xox

  • Reply Katie August 25, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Ohhhh I love this!

  • Reply Megan @ Wit & Wander August 25, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    This is so cute and such a great idea! It would make such a sweet Christmas present!

    • Reply jessica August 26, 2015 at 10:18 pm

      most certainly! Homemade gifts are the best!

  • Reply eliz frank August 25, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    I love the simple yet creative way this artsy plate fits in the space and how quickly you made it… I look forward to more of your offerings.

    • Reply Christine August 26, 2015 at 9:44 pm

      Doesn’t it?! We are excited to have Jess here, sharing her awesome DIY’s! Glad you’re excited too! xox

  • Reply Jen @ Fresh Crush August 26, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Love Jess, love her style. What a fun project!!

    • Reply Christine August 26, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      We love her too! And I totally agree! Can’t wait to try this at home! xox

  • Reply LizZ H. August 26, 2015 at 10:58 am

    That looks fun!!

  • Reply Camesha | Mama Motivator August 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    This is a fun project. It looks really chic. I could see it working in my office space.

    • Reply Christine August 26, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      I totally agree…very chic! And in the office would be fab! xox

  • Reply Stephanie @ Casa Watkins September 4, 2015 at 12:24 am

    So nice! Congrats Jess and Christine. This is a great partnership. Pinned this project and shared!

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