- Glass plate from Dollar Tree (clean off all tags/stickers from the back)
- Mod Podge (or diluted Elmer's glue)
- Foam brush
- X-Acto knife or scissors
- Decorative alphabet stickers
- Decorative paper
- Old book
Draw a cupcake (or print a clip art one, then cut out and trace it onto your paper), then cut it out of your decorative paper. I chose green stripes for the base, blue polka dots for the icing, and red for a cherry on top.
Paint a layer of Mod Podge on the back of your plate in the center using the foam brush.
Onto the outer edge and the lettering. I stuck the letters on my jeans to remove some of the stickiness from the back of the stickers. It also helped me to keep on track for which letter came next (no spelling errors for me!).
Add some more Mod Podge around the outer edge, for the letters, and lining up your "B" and "I" at the top in the middle, start adding the letters around your plate.
Here's the plate from the front, so far. Not a pretty site, but the glue will eventually dry clear.
On to the background. I decided to cash in on the book page craze and use torn pages of an old dictionary to make a neutral background, which would help the colorful letters and cupcake pop. You could also use some other interesting paper, or even tissue paper. Just tear your pages into small pieces
Disclosure: This project and shopping trip was compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for #collectivebias. I purchased the X-Acto knife, blades and stickers with the funds. All opinions are my own.