Easy Mod Podge Party Plates DIY

Mod Podge Eyeball party plate easy craft idea

Throwing a Halloween party? Looking for a fun and easy way to customize and make your own party plates that are sturdier than paper plates? I saw these cute eyeball napkins recently, and knew I had to use them for something more than wiping up Halloween messes. That was my first inspiration.

My second inspiration was these easy tutorial for DIY Geek Dishes from Our Nerd Home. Their craft was made to be a little more permanent. I was thinking these would be more of a one-time party use, so I used plastic plates and disposable napkins to decorate mine. 

Using one of my favorite craft supplies, it was so easy to make these cute eyeball decorated party plates. Mod Podge can be used for so many different things. I’ve used it to seal these mini pallet wash tape coasters, or the dishwasher safe version to make these glittery ombre tea tumblers. I knew I wasn’t going to be putting these plates in the dishwasher, so I went with the good old gloss Mod Podge sealer for this project. 

Easy Eyeball party plate craft idea with mod podge

I also used clear plastic square shaped plates, cute napkins, a sponge brush and scissors to make my party plates.

Using a sponge brush I applied a layer of Mod Podge on the bottom of a clear plastic plate. I wanted to make sure to keep the upper side of my plate free from glue, so that it could still hold food. While the mod lodge was still wet, I opened up my party napkin and pressed it onto the mod lodge layer with the design side up so that it showed through the clear plastic. Then I applied a second coat of Mod Podge over the top of the napkin sealing it to the plate. 

This is what it looks like on the front and back with the Mod Podge freshly applied. Be careful not to apply the sealer on too har

Mod Podge Party Plate easy craft idea

Then it was time to let it dry completely. After it was dry, I cut away the excess napkin and voila—an instant party plate. 

Just think how you could customize this! You could make these for any holiday, birthday, or just with a pretty designed napkin to make your own special party plates. 

eyeball cookies on eyeball party plate diy

And what’s more festive on an eyeball party plate, but eyeball cookies! You can make these in an instant too, by just adding candy eyeballs onto frosted sugar cookies. 

super easy eyeball cookies and mod podge party plates craft

Yum! So festive!


Pauline Molinari

I'm the crafty maven, and I'm on a mission to spread craftiness. With a fine arts degree, over 15 years experience in children's publishing, and a savvy, stylish, sassy tween daughter, I come armed with perspective and passion to inspire tween girls and their mothers to be crafty together. 

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  2 comments for “Easy Mod Podge Party Plates DIY

  1. October 4, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Love it!!!!! I can get plates at dollar store endless possibilities, great share thank you! 🙂

    • October 4, 2014 at 11:17 am

      So glad you liked! Thanks for the great comment Mari!

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