How to Seal the Pictures on Plastic Plates

By Jophiel Aurora ; Updated September 15, 2017

Things Needed

  • Plastic plates with a picture
  • Decoupage
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Small container
  • Mild detergent
  • Cloth
Add a picture to your plain plastic plates.

If you are hosting a party or other special ceremony that requires dinnerware, you may want to use decorative dinner plates that welcome your guests. You can present your guests with beautiful plates without jeopardizing your fine china. Just buy a pack of sturdy clear plastic plates and add a picture on the backside of the plate. You can seal the images on the plastic plates so they can be cleaned and used again if you desire to recycle them. These plates can complement the color schemes in your home, or display images related to your special occasion.

Find pictures to attach to your plastic plates. The images can be based on the theme for your special occasion.

Attach your pictures to the plates. Cut out your pictures for the plates. Glue them onto the bottom of the plate with the front of the image facing the plate. You can clearly see the image through the plastic. Allow the glue to dry.

Seal your pictures onto the plastic plates. Pour decoupage into a small container. Dip your paintbrush into the decoupage and spread it on top of the picture on the back side of the plate. Place the plate upside down with the picture side up and let it dry. Do this for each plate.

Add a second coat of decoupage on the pictures the same way as in step 3. Allow it to dry overnight to assure that the image is sealed.

Clean the front of your plates with a mild detergent and water and let them dry.

About the Author

Since 2007, Jophiel Aurora has written articles on environmental issues, vegetarianism, travel and animal rights for Web sites like eHow, Answerbag and LIVESTRONG.COM. Aurora is also a writer for Animal World: Our Co-Inhabitants, an online program. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration in computer information systems from Georgia State University.