When you hear ‘Mod Podge,’ you might assume the project is a bit outdated. My first Mod Podge DIY was way back at age 8, during my 4-H days. I decoupaged floral paper napkins on the back side of a clear glass plate. I proudly displayed them at the local county fair. Although it was a fun project, you can probably guess it wasn’t at all trendy. It was definitely more appropriate for a dusty sitting room from decades past.
This is decoupage in a whole new way. In just a few steps, you can upcycle an old platter to make it way more fun. I got my platters at Goodwill for about $4 each!
Because I was creating these platters for my colorful confetti party, I chose to do a bright colored polka dot design. I think it would also be fun to do a chevron pattern or even a two color polka dot pattern.
DIY Polka Dot Serving Platter
Serving platter or tray
Foam Brush or Soft Bristle Paintbrush
Gloss Mod Podge
- Cut out your colored paper in the shape of your choosing and arrange on your party platter. I traced a small piping tip that was approximately 3/4″ in diameter.
- Dab a bit of modge podge onto each paper dot to adhere it to your serving platter. Arrange into your chosen design as you go.
- Finish with a thin, even coat of mod podge using a foam or soft bristle brush. Make sure to even out thick areas of mod podge that collect around the rim of your tray. Let dry
- Note: Mod podge is not food safe or waterproof. This makes it great for displaying cookies or cupcakes, but you should use a liner such as plastic wrap for other foods. To clean, use a just barely damp soft cloth.
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P.S. – Like these white chocolate snacks? Check out these other DIYs from my confetti party: