A Seder plate is used as a centerpiece during the Seder dinner to hold the traditional symbolic foods of the meal. Gather your family together to make this lovely decoupage glass Seder plate to place on your table.
You might want to try making a decoupage plate to display during other seasons. For example, you could use fall pictures for a Thanksgiving plate, fruits and vegetables for a summer brunch plate, or winter scenes for a cookie plate.
Level: Moderately easy
Time involved: One to two hours, plus overnight to dry
- Pictures (See step 1.)
- Decoupage foil kit
- Clear glass plate (You can buy these in a craft store in the decoupage section.)
Cut out pictures that represent the six traditional foods on the Seder plate. You can find these in magazines, greeting cards, seed packages (for the parsley and vegetables), or downloaded images from the Internet. If you have a hard time finding pictures to represent the foods, you could copy the Hebrew words from a Haggadah and use them instead, or you could draw and color your own renditions of the food. Also check out the illustrated paper Seder plate presented later in this chapter for foods that can be traced, cut-out, and colored for use in this project.
Brush a light coat of decoupage finish onto the front of the pictures and place them onto the bottom of the plate. Allow some space around the rim to apply foil accents. Use your fingers to smooth the pictures into place. When this is dry, brush decoupage finish onto the entire surface of the bottom of the plate. Allow to dry and repeat with a second coat.
When the project is completely dry, you can add foil accents. Dip a spouncer in a small amount of the foil bond. Remove any excess bond onto a paper towel. Dab the bond around the rim on the bottom of the plate.
Allow the bond to dry until clear and sticky to the touch. Place the dull side of the gold foil to the bonded surface. Press this down with your finger and then peel the foil away with a quick motion. Repeat this action until the bonded areas are completely covered with foil.