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Day of the Dead Cheese Plate & Placemat

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
Create a stunning cheese plate and placemat with fabric and Fabric Mod Podge.
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Skill Level: Beginner


PLAID Supplies
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Parisian Pink, 2 oz.
  • Mod Podge ® Mod Melts - White Milk Glass
  • Mod Podge ® Mod Molds - Flowers
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Morning Sun, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pure Orange, 2 oz.
  • Mod Podge ® Fabric, 8 oz.
Find these items in the Plaid Store!
Other Supplies
Glass cheese plate
Foam paintbrush
Day of the Dead fabric
Detail paintbrush
Hot glue


Cheese Plate

  1. Cut the fabric so that it is slightly larger than the place size.
  2. Coat the back of the plate with a thick coat of fabric Mod Podge. Position the fabric (right-side towards the Mod Podge) onto the back of the plate. Smooth with your fingers. Coat the back of the fabric on the plate with a layer of Fabric Mod Podge. Allow to dry.
  3. Use scissors to trim the excess fabric from around the edges.
  4. Hand wash by wiping the top with a wet cloth. Don’t submerge in water. To remove the fabric and make a different design, soak the plate overnight in soapy water.
Tip: This same technique can be used for any holiday, just choose a holiday themed fabric and match your paint colors to the fabric.


  1. Cut a skull motifs from the fabric. We used 8 skulls for around the edge and 4 for the center. Coat the back of the fabric with Mod Podge Fabric, position onto the placemat and smooth with your fingers. Topcoat with more Mod Podge.
  2. Add glitter dots by pooling Mod Podge extreme glitter in random areas.
  3. Create 8 Mod Melt flowers by heating a Mod Melt stick in a high temp glue gun, fill a mold with the Mod Melt, allow to cool, remove from the mold and paint with FolkArt paint. Top-coat the Mod Melts with Mod Podge Hardcoat. Add glitter with Mod Podge extreme glitter.
  4. Hot glue the flowers around the placemat in between the skulls.
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