Embrace the wrinkles. That’s what I say.
Oh, I don’t mean on my face… I mean on my DIY plaid chargers!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Hallmark Gold Crown. As always, decor ideas, DIY and video seen here are from yours truly!
This DIY is all about effect, not perfection.
Ever since I saw these red tartan plaid chargers from Williams-Sonoma, I have been smitten with plaid!
And my friends at Hallmark made the selection so easy! I found a plaid I like even better and I also got to check out all their new stuff for this holiday season! (I might have picked up a tin or two of their Peppermint Bark! Well, I plan to give one as a gift… maybe!).
I found this wonderful Plaid and Red Reversible Christmas Wrapping Paper:
I took some plain red chargers (that I had gotten for a ridiculously low price after season one year), and laid one face down on a piece of the wrapping paper, cutting around the edge with an exacto knife.
Then I took a salad plate that was close in size to the inside part of the charger, laid it face down in the center of the big circle of wrapping paper, and cut around the plate, again with my exacto knife.
This left me with a doughnut-shaped piece of paper. I then applied Mod Podge to the outer rim of the charger and adhered the paper ring around it (Be gentle at this point!! The more you handle the wet paper, the more it might wrinkle, tear, or the design rub off).
And honestly, it’s going to wrinkle. If imperfection bothers you, a different pattern might work… perhaps better than a plaid. But I’m going to embrace these wrinkles! To me, the imperfections enhance the end result! Wish I could look at all wrinkles the same way!! Ha!
Another coat of Mod Podge to the top of the paper, and voila! Once dry, I had a set of beautiful custom plaid chargers.
This tutorial was great fun because Hallmark asked me to make a video, so hold on to your hats… here’s the tutorial – in video form! Woot!
As you can see, almost any type of Christmas plates look fabulous on these plaid chargers!
Thanks for joining me today and taking a look at my video. It’s been fun! And I hope I’ve inspire you to run to your Hallmark Gold Crown store to get some lovely gift wrap so you can make your own custom DIY chargers! Or to wrap gifts, of course… if you’re not that into wrinkles!