“Embrace the wrinkles.” That’s what I say. Oh, I don’t mean on my face… I mean on my DIY plaid chargers! This DIY is all about effect, not perfection.
Since the day I saw these red tartan plaid chargers from Williams-Sonoma, I have been smitten with plaid. And our recent trips to Scotland only fueled the fervor!But their price tag was a bit high for me, so I decided to go shopping for some plaid wrapping paper to make my own plaid chargers!
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I found a plaid I like even better and I was inspired to try this DIY by a post I saw at Domicile 37. So here goes… my DIY Plaid Chargers:
DIY Plaid Chargers
I found this wonderful Plaid and Red Reversible Christmas Wrapping Paper (find something similar HERE or Here):
- Charger Plates
- Gift Wrapping Paper in a plaid that you love
- Mod Podge
- Paint brush
- Plate diameter of middle of charger plate
I took some plain red chargers, 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 I made my first video, so hold on to your hats… here’s the tutorial – in video form! It’s short, and really does help show the process:
As you can see, almost any type of Christmas plates look fabulous on these plaid chargers!
But I have to say, I think this little fawn is my favorite!
Here’s a pic for your Pinterest page:
Thanks for joining me today and taking a look at my video. It’s been fun! And I hope I’ve inspired you to make your own custom DIY chargers! Or to wrap gifts, of course… if you’re not that into wrinkles!
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