This past week I’d been trying to put together a festive tablescape for Christmas day dinner. Luckily, I had everything I needed for the centerpiece, (I’ll be posting next week) but I wanted to go the extra mile with cute chargers. After looking through Amazon, Pier 1, Ikea and pretty much all over the internet, I realized that I wasn’t going to find anything that I was looking for at an affordable price. I also went to Homegoods and 1. they didn’t have what I was looking for, 2. everything they had was over $10. I needed 8 chargers so I certainly wasn’t going to pay over $80 for something I needed just for Christmas day.
So! I decided that it was DIY time. I figured that I didn’t need an actual plate and just needed something that would decorate around the dinner plate. I played with the idea of weaving together greenery (almost like a wreath) or gluing together some faux cranberry vines, but those ideas were either more money than I was willing to spend, or too much work. Instead, I opted to use an idea I found while looking for Christmas themed chargers online. Snowflake decorations! And where would I get affordable snowflake decorations? Only the best store for DIY project of course. The Dollar Store! In my case, Dollar Tree. I bought 14 packs of clear plastic snowflake decorations, and spent less than $15. I was able to make 8 chargers, talk about a steal of a deal.
Btw, these were extremely easy to make!
What you need:
- Approx. 17 snowflakes for each charger
- Glue Gun
- Piece of paper bigger than the plate you choose to use
Turn the plate upside down on the piece of paper and make an outline with the pencil.
Use the outline as a guide for gluing the snowflakes, one on top the other. I overlapped them and used about 17 snowflakes per charger.
There you have it. Cute and very festive Christmas plate chargers on a budget! Look out for my Christmas themed centerpiece next week!