Fall Tablescape with DIY Floral Plate Chargers

Happy Wednesday!  I teamed up with a group of fellow bloggers this past month for the Create an...

Happy Wednesday! 

I teamed up with a group of fellow bloggers this past month for the Create and Share challenge. This month's theme was to create a Fall table setting and to attach a tutorial to it. Guys, let me say, I was pumped about this one. I love Fall, it is my favorite season and prior to accepting this challenge I already had a plethora of ideas in my head of what I wanted to do. So it was only right for me to tag team with them.

An eclectic vintage inspired Fall table setting perfect for a dinner party.

Today, I plan on debuting a snippet of my tablescape, there were so many pictures that I wanted to share and I did not want my post to be too lengthy.  So my main focus today will be on the tutorial I have prepared for you.  

An eclectic vintage inspired Fall table setting perfect for a dinner party.

Aren't those floral chargers something? Remember when I shared with some of my favorite floral fabrics? I was inspired by one of those fabrics, this one. I really REALLY wanted that fabric, but I could not justify me spending that type of money on something that I was going to cut up and experiment with. 

Materials: 

Plate Chargers: I had some extra chargers that I had purchased from Michael's a couple of years ago, so I thought I would experiment on those. To save money, try looking in the clearance section after holidays or even when the season changes. Michael's usually clearance them down to 80% off OR you can try the thrift store. 

Wrapping Paper: I did not know where I was going to find floral wrapping paper that resembled my inspiration fabric. Honestly, I did not know where....it was mind boggling just thinking about it, then one day (last week) I walked into Michaels and I was checking out there dollar section and lo and behold, it was starring me in the face! I grabbed it (there were only 2 left, so I grabbed both).  

Modge Podge: Any brand will do. 

Scissors

Paint brush or Foam brush: I have a designated modge podge brush that I use....yeah, and sometimes I paint with it. Haha! 

*A piece of cardboard

Cost of this project: 
This project cost me approximately $1. I purchased 2 rolls of floral wrapping paper from the dollar section at Michaels (Since it was part of their Spring line, it was marked down. Originally, it was $1.50), but I only used LESS THAN one roll. 

This project took approximately 2 hours to complete due to cutting, gluing, and drying time. 

A step by step tutorial that shows how to add a print to dress up those plain store bought plate charges.

Steps

First clean off your plates of any glitter, dust, residue or any sort. Then cut paper to size leaving a a few inches around the rim of the plate. Remember this project will wrinkle your paper and you will need some wiggle room to work with.

A step by step tutorial that shows how to add a print to dress up those plain store bought plate charges.

Apply modge podge to charger and place paper on it smoothing it out as you are adhering it to the charger. Note: You can use the *piece of cardboard or your hand to smooth it out.

A step by step tutorial that shows how to add a print to dress up those plain store bought plate charges.

When smoothing out the paper start in the center and work your way out. Remember to smooth out the inner crevice of the plate. I could NOT find a way to eliminate all the wrinkles so. However if you have air bubbles you can pop them with a needle and smooth the paper out. . This technique worked on some of the wrinkles. I would wait a couple of minutes and let the paper settle before popping and flattening out the air bubbles or else you risk the chances of tearing your paper. 

A step by step tutorial that shows how to add a print to dress up those plain store bought plate charges.

Once the bottom layer of modge podge dried, I used my exacto knife and cut off the remaining paper. To finish off the plate I applied modge podge on the top of the floral paper and on the rim of the plate to make sure the edges were secured and glued down all the way. 

A step by step tutorial that shows how to add a print to dress up those plain store bought plate charges.

It is not perfect, but she surely is stunning! I am so happy my vision for my fall tablescape came together. 

An eclectic vintage inspired Fall table setting perfect for a dinner party.

I will do another post on how I put my table setting together and where you can score some finds. In the meanwhile, Please stop by the my co-hosts site to check out there beautiful Fall table setting. 

Fall tablescape and table setting ideas that can be used in any type of home decor style. Fall DIY's on a budget.


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91 comments

  1. Oh my gosh! I'm adding this to my Fall Fun Pinterest board. I have had the itch to decorate for fall lately.
    The table is so so beautiful!

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  2. Omg I love this and your other modge podge tutorial! I also love that you are still incorporating florals into fall

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    1. Awww, thanks Amanda....I love Modge Podge!

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  3. Just love this! The floral print with the black and gold is perfecto! Beautiful job!!!!

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  4. That is great! Man, I can't wait for Fall!

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  5. Oh my goodness, that tablescape is stunning! You're getting me excited about Fall! The floral mod podge idea is amazing!

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    1. Thanks Jaclyn! I cannot wait to see your Fall fashion style...Fall is my favorite!

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  6. wow I never I thought of doing something like that. Really creative, mine would come out so horrible lol

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    1. Awww, you never would know unless you try. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. This is so beautiful. Love the floral for Fall. Absolutely stunning table setting.

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  8. How lovely! My mom would love these. I wonder if my brother and I can make these over the next couple of weekends for her. What a great idea!

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    1. That would be awesome! You should do it!

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  9. This is so pretty! I love the florals with the fall flare.. super creative!
    -Liz
    www.TheCleanEatingCouple.com

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  10. This is lovely! I was literally just brainstorming the other day about floral fabric chargers - too crazy! I love how your table setting turned out!

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    1. Great minds think alike! Thank Brynne!

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  11. What a great idea to take a charger and cover it! I have a couple old chargers that I've held onto in hopes to do something with them! I think I know now! Your table and decor is gorgeous!

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  12. OK, someone is getting DIY plate chargers for Christmas. This looks fun!

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    1. Ooh this technique would look great in a Christmas setting.

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  13. It's really impossible to make out that those are DIY plates. Great work! :)

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  14. How gorgeous! I just love fall, and I can't wait to start decorating my house when I come back from vacation :)

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    1. Thank you! Fall season is my favorite!

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  15. What a great idea for revitalizing old chargers! I think you could find some in thrift shops at a good price too. They really dress up the table!

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  16. These are beautiful - I can't believe you made them!

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  17. I have definitely got to go re-vamp my old plain chargers now. Too cute! Thanks for the great tutorial.

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  18. Love your tablescape! Such an easy DIY to dress up a table.

    liz jo @ sundays with sophie

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  19. oh my gosh! that is the CUTEST idea! you're so creative--may need to remember this for thanksgiving :)))

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    1. Thanks you for your sweet comment! I love your pic by the way!

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  20. I'm so excited to decorate for Fall! Your table turned out so beautiful!!

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    1. I cannot wait to see your home, I know it will be awesome!

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  21. the table design is so beautiful!

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  22. Gorg! I never thought to mod podge a charger plate. That's a great idea.

    Sarah Noel | www.sarahsmirks.com

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  23. OMG this is so pretty!!! The charger plate is gorgeous! Definitely bookmarking this as an idea for later! xoxox, Kayla www.lostgenygirl.com

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    1. Thank you and thanks for bookmarking it!

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  24. That table is gorgeous and I absolutely LOVE that DIY charger plate! I will definitely be saving this idea for later. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. This is really beautiful! I would have NEVER thought to cover a charger that way. I'll definitely need to save this for sure.

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  26. What a fun collaboration! Looks amazing

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  27. I never even thought of that! How cool!

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  28. Wow, you have such classy decorating taste!!
    Cynthia @craftoflaughter

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  29. Wow what a cool idea. I love it!

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  30. That's a beautiful tablescape! I think you and I were thinking the same thing (fall) when it comes to our posts today lol

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    1. Most certainly....Great minds think a like! I love your post as well.

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  31. These look amazing! I seriously am running out to get Modge Podge tomorrow. Thanks for sharing these awesome chargers!

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    1. Thanks Shann! Modge lodge is the best!

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  32. I LOVE this! What a cool, creative idea that is easy for anyone to do! You can bet your bottom I'll be trying this in the next few weeks!

    xo, Chelsie @ Life with Rosie

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    1. Thanks, I would love to see how your project goes!

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  33. Hi, Jess ~ Beautiful table and those floral chargers are stunning! I can't believe it's wrapping paper! I love the floral with the black, too. Such a stunning combination! Can't wait to see more of your table!

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  34. OMG, this is fabulous. Who would have thought to use wrapping paper in this way. So clever and such a beautiful, beautiful table. You've got me wanting to prep for fall at this very moment!

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    1. You should try it! Wrapping paper comes in a lot of different design, it would look great and add another element to your decor....please do note, you cannot wash these. You will have to wipe them off if you use them and they get dirty.

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  35. What a great idea! I never would have thought of that!

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  36. This is so fancy! I adore the color's you used and put together!

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  37. Oh my gosh! These are beautiful!! I love the floral print for Fall. I need to find some more thrifted chargers to transform. :)

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    1. thank you! I love how your chargers turned out as well!

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  38. Seriously cute and easy to pull off. This is a great way to spruce up my old chargers and not have to find room for some new ones. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet words. Most certainly a great way to add some style to some old chargers!

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  39. SO CHIC! Loving the floral chargers. I will definitely need to do this. Pinned it!

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  40. Such a great, doable DIY! I don't own any fancy chargers, gonna have to change that!

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  41. I LOVE your DIY floral chargers! What a great idea - I'm pinning!

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