We paired our gold & mint chargers with a bold black & white striped napkin and white dinnerware for a modern look. But we think by pairing these bad boys with other napkins, these chargers could take on an entirely different look and could work for a ton of other events. We’re excited to mix and match and maybe even add a few extra colors to our set. Heck, they were so easy to do… why not?!
This is considered a “charger” a.k.a. a decorative plate that dresses up a table for special occasions. Showers, Bachelorette Parties, Weddings, Birthday Parties, Dinner Parties, Girls’ Nights, or just date nights… chargers can take your entertaining game to the next level on the cheap!
Chargers run about $2 per plate and can be found at local craft shops in all sorts of colors. We love ’em and think they can make a colorful statement for all sorts of occasions. Plus, they’re super low maintenance to incorporate into your next event because they can stay on the table (under the real plate) until you clean up. Of course, simple chargers are glamorous on their own…. but you know these two rookies are always looking to put a personal spin on a traditional item. Today’s geometric chargers are no different.
Honestly, these are quite possibly one of the most simple projects in the history of tablescape glam. All you need is painter’s tape, protective covering (I used wrapping paper, but old newspaper/plastic or more tape could work too), and spray paint. Lucky for your guests, food will never come in contact with the one-of-a-kind chargers…. so paint away!
Once the plates were covered, all we had to do was spray paint the exposed plate, wait for all of them to dry (ugh, hate that part) and remove the tape/paper. We were left with these modern, colorful and REUSABLE chargers that cost us less than $3 each.
The fun part is that each plate in the set can be completely different. With each one slightly mismatching, your table will develop a lot more design interest, forcing your guests to really take notice. (In our case, we’re hoping our guests will be so distracted by the design interest that they have less time to be focused on the meal).
Maybe a red & white combo could be more appropriate for this weekend’s festivities? Remember, the chargers come in ALL different colors! Stars? Stripes? The possibilities are endless!
We know we’ve been on a gold kick lately (as seen here and here!), but can you blame us? Gold is sooo trendy right now! And when it comes to hopping on a trend, why not try it out when there isn’t much of a commitment? We’re not saying go out and buy a gold chair, paint your walls gold, or get a gold bedspread…but maybe you could do a fun little 5-minute gold craft with us!
And did we mention that this lil’ craft is perfect for an upcoming holiday?
These glittery/gold/fabulous feathers could add some serious sparkle to your Valentine’s day decor and we’re going to show you how to make them in less than 5 minutes.
Here’s what you’ll need…
-Gold craft paint
-Clear Lacquer Spray
After you gather your supplies, you’ll simply paint the top portion of a feather and then immediately sprinkle some gold glitter onto the wet paint. Complete all your feathers, let them dry, and then spray on a thin coat of clear lacquer. The clear spray paint will help “hold” in those sparkles so they don’t end up all over your home. So be sure to seal in those sparkles or you may have a mess on your hands…
Boom…you’ve officially hopped on the gold and glitter bandwagon. See that wasn’t so bad!
Whether they’re styled in a v-day themed vignette, clustered together in a small vase, packaged with your Valentine’s Day gift (as seen yesterday!), or simply laying atop your favorite romantic novel…these fluffy feathers are a must for February 14th.
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Good morning sunshines! As we prep for a gold and glamorous new year, these rookies are all about GLAM here on DIY Playbook.
We’re putting a twist on a traditional brunch, and adding a touch of gold to really make your breakfast accessories shine.
A ladies’ brunch (or festive New Year’s par-tay) is not complete without some bubbly. Mimosas can make anyone feel glam, and why not easily add some gold to your plain old champagne glasses?
We bought a few cheap champagne glasses at Goodwill, and picked up some Valspar metallic spray paint at Lowe’s.
Now, we knew we only wanted these glasses to be “dipped in gold”…
So plastic bags and painter’s tape helped keep the top portion covered from the spray paint.
After 2 light coats of gold..these bad boys were done and ready for their close-up.
DIY projects don’t get any easier than this! These champagne flutes are sure to impress your guests at your next brunch gathering.
The other breakfast essential is a great cup o’ joe (you heard about our love for this caffeinated beverage in this post). We saw these and these and knew we had to re-create our own with a touch of gold and glamorous.
All you need is a ceramic mug (dollar store!), some stickers to match your occasion, and a metallic gold OIL BASED Sharpie. Getting an oil based marker is by far the most important step of this rookie craft. Without the oil based Sharpie, your glamorous mug will be toast after she hits the sink.
Using these 3, yes only 3, easy steps… you’ll have your very own cup o’ golden joe.
Step 1: Stick the sticker of your choice on the mug. We used a heart for this mug but the possibilities are endless. Initials, a word, your favorite number, a trendy mustache… let your personality shine!
Step 2: Using your oil based Sharpie, draw dots directly around the object and sprinkle those dots until you find the look that you love.
Step 3: Let the marker dry (just a few minutes) and peel away your sticker. Bake your mug @ 350 for about 25 minutes before using it. This will ensure that the paint won’t chip off when it’s washed. Hint: We prefer hand-washing these delicate mugs just to be safe… but that’s just us!
How about these glamorous mug shots?
Now all that’s left to do is call up your favorite ladies and enjoy the gold & glamorous brunch that you so deserve.
Whether you’re brunching in style or getting glamorous for the upcoming New Year, we hope this project brings you the extra cheer you’ve been looking for!
Cheers to a happy, healthy, sparkling holiday!