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Happy Easter everyone! I’m back from Spring break, and I’m looking forward to sharing Easter brunch with my family this Sunday using these beautiful DIY Dollar Store Gold Chargers under the thrift store plates I scored a few weeks ago. You may recall I shared our “Thrifty Golden Easter Table” with you? Well, the only part I left out (I’m sneaky like that) was how to make these thrifty DIY dollar store gold chargers. I saved it all for this month’s “Thrifty Style Team“. That reminds me! Don’t forget to check out all 8 thrifty ideas at the bottom of this article.
Aren’t they pretty? I have to admit though, I never knew what chargers were until I bought some thinking they were just big plates! 😯 I now know that they are actually only for decorative purposes so please folks…if you make these do not eat food on them. Spray paint is definitely not safe to eat off of. On the golden side 😀 these golden metallic chargers are perfect for setting under your plate to add depth and even glam/color to the table. Your options are endless with these because you could spray paint them any color you desire. How about yellow? Hey, how about purple? Honestly, I really want to do a purple tablescape one day. Hmmm…
These gold chargers would work great for Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day (my Dad would love them), Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. I liked how they look with my new gold flatware, but stainless steal flatware looks great, too. I hope you try to make them, and let me know if you have any questions.
How I made DIY Dollar Store Gold Chargers
Check out your local dollar store in the party section or kitchen gadget section and you’ll hopefully find these clear plastic trays. If you can’t find them, party supply stores carry them, too. Bring those babies home and wash them with warm soapy water. After they are completely dry, lay them on big drop cloth outside or in an open garage. The spray paint I used is listed below. Be sure to shake the can very well, and hold the can about 6-8 inches above the tray. Spray strips (wear a mask) back and forth until you cover the tray. Let it dry for at least an hour. You will need 3-4 coats. I did not spray the backs, but you can if desired. Remember spray paint is extremely flammable and should never be inhaled. *** Some of the links in this post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Read full disclosure policy here.
If you rather buy gold chargers, I found some nice ones HERE.Posted by