Today I’m sharing a Book Page Crafts Tutorial for some lovely Chargers that can be used for your Holiday (or everyday) Table! These are very inexpensive to make, they do take a little bit of time, but they’re not hard at all. I just put on a good movie and happily spent the afternoon making these!
- Plastic chargers (Found at Dollar Stores, Walmart, Michaels)
- Pages from a cheap book
- Mod Podge Matte
- A paint brush
- Cream colored paint ( I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, but you can use what you have)
Step 1: Paint your chargers to cover up the shiny surface. I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White, because it adheres to plastic really well! I applied 2 coats. You can use whatever paint you like. It doesn’t have to be a perfect finish, we just don’t want the original color to show through the paper.
Step 2: Once your paint is dry, tear your pages into strips and apply to the plate, with the Mod Podge and the brush. I made sure I had a little extra along the edges, to fold over onto the back, so that the edges were covered.
Step 3: Continue working with the paper and Mod Podge, until the entire surface is covered. (If you get a little tear or miss some spots, just tear off a smaller piece of the book page and cover it up) Allow to dry completely. You can add another coat of Mod Podge on the top to seal and protect, if you like.
That’s about it! Pretty simple huh?! I just love the look of these though, I think they have great vintage appeal! I paired mine up with some Antique Ironstone Plates and some pretty paper place mats. I added a little color with the Peacock feathers, but you could also add Fall leaves for Thanksgiving, or greenery at Christmas. The fact that these are so neutral, means that you can take them in so many directions. If you like Book Page Crafts, you might also like these Book Page Pumpkins.