Monday, January 5, 2015

Chalkboard Chargers

I don’t know about you, but I felt like 2014 FLEW by!  The holidays came and went quickly and they were a busy time….hence the fact that I didn’t post any of my holiday projects this year!  Better late than never…..especially since these can be used year-round.

2014 was my year to get to host the family Thanksgiving. Yay! I LOVE every opportunity I get to cook and entertain a crowd! This year, my boyfriend and his parents also joined our group so we had 17 for lunch. I wanted something to dress-up my table but keep it simple (for space saving) and still go along with my décor. This was one of my favorite projects: CHALKBOARD CHARGERS.  Chalkboard Chargers 1
I just love these chargers and plan to use them for lots of future occasions.  They were inspired by several photos I saw on Pinterest of high-end chalkboard dinnerware.  My chargers, however, were easy to create and inexpensive.Chalkboard Chargers 2
I simply purchased plastic chargers….they had red or gold at The Dollar General….for only $1 each.  I laid them out in the garage and used Chalkboard Spraypaint to cover the surface.  Chalkboard Chargers 3
I gave them two coats and let them dry for a couple of days before I prepped them with a rubbing of chalk.Chalkboard Chargers 4
I wrote a Thanksgiving message on the top of each and the guest’s name on the bottom.  With white plates on top, the chalkboard chargers looked great! 

Enjoy!
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This post is linked to:
http://www.creativelylivingblog.com/2015/01/monday-funday-85.html
http://www.myrepurposedlife.com/2015/01/catch-as-catch-can-195
http://staceyembracingchange.com/2015/01/08/creative-inspirations-linky-party-117
http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2015/01/wildly-original-link-party-137.html
http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/2015/01/whatever-goes-wednesday-255.html