Chargers give a splash of color to any table setting.

This craft yields beautiful results without emptying your wallet. If you’re not using food-safe paint, don’t eat off these plates and be sure to hand-wash them.

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Paint (I use enamel model paint, but you can even use leftover nail polish)


Large plates or chargers (I use cheap white plates from a thrift store)

  1. Paint in broad strokes down the center of each charger.
  2. Let dry and they’re ready.


If you'd like to make these into food-safe plates, explore bakeable food-safe paints, many options are available at your local craft store and online.

Photography by Alexandra Grablewski

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