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Blue Willow Inspired Charger Plates

By: Damask Love
January 25, 2019

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Blue Willow Inspired Charger Plates
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Everything old is new again with these easy DIY plate chargers using Americana Acrylics and Decou-Page
I've always loved the look of antique plates but I've never had the occasion to own any. It probably has something to do with being the mom of a toddler and never having a reason to host a fancy dinner party! 
Thankfully, these DIY plates are durable, doable and make every bit the statement that authentic antique chargers would make. It doesn't hurt that you made them yourself - a fact that is sure to impress all your friends.
To create these chargers you'll need two staples items from the library of DecoArt products: Decou-Page and Americana Acrylics. The Decou-Page will dry clear and give your chargers a durable finish. Just remember - Decou-Page is not intended to come in contact with food, so you'll want to use these as chargers rather than traditional plates.
 Americana Acrylic paint comes in a huge selection of colors, so you can add your own colorful edging to the project. 
Watch exactly how I assemble these chargers below:

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Love the blue charger plate, very classy looking.

Carol Mais

January 25, 2019

I haven't been painting for a while due to health issues. I love the charger blue willow design. It has inspired me to get back in the game. Thank you for the opportunity.

Sheila OBee

January 27, 2019

Where did you buy the chargers from?

Jaelyn M Johnson

August 10, 2019

Hi Jaelyn - You can get wooden chargers like what Amber used from Walnut Hollow.


August 12, 2019

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