Decorating charger plate for centerpieces - Come lookie!
Charger plates - They're silver & the plate itself is what we want. But I dont like how they were painted, it looks scratched, cheap. I know that's how they all are, just designed that way. But it's tacky. We considered painting over them, but FH thinks it's a waste to paint over paint. Thought about gluing ribbon over it, could work & I did find some gorgeous ribbon that is white w/silver sparkly swirls. But then we'd have to buy clear votive holders, since the ones we fell in love w/are fleur de lis design & wouldnt match the ribbon.

*Side Note - the votive holders we're using for LED lights. Fluer de lis is very popular for mardi gras/masque, not to mention it's french for Iris, which is my flower*

FH didnt like the clear candles, nor the ribbon idea, which he tells me AFTER I buy 2 rolls of it, & I no longer have the receipt for!

Anyway, so decorating the plates have been a challenge. But yesterday we've found a winner! Hobby Lobby has these gemstone stickers that can

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Iris
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Mar 03, 2013 at 1:18 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
be used for crafty projects. Fluer de lis symbol, silver & sparkly. So I bought one. Put it on, OMG it's perfect! Even FH loves it, he says it's more pleasing to his artistic eyes lol. Not to mention it matches the candles.
I guess I'll be using the ribbon for some other decor for the wedding.
So the concept is, use 8 per plate, one in each corner, one in each middle. I hope that's not too much. Seeing as we're having purple vases, flowers & feathers, we needed more silver, so hopefully it stands out.
They're costy, but online it's 30% off original price ($1.99) plus free shipping over $35. So it's a super deal to buy right now. I already got FH permission to buy right now instead of waiting. But I wanted to be 100% sure, so I want opinions here. Will post pix.

Iris
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Mar 03, 2013 at 1:27 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Sorry my posts are so long, I love explaining detail. Anyway here's the pix.
1. Votives that we're using
2. Gemstone sticker
3. Sticker on charger plate corner


Iris
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Mar 03, 2013 at 1:29 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Corner & middle
close up of candle

Edited On: Mar 03, 2013 at 1:33 PM

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Mar 03, 2013 at 1:29 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Those make those plates look SOO much better! Congrats on the good find :)

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Mar 03, 2013 at 1:31 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Nice! That's a really creative way of fixing up the plates.

Iris
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Mar 03, 2013 at 1:34 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
If anyone's curious, here's the ribbon I thought I could use. It's gorgeous & can still be used as some sort of wedding decor. Or I'll pass it on if I dont use it. But you can see, it didnt match.


Robin A.
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Mar 03, 2013 at 1:37 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I love the idea! I'm not sure I would put SO many on. I might do alternating plates, one with 4 (one on each side) and another with 4 (one in each corner). I almost feel like the sticker is a little overwhelming to have 8 on each plate, but I think it will work great either way! :)

Iris
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Mar 03, 2013 at 1:39 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Robin: hmmm that's an interesting thought, alternating. I think I'll try that. See how it looks before I apply more.

Robin A.
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Mar 03, 2013 at 1:42 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
That's a good thought, I think. You can always add, but it's more difficult to take away. That ribbon is Gorgeous! I'm sure you'll find another way to use it.

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Mar 03, 2013 at 1:47 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Everything looks amazing

Iris
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Mar 03, 2013 at 2:53 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Does anyone think it's overkill? I mean if I only do them in the corners, so 4 on the plate, is it "in your face" so to speak?
I'm posted this same thread elsewhere (not saying where to keep it drama free) & some people are saying the charger plates are fine as plain, the stickers are in your face, stensils & painting will be better...
I welcome opinions, but now I'm getting people saying it looks great, & some saying it doesnt look great.
Edited On: Mar 03, 2013 at 2:54 PM

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Mar 03, 2013 at 3:21 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I think they look great, but I would only do 4 per plate. I like the idea of doing every other one.

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Mar 03, 2013 at 3:52 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I love, love, LOVE that!!!

I agree with trying fewer, and then adding if you feel it needs more. But 4 should suffice. In any case, this is gorgeous MB!
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