Michelle James
Michelle James
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Create a Decorative Fall Buffet Tray From A Plastic Charger Plate

4 Materials
$6
2 Hours
Easy

Hi there! I love the Dollar Store. Today I want to show you how I put together three Dollar Store items with some cut vinyl lettering to create a decorative fall buffet tray.


This is so fun for a centerpiece or a buffet table and If you change out a couple of things you can re-use it for different Holiday events.

create a decorative fall buffet tray from a plastic charger plate

I got my charger plates at Dollar General but I have also seen them at Dollar Tree. In the store and online. I love the gray wood look to them and they caught my eye.

create a decorative fall buffet tray from a plastic charger plate

I used my Silhouette to create a circle of text to fit around the edge of the plate. If you don't know how to create text on a circle in the Silhouette Design studio I created a very short You Tube video you can watch.


Transfer tape was my best friend for this project but even it was a little troublesome for the large design. I should have cut half then the other half. That would have been easier. But it still came out fine.


I cut some small, fall colored circles to add between the words to give it some color. These are the parts that can be changed out for different events and holidays.

create a decorative fall buffet tray from a plastic charger plate

I wanted the tray to be raised up so I cut three little feet/legs from two dollar store rolling pins.

create a decorative fall buffet tray from a plastic charger plate
create a decorative fall buffet tray from a plastic charger plate

I used my favorite black spray paint on them so they would match the bottom of the tray.


But I left the top of them unpainted so they would be easier to adhere to the plate.

create a decorative fall buffet tray from a plastic charger plate

I placed them on a triangle and used E6000 to glue them to the bottom.

create a decorative fall buffet tray from a plastic charger plate

This is how it turned out! What do you think?

create a decorative fall buffet tray from a plastic charger plate
create a decorative fall buffet tray from a plastic charger plate
create a decorative fall buffet tray from a plastic charger plate

I love it and I can't wait to use it this season.


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3 questions
  • Judy
    on Sep 24, 2019

    Why did you cut up a rolling pin? Wouldn’t a large dowel work just as well?

    • Jeanne Martin
      on Sep 28, 2019

      And the rolling pins are only one dollar at the Dollar Tree (everything is one dollar at the Dollar Tree)! Much cheaper than a really large dowel.

  • Donna Milito Grazioli
    on Sep 24, 2019

    Love this! Where did you get the lettering ?

  • Bubbles
    on Sep 24, 2019

    Cute! I wonder if you could use 3 or 4 wine corks ?

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