Create a Decorative Fall Buffet Tray From A Plastic Charger Plate

4 Materials
2 Hours

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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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