DIY Painted Sparrow Chargers for a Spring Table

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Here’s another dollar store Spring decor project! You know those plastic gold chargers Dollar Tree sells? I gave them a makeover for Spring!

When I was planning for my Spring table this time, I wanted to change things up a little. I usually just do white plates and concentrate on the

centerpiece. Here is the Yellow and Green Spring Tablescape I used these chargers in.

But then I thought...

Let’s play with the plates this time!

I was in the dollar store and saw their gold chargers and clear plates. And I had a vision of painting the chargers with a design that could be seen through the clear plate.

Yep, those plastic gold chargers.

So I headed over to the craft aisle to look for a stencil or transfer design. They usually have something cute.

This time nothing jumped out at me that I wanted to use for this project. That was disappointing because I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on this project.

Thankfully, Hobby Lobby came to the rescue with this super cute sparrow stencil for only $1.99!

Here's Everything I Used:

  • Gold chargers (from Dollar Tree)
  • White chalk paint (from Walmart)
  • Sparrow stencil (from Hobby Lobby)
  • Paint brushes
  • Green acrylic craft paint

Here's How I did it:

First, I gave the chargers two coats of chalk paint.

To get the paint all around the decorative edge of the charger, I

brushed from the edge toward the middle.

That dried quickly. Then I placed the stencil in the center of the charger. I eyeballed its placement. 

I used this pretty Spring green acrylic craft paint that I already had to paint the stencil, but any color that speaks to you can be used.

I used just a small amount of paint on the brush, almost a dry

brush. If the brush has too much paint on it, the paint will run under the stencil and ruin the design.

I held the stencil down with one hand and lightly pounced the paint into the stencil.

Since it was such a light coat of green paint, I went back over it with a second light coat right away without moving the stencil.

Then I carefully pulled up the stencil.

If there was wet paint on either side of the stencil after that, I wiped

it off before moving to the next charger to avoid any smears.

If there were any little smears or smudges of green, I just touched it up

with a little bit of the white chalk paint.

After all of the paint was dry, which didn’t take long at all, I gave each charger two coats of matte clear finish spray.

The chargers look so cute topped with a clear plate! I was really happy

with how they turned out. Now my wheels are turning for what colors and designs to paint on chargers next for every season! I have so many ideas!

What design would you paint on dollar store chargers? Let me know what your ideas are in the comments!

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