These easy Vintage Marble plate chargers are the perfect addition to a vintage themed dinner table. The Vintage Marble plate chargers can help create a whimsical and fun vintage game themed table setting for your dinner guests to admire.
You can make these Fun Vintage Marble plate chargers in less than an hour. You should expect to pay about $8 per charger.
To Make These Vintage Marble Plate Chargers You will need:
Foam Core board
Vintage Marbles (lots)
Spray Paint (optional)
Hot Glue or Tacky Glue
So the first step is to cut out your Vintage Marble plate charger shapes. I like to grab one of my dinner plates and trace it. Be sure to add on about three inches to the circle though so you can see the Vintage Marble plate charger sitting under you plate.
Now, you can cut foam core board with scissors or an exacto knife.
You can buy foam core board in a variety of colors at almost any arts and craft store. If you want though, you can also spray paint it with any color paint you want. Just let this dry before you move on the next step.
Your foam core board will show beneath of your Vintage Marbles, so color is something to keep in mind.
You can’t decoupage foam core board because it will curl up and warp as the decoupage glue dries.
Tip: Use all different colored Vintage Marbles on this homemade vintage themed charger. This will help your plate to set evenly on the table.
Now, start in the middle. Squeeze out a glob of hot glue on the middle of your charger. Press on a Vintage Marbles into the glue. Now, use this as your guide. I like to work out towards the edge in a spiral pattern.
You could also work in perfect circles very an over until you reach the edge of the Vintage Marble plate charger.
You could also create lines of color running across the Vintage Marble plate charger.
Now, color is just as important as the design. You can use one color and have Vintage Marble in the whole charger be red. That would be a great unique look.
For a fun whimsical look try using every color Vintage Marble you can find.
All white or all blue Vintage Marble on the charger would also be great!
Now, you want to cover the edge of your Vintage Marble charger, so find some vintage rope ribbon. Run a short bead of glue on the edge. Press your braided ribbon into the edge of the plate charger. Small details are very important to make a professional and finished looking project.
Now, you need to let these Vintage Marble plate chargers dry overnight before you use them.
If you want to you can spray on a coat of clear acrylic spray paint to the entire Vintage Marble charger. This will make them water proof and easy to clean.
Tip: If you want you can buy some premade wooden plate chargers that have not been finished. You can stain them in any color you want. Once the wood stain has dried start gluing on the Vintage Marble with epoxy glue. Let this dry. Add the clear coats to protect the Vintage Marble!