These easy Silk Flower Wedding Reception plate chargers are a great project to make for your wedding reception. They will help add color and elegance to any dinner table at your wedding reception. Be sure to make these simple plate chargers in silk flowers that tie into your wedding flower theme.
You can make these Silk Flower Wedding Reception plate chargers in less than an hour. You should expect to pay about $8 per charger.
To Make These Silk Flower Wedding Reception Plate Charger You Will need:
Foam Core board
Fabric Paint (optional)
Hot Glue or Tacky Glue
So the first step is to cut out your Silk Flower Wedding Reception charger shapes. I like to grab one of my dinner plates I know will be used at the wedding reception and trace it. Be sure to add on about three inches to the circle though so your wedding guests can see the Silk Flower Wedding Reception charger sitting under your 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 Silk Flower Wedding Reception, 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 the same size of Silk Flower Wedding Reception on this homemade poker themed charger. This will help your wedding guest’s dinner plate to set evenly on the table.
Now, simply pop of the bud or the bloom from the stem. This usually will pop right off, but if not then use some wire snips and cut it off. Be sure to leave the plastic shape on that hold the flower petals together.
Now, start in the middle. Squeeze out a glob of hot glue on the middle of your charger. Press on a Silk Flower Wedding Reception into the glue. Now, use this as you 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 Silk Flower Wedding Reception plate charger.
You could also create lines of color running across the Silk Flower Wedding Reception charger.
Now, color is just as important as the design. You can use one color and have 1 Silk Flower Wedding Reception in the whole charger be red. That would be a great contemporary look.
For a fun whimsical look try using every color Silk Flower Wedding Reception you can find. Just be sure they are similar in size.
All white or all blue Silk Flower Wedding Reception on the charger would also be great!
Now, you want to cover the edge of your Silk Flower Wedding Reception charger, so find some 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 this Silk Flower Wedding Reception plate chargers dry overnight before you use them.
Tip: Add more color with some fabric paint. You can lightly brush it on the tips of the silk flower petals to add a little glimmer to your wedding reception tables.