INSIDE: DIY chalkboard plate charger door wreath with fabric scrap flowers. Repurpose metal plate charger into chalkboard message sign.
There’s nothing I like more than taking Item A and transforming it into Item B. That’s how I felt about a metal plate charger, inherited from a relative’s house sale, that spent much of its new life sitting in our garage gathering dust.
As often happens for us, once we can no longer squeeze two cars into the garage, we find ourselves doing a weekend purge. And that is how this dusty plate charger was discovered!
With a can of chalkboard paint and a pile of fabric scraps, here’s how I turned a formerly silver plate charger into a writable front door wreath…
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How to Make Chalkboard Flower Sign from Plate Charger
– Decorative metal plate charger (here’s something similar to what I used)
– Chalkboard paint + brush (did you know there’s chalkboard spray paint?)
– Piece of kids chalk (or check out these very cool chalk pens)
– Fabric scraps (or use fabric fat quarters)
– Variety of sized circle templates
– Sewing thread
– Sewing machine
– Hot glue gun
– Optional: Wall hook + heavy duty glue (I really like to use this brand of glue)
make a chalkboard sign from metal plate charger
Give the plate (several) coats of chalkboard paint. Let dry in between layers.
how to make diy fabric flowers from scraps
Gather your variety of fabric bits and pieces. (This project is only a small dent in my leaning tower of fabric – yikes!!)
While at it, go around the house and gather various sized circles to use as templates.
Trace a variety a circles onto each piece of fabric. I made a total of 5 circles, from large to small.
Layer the circles on top of one another. Sew together in big (sloppy? carefree? looping?) circles.
Heat up the hot glue gun and secure the various fabric scrap flowers onto the chalkboard plate charger in the layout you like best.
make a spring door hanger with diy fabric flowers
Riffle through your kids stash of crayons, uncapped markers and bits of sidewalk chalk in order to write a fun little message on the chalkboard plate charge.
Glue a wall hook onto the back of the plate charger. Once dry, attach a ribbon through the hook to hang on the door or include as part of a gallery wall display.
Other Wreath Projects You May Enjoy:
- “Merry Welcome” chalkboard plate charger sign
- Use mini flower pots for stunning spring door wreath
- Paint puzzle pieces for a glittery snowflake puzzle wreath
- Re-purpose an old sweater into a cozy winter wreath
- Turn denim jean scraps into a nautical summertime wreath