INSIDE: Metal plate charger turned DIY chalkboard sign to welcome guests. Use as a holiday door hanger or as Christmas home decor.
Have you ever found your spouse on a sudden and manic clean-out-the-garage mission? The kind of serious business where the garage belongings are now sitting pretty on the driveway, your secret stashes and clutter exposed for the entire neighborhood to enjoy? As he emerges from the swirls of garage dust, I’m greeted with a no-messing-around, “Why are we holding onto this thing?”
This thing refers to a metal plate charger. An inherited item from a late aunt. It’s always hard to get rid of items that belonged to a beloved family member, which is why this plate charger was buried in a pile of I-don’t-know-what-to-do-with-this-but-I-can’t-get-rid-of-it.
With this plate charger now thrust in my hands, I set about giving this garage “trash” a treasured new life…
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How to Make a Chalkboard Christmas Sign from Plate Charger
Ironically, this is the second “treasure” from this beloved aunt that I have re-purposed. Learn how I turned an old, scratched up brownie pan into a wall frame.
Vintage-Inspired Fabric Flowers
– Holiday-inspired fabric scraps (or use fabric fat quarters)
– Craft scissors + straight pins
– Black sewing thread
– Sewing machine (Don’t have a machine? Here’s a basic machine to get you started)
– Hot glue gun
– Optional: Wall hook + heavy duty glue (I really like to use this brand of glue)
How to Turn Plate Charger Into Christmas Chalkboard Sign
Give the plate (several) coats of chalkboard paint. Let dry in between layers.
While the paint dries, create a basic flower petal template. Double up the fabric, pin the template to the fabric and cut.
Essentially, you should have 10 individual flower petals, or FIVE pairs.
If desired, sew the petals together. I used black thread to an eye-popping contrast against the fabric.
I sewed two very casual outlines of each individual petal. Repeat this for the individual petals.
Arrange the five petals to form a flower shape. Use the hot glue gun to secure the petals together.
To form the middle of the flower, follow this easy DIY rolled fabric flower tutorial.
how to make a christmas door hanger
Arrange and glue the fabric flowers to the holiday chalkboard plate charger.
Add a festive “Merry Welcome” message to the middle of the plate.
Hang with a ribbon (by gluing a wall hook to the back of the plate charger) or display on a picture easel.
Other Holiday Ideas You May Like:
- Free printable note from Santa for a pre-Christmas toy clean out
- Easy sew modern Christmas envelope pillow cover
- Outdoor holiday garland using foam shapes and spray paint
- Dollar Store 5-minute Christmas cookie plate
- Turn a Christmas gift bag into a “Gone Shopping” door hanger