Remember the green chargers I found on clearance at Michael’s during our beach trip in August? You saw them for the first time in my Summer to Fall Table of Transition post. I saved a few to use in their state of green-ness, but I pulled six from the group and gave them a whole new look.
Early this month, the place setting for my Swiss on Corn Chowder had the new burlap charger included. I cropped it out for the corn chowder post. Sneaky, sneaky! Anything to avoid spoiling the surprise. 🙂
I love using these chargers! They’re rough and rugged, aged with smudgy splotches of dark wax.
And…they were simple as pie!
I started by making my own Mod Podge-like substance out of equal parts of school glue and water. I actually like it better than Mod Podge.
Cut squares of burlap a little larger than the chargers,
Step Two: Attach burlap to charger.
Slather Mod Podge or the home-made stuff on a charger.
Quickly place a burlap square on top. Paint the Mod Podge mixture completely over the surface of the burlap on the charger.
Press the fabric into the curve of the plate as you brush on the glue mixture. You want a nice bond with no air spaces underneath.
I worked on my chargers out on the patio when the weather was pretty. The new chargers dried quickly outside.
Step Three: Trim burlap.
With fabric scissors, trim around the edge of each charger.
Step 4: Apply glue one final time.
Paint with glue mixture again around the very edge for really good adhesion and allow to dry thoroughly.
If you want to leave your chargers in the natural burlap state, no further steps are needed.
I wanted an aged look. I gently and lightly swiped a dark-wax-loaded brush in random strokes over the chargers.
Oh! So! Lightly! Then rub, rub and blend, blend. Yes, that’s right. No clear wax required first. Just dark wax with a very light touch. Voila!
Aren’t they cool?
Would you prefer your burlap chargers in their natural color? Or, do you like burlap with an aged look, like I do?
I’m sharing this DIY at Metamorphosis Monday.