DIY Dollar Tree Chargers

I’m continually on the hunt for chargers, but I find them mostly more expensive than their worth (to me, anyway).  Do you agree that they’re oftentimes overpriced?

And, when considering storage, do we even have room  for chargers in our cabinets?  My goal when adding to the current oversupply of things,  is to only add items of versatility.

Did you notice these chargers in Chirping Into Spring – last week’s tablescape?

New DIY Dollar Tree Chargers

I recently noticed plastic serving platters at Dollar Tree.  My ASCP wheels were turning!  The question was color.  Light blue?  White?


White won the toss.  Nothing is more versatile than white, right?

One coat of Pure White on the under side wasn’t quite enough.

One Coat of ASCP

The second covered everything well, though.  The grid indentations are only underneath, not the front.

Two Coats of ASCP

The front side is smooth, which is good.

Front Side Smooth

Plates scraping against them won’t scratch off the paint.

Dollar Tree DIY Decor

Speaking of versatility, I have another project to share.

As you know, since January, I’ve painted several things.  I haven’t shared these ceramic platforms specifically, but you’ve seen them in many posts.  I used them for a long while in their natural crackled finish.

Antique Store Platforms

I found them while antique browsing with PAM and HBD – well, they were browsing.  I was spending.  (Shh…HH doesn’t have to know.)

I’m enjoying the chalky look of no wax.

Platforms with ASCP

To refresh your memory, here are a few of the platform pictures you’ve seen in posts.  The most recent was Chirping Into Spring I mentioned earlier.

Center Bird Collection

They made a good stacked backdrop for My Friend G’s Strawberry Muffins.  I like the platforms best when stacked.

Strawberry Muffin's Inside View

They’re often on the table beneath the newly revised and painted French Country Plate Shelf.

Roosters and Chickens

There were more, but you get the idea.  You’ll see them plenty in the future, too.

I have two more painting projects on my to-do list this week.  But first, some sewing projects!  Do creative ideas keep you in a spin, too?

Don’t you love the versatility of white?

125 px Signature

I’m sharing today at Metamorphosis Monday.  Join us, y’all!


  1. Sheryll & Critters. says

    Both of these turned out great with white paint. I love the idea of painting the bottoms of those serving plates to make them look expensive. Every year I drool over the Christmas color chargers in Dollar Tree and so far, every year I have not had even the few dollars for those. This will be my year for those……. and like you, I need to decide on whether to choose red, gold, or green.

    • says

      Thanks, Sheryll. Yes, if I’d painted the front side, the detail of the grooves wouldn’t show. This was the easiest project ever! As for the Christmas chargers, I guess it depends on the colors in your dishes. All three colors you listed are very versatile – throughout the year.

  2. Lyn says

    Kim, can you come to my house and decorate for me…..I love your ideas! I am not a home decorator, more of crafter with scrapbooking etc. And those muffins look yummy! I will have to try those.

    • says

      Awe, Lyn, you’re so sweet! Sometimes I think creativity can be a sickness. I’m awful at scrap-booking, so it’d be great if we could help each other with both! 🙂 Wouldn’t that be so much more fun?

  3. says

    Aren’t you smart! Those plastic chargers look like glass now too! Smart to only paint the underneath. I like that the little design on them now shows up more. You are right at storage of all these extra things like chargers. You have to find things that are versatile. I also like how the little platforms turned out. Those are indispensable decorating tools arent they!
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    • says

      Thank you, Debi. I hope you like the muffins, which are good with blueberries or chocolate chips, as well. Made HH the choc. chip ones the other day. The way to a man’s heart is through baking! 🙂

  4. Sheryll & Critters. says

    I am back to copy the muffin recipe, but I have decided I prefer your white painted serving plates to the gold, red or green offered at Christmas time. I am on a mission now.

    I do weird stuff with muffins, like using pineapple and or just green food coloring for St. Patty’s Day. It does make your mouth green though……. so be warned. lol

    I am so taken with your white chargers….. really nice.