Post # 1
I was thinking about doing chargers but cant find any that I like. I am pretty crafty when it comes to the arts so I was thinking of making some clay ones with a glaze in our color or maybe doing glass ones. I have access to do both at friends studios so I just have to pay for the materials. Would you personally like this as a favor? Would you use it again?
Post # 3
I would feel bad for you doing so much work and seeing them left on the tables, or being thrown out or donated after I got it home. What would I do with one charger plate other than use it as a fruit or serving plate ? I don’t need any more of those and your colors are unlikely to go with my dishes.
Post # 4
@minted: So if it was just me as your guest I’d take home one charger to use at my one person dinner party some day in the future? Honestly, for me, i probably wouldn’t take it home since I’d have little use for it.
I love the crafty idea but a plate charger is too large to keep on your dresser for jewelry and probably too large to put even a big candle on it too. I think most people would need more than 1 or 2 if they were to be used as chargers.
Post # 5
@julies1949: we dont have too many guests, should be about 45 or so. If any are left we are thinking about using them for a mosaic in the guest bathroom in our house or backsplash for the bar area.
Post # 6
I would only consider using them as chargers if I had multiple ones. What are you going to do with one charger? And then I’d have to like them to use them as well, so I guess it depends on what they look like. But since you can’t please everyone with one color I feel that many wouldn’t use them.
A lot of people leave favors or end up tossing them. It would suck to put all that time into it for people to end up not using. You’re better off finding something else IMO.
Would you do different colors and let people choose if they wanted to pick one up? If you have another use for ones that are left I guess it could be ok.
Post # 7
I’d want a minimum of 4 for a set (so even if DH and I both attended, it wouldn’t) work. I also am skeptical that what you make is the same as what I would choose and want and would go with the rest of my dining set. So I’d take it to not make you feel bad but then get rid of it later. It’s too much work for you if people do that so please consider something else!
Post # 8
This sounds like more work on your part than it’s worth, OP. When it comes to favors, I’m all for keeping them cheap and edible. That makes them easy for your guests to transport, and it’s not a huge waste if there are favors left over.
Post # 9
@kes18: everyone invited is bringing their spouse or significant other so the couple should go home with two of them. We dont care if they get left we have ideas to use up the extras and also dont care if they use if for candles, fruit or a catch all spot in their homes.
Post # 10
@minted: It depends. A well thrown, large clay charger I would probably use as a serving/cheese platter, however, something slab or hand built would be too irregular for me to use/store.
Post # 11
@housebee: They would be nice chargers, I have done them before and was even a sculpture minor in college so I have the technique down.
Post # 12
I would either leave it there, or it would quickly find it’s way into the pile of things I need to get rid of.
I would feel bad since you put so much work into them, but I would feel even worse throwing it out/giving it away.