Post # 1
I found these 14″ serving trays at Dollar Tree. I was wondering if spray painting the bottoms of them so the top stayed glossy would be ok? I don’t want them to seem ‘cheap’ (even though they are!) but chargers are EXPENSIVE!
Post # 3
Are you using them as chargers, because I’ve bought a few of those for our cocktail hour and they are quite large, too large to be used as chargers.
Honestly, they don’t really look or feel as cheap as the $1 they are, so we are leaving them as is.. although, we are considering turning them into tiered trays [probably using candle sticks].
Post # 4
@springbride23: Have you looked into renting chargers?
Post # 5
@jenilynevette: Oh yeah? Shoot. My local Dollar tree didn’t have them in stock for me to see in person. I read a usual charge is 13″ and these were 14″. Do you think that’s still too large?
Post # 6
@springbride23: I personally think they would be too large, maybe our plates are just on the small side?
The dollar tree actually did have charger plates for sale over christmas for $1 each… although they are out of stock now, maybe check craigslist to see if anyone is selling them?
Post # 7
@MissMay3003: Locally they run about $1.75-$2.25 per charger for rental. I may just need to skip ’em.
Post # 8
Your idea works great. I did the same thing for some serving pieces. I think 13″ is ok if your dinner plates are full size 10″. If they are smaller, keep looking for a smaller size making sure the inner ring does not show when your plate is placed on them. Painting the underside works very well as long as you protect them from getting scratched when you pack them. They still look glossy!
Post # 9
@springbride23: Have you checked AdHuntr? I don’t know how many you need or what color. These are ads from the Northeast. You can sell them again following the wedding.
100 champagne chargers for sale for $150:
200 silver chargers for $250