(Closed) Diy chargers with paint???

posted 11 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Should I spend $ on plastic chargers and spray paint and try it?

    Go ahead and try it

    YES I've done that and it looks AWESOME

    No way it looks tacky

    I was too scared so I paid 2-4$ a plate

  • Post # 17
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery

    @camrie: I understand that much, but I have on occasion seen people using them as serving type plates/platters.  Def not a problem with toxicity if they are just being used for the decorative element, but figured it was worth mentioning just in case. 

    Post # 18
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Hey all – i get that we don’t eat off chargers. The majority of chargers in the wedding world are plastic because they are inexpensive. In the history of tableware and porcelain – chargers or meant not only as additional ornament but to save the linens from getting wrecked and from   tables getting damaged from hot plates.

    Spraypainting seems crafty & bad for the environment in my opinion.  But this is just my opinion. There are lots of ways to decorate the reception tables without promoting plastic or spraypaint. Just my opinion – it’s your special day and do what you want. Visualize after the wedding that these will either go on ebay, to goodwill, or in the landfill.

    Post # 20
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    You also may want to really budget out this project.  By the time you buy the chargers, the special spray paint made for plastic ($3-4 per can), and a clear coat for a glossy finish PLUS all your time and effort it really may just be easier to rent them.  

    Post # 21
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m not a fan of chargers either. I tihnk they’re pretentious. And at 1.00$ a piece make the yourself girl!

    Post # 22
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @sfchick:I agree. They’re a bit pretentious but I guess you need them in certain situations to save money.

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