I don't know about you but sometimes, I just have to CRAFT!
I picked up these bright, plastic chargers at Old Time Pottery for $1 each. They would be a perfect base for some crafting. First, I wadded and then flattened some white tissue paper. I used Mod Podge to apply it over the gold.
After that dried, I glazed with some dark brown acrylic.
Then came the fun of decorating each one uniquely. I LOVE these papers by Jim Holtz...very vintage-y.
I used the cricut to add our monogram. Then I followed up with a couple of coats of polycrylic.
These turned out pretty good and they are much more interesting than our placemats were. They were not a big investment and I had so much fun making them. Only problem is that now my dishes don't quite measure up. This will likely increase the total cost of the project. (chuckle) We also discovered a side bonus...they hold paper plates nicely when we are being bums in front of the TV.
I am looking forward to more sewing and creating and decorating and entertaining in the new year.
How about you? Blessings to you and yours.