Turn a melamine charging plate into a cute door hanging wreath for spring.
I was walking around Michael’s the other day and fell head over heels in love with this charger in the Easter section. The brightly colored blanket is just so cute! Right then and there I decided to turn it into a door hanger so I would have an excuse to buy it. LOL.
I’ve made a charging plate for a door hanger before and it turned out great. You can see the drop loader plate wreath here. This is a fun and easy craft project that pretty much anyone can do. I have some tips to help you along the way, so follow the instructions and don’t miss the video tutorial at the end of the post.
Let me show you how to make your very own spring charger plate that hangs up.
Instructions for use
Be sure to watch the video at the end of this post if you have any questions about how to make this craft.
Step 1- Cut a piece of scrapbook paper just slightly larger than the triangle. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the wood, then press the scrapbook paper into place, smoothing out any air bubbles.
Step 2- Use sandpaper to sand away any excess paper hanging from the edges of the wood. This works best if you iron the sandpaper from front to back so the paper doesn’t lift. This is the trick to getting perfect edges every time you attach paper to wood. Grinding gives you perfect edges!
Step 3- Apply a top coat of Mod Podge to the paper to help it hold up against the elements outside.
Step 4- Make an alternation of spring flower stems and use floral wire to hold them together in the middle.
Step 5- Attach the end of a ribbon to the charger plate. Glue the center of the swag to the ribbon, then fold the ribbon back over the flowers and glue them in place. This will be the noose. Glue a decorative bow over the bottom of the ribbon loop to hide the seams and for extra cuteness.
Step 6- Remove the wire from the decorative wooden plug. Once the Mod Podge is dry on your rectangle, glue the boots to the rectangle, then glue the rectangle to the charging plate.
ONE NOTE ON GLUE: I used hot glue for this project, but if your board will be in a warm, sunny area, it can sometimes cause the hot glue to melt and your project will be unglued. If that is a possible problem for you, I recommend using the E-6000 glue instead. I have no hopes for it to be that warm on my doorstep this spring… it’s far too cold here for that! Waaaaaaaaaa… I’m the one crying. I miss warm sunshine.
Once the glue is dry, the charger plate wreath is ready to hang on your front door this spring!
Spring loader Plate Door hanger Video guide
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