Vinyl Decorated Chargers {Mother’s Day Inspiration}

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I’ve been pondering ideas for how we might celebrate the day.  My Mom now lives a block away from us so I love to share some of the day with her and some of the day with my own little {or not so little} family.  Since my Mom will be invited over for at least one meal, I thought it would be fun to decorate our table with some very girly, very pink, very Mother’s Day-ish vinyl decorated chargers!
vinyl decorated chargers

To make these pretty chargers, you’ll need something for your base {you can use chargers or regular plates in any color}, vinyl, and clear plastic plates {I bought mine at the dollar store}.
vinyl decorated charger
Silhouette has a great deal right now on vinyl!  You can buy a Silhouette machine plus vinyl for the awesome deals shown below.  Or, if you already own the machine and just need vinyl, you can buy it for 25% off.  The price of premium vinyl has dropped from $14.99 to $9.99 so with another 25%, you’re getting a really great deal!  Simply click on this link and use code DUKES at checkout.
vinyl decorated charger
To make the vinyl chargers, I found a doily pattern in the online Silhouette store and downloaded it, then sized it to fit my plate and cut four.
vinyl decorated charger
The hardest part of this whole charger project is picking all those tiny pieces out of the doily pattern …

vinyl decorated charger
… but I have a trick.  This isn’t exactly technical but I use a pin to pick out tiny pieces of vinyl.  I poke it in and those little pieces pop right out.  Not a bad trick, huh?

vinyl decorated charger

With the pieces all picked out, you can really see how pretty the doily pattern is.

vinyl decorated charger
I used transfer paper to apply it to the plate …

vinyl decorated charger
… and covered it with a clear plastic plate.  {The food will be served on the clear plastic plate, protecting the vinyl below.}

vinyl decorated charger
This vinyl decorated charger makes a sweet and feminine place setting, perfect for a Mother’s Day lunch or brunch.  And when Mother’s Day is over, you can simply peel the vinyl off and have your original charger back.

vinyl decorated charger
Are you ready for Mother’s Day?  If not, we’ve got you covered.  This post is part of a Mother’s Day Blog Hop!
vinyl decorated charger
 Every day for the next week or so, a different blogger will be sharing a Mother’s Day post!

And it’ll all end on April 27th with an awesome giveaway being shared on every one of the blogs.  One winner will walk away with a $200 Visa gift card plus two beautiful jewelry prizes!  Don’t miss it!
vinyl decorated charger
Silhouette America provided me with the vinyl product seen in this post but I did not receive further compensation and all opinions are my own.


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Randi Dukes About Randi Dukes

I’m Randi, a wife and stay-at-home mom of five kids, ranging from preschool to high school. I love strong coffee, craft and DIY projects, my planner, my laptop, and my big ol’ family. When I’m not creating something for my blog, I can be found in the car, running kids from one place to another. I’m the one knitting at the red light.


  1. This is so pretty, Randi ~ I love the pattern and the color. Perfect for any Mom.

  2. This is such a sweet idea! Love it!

  3. I meant to tell you I’m following you on Pinterest :o) I stopped by from the Pin it Blog Hop!

  4. So cute, I can see oodles of options and themes for any occasion, thanks so much for sharing – pinning!

  5. Oh love this Randi! The pink is perfect!

  6. I am a TOTAL sucker for doilies and projects that involve my Silhouette! GREAT tutorial! Thank you SO much for linking up at THE Pin It Party today! Hope you will come back next week! XO, ellie @ creative geekery blog

  7. Very cute! I am thinking that my plates look decidedly boring! Thanks for linking up to THE Pin it Party – hope to see you back next week! <3 Kristin

  8. Oh this is so pretty and cute!!!

  9. These are so pretty, Randi, and I love the idea! Have a wonderful weekend! [email protected]

  10. I am a doily addict Randi! Great project. I love that you can us this plate for so many different celebrations. Your Mom will love this! xo

  11. Very cute!

  12. Beautiful, elegant, and easy too. Thanks Randi!


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