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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  1. says

    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

  2. says

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

  3. says

    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