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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Charger turned Menorah Platter

I know I promised you Eight Projects for Chanukah, but can I help it if I took a long-deserved break and went to Las Vegas with my BFF?!!  It was so very needed. 



We had a great time just hanging out together with all the eye candy there is to see.  At one point, while on the phone with my daughter (a Las Vegas expert after three visits), we saw flames and smoke coming out of a....well we didn't know what it was until my daughter plainly said to me, "Mom, it's a volcano [duh]!"  Well, of course it was -- an hourly attraction at the Mirage.

Anyway, that's my excuse for only being on Project #3.  However, with only 11 days until Chanukah (eeek!!), I'll just work a little faster...

This project is a Menorah Platter made from a plain charger. 
It's great to place your menorah on,
and the platter will catch all that candle wax
while saving your nice maple furniture. 

Chanukah projects and decor
You'll see this one matches Project #2, the Menorah Candle holder. 

Start with a silver charger. This one has a beaded border.
 (bought a set of six at Bed, Bath & Beyond for less than $10)


You only need a few materials: decorative paper,
iridescent alphabet stickers, flourish stickers and silver or blue rhinestones. 


Cut a circle 8-1/4" in diameter. 
Using Mod Podge, adhere the paper to the center of the charger.  Let dry.


This paper is very light blue
with the words to the song "I have a little dreidel" written on it.


Next, decide what words or phrase you want on your platter.
In the earlier photo, I used "Happy Chanukah".
This one reads,
"Harmony, Love, FAMILY."

Add the other stickers and rhinestones. 
Then apply Mod Podge over the entire charger.
Don't worry -- it will dry clear!


Here is the completed Menorah Platter, using my first example.

You'll have to trust me on the Harmony--Love--Family platter. 
It dried beautifully. 
Just didn't get a photo of it before my camera battery went kaput. 
Linking to these fabulous parties:




6 comments:

  1. Very nice! I definitely need to come up with something to catch the wax from my new menorah. It's really wide so I need to find a plate that would fit the whole thing. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Hi Doreen, I love the way you transformed the ordinary charger into an extraordinary Chanukkah decoration. Beautiful!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and talent on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17

    Just a reminder that if you leave a comment on the post before 5:00 Eastern Time today, you'll be eligible for the drawing for the $25 Hodgson Mill gift card.

    Warmest wishes,
    Jenn

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  3. That looks so cool and easy to make. Love it!

    Following your lovely blog. I am also inviting you to join Autumn Blog Hop 2011 at Momma's Lounge ( http://olahmomma.com/momlounge ) where you meet more mom bloggers; shout away; add your giveaways and/or blog and business links; and get featured by sharing your crafts, recipes and interesting musings.

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  4. Oh your Plate is LOVELY... I am so glad that you stopped in and linked up at http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-party1/ I hope to see you again next week!!

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  5. Doreen, this is such a wonderful project and I'm happy to say that it's being featured on today's "A Little Birdie Told Me..."!

    Jenn

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