Can you hear what I hear??? I just got back from a wonderful, yet exhausting week in Disney World with my family. Now that I am back home I am being taunted by the Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock of the Christmas clock, reminding me that I only have a couple of days left to finish my shopping and preparations for the big day! Although I am scurrying around like mad woman, I wanted to stop in for a few moments to share with you how I created those beautiful Faux Mercury Glass Charger Plates from my last post An Elegant Christmas Tablescape .
It’s no secret that I am a HUGE fan of mercury glass, especially during the holidays. When I found out there was a way to recreate the look yourself I just had to create some large charger plates to compliment my Christmas tablescape. I needed to find large plates that were large enough to hold an average sized dinner plate with room to spare.
So the search began. I ran to Dollar Tree and was disappointed when they only had small textured dinner plates in stock. I knew I needed at least a 13″ clear glass plate to get the look I wanted. I turned to the internet and did not have much luck. Either they were very expensive or sold in sets of 6. I needed eight! I was about ready to give up when I wandered into my local Walmart to scan their selection of clear dinnerware. That’s when I noticed at the end of the aisle a stack of 13″ Glass Serving Platters at $4.48 a piece!
You can also buy a set of six platters at Amazon.com for $39.99.
In a few easy steps I transformed these plain old, clear glass platters into beautiful Mercury Glass Inspired Chargers that look lovely on my table. You can actually see yourself in these babies! This mirror glass paint is awesome!
They are so beautiful I think I am going to display them all year!
Learn How To Create Your Own DIY Mercury Glass Charger Plates.
If you love this look and want to try recreating the look of mercury glass for your own home you can download my tutorial DIY Mercury Glass Charger Plates HERE.
Now I better get back to my Christmas To-Do List. It’s nearly here!
Have a Wonderful Christmas!
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