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Crepe Paper Charger

Embellish your next gathering around the table with crepe paper chargers. This easy and quick project gives a fantastic amount of texture to your existing china. Spruce up your everyday plates, have a dinner night with the girls or celebrate that special someone. Whatever the occasion, each day is worth celebrating! Why not add a little bit of flare?

Adding the perfect touch

There is nothing that shouts “I love you” more than things made with your own town hands. The time and effort that you have taken to show the ones you care will not go unnoticed with this project. By adding ruffles around your dishware, you are adding fun and even romance to your next get together. Using minimal supplies and just five minutes per setting, this DIY is sure to have your guests talking.

What you will need:

Crepe Paper

Cake Rounds (cardboard rounds)

Hot Glue/Gun

Scissors

Charger plate DIYCrepe Paper is thin, you can cut through multiple layers at a time. We are cutting approximately 2 inch sections.

Crepe PaperUnravel your crepe and while using your thumbs and index fingers, gently stretch the crepe. Continue this every couple of inches.

Crepe paper craftOnce you have stretched all of the sections of your crepe, your pile should look like this.

crepe paper rufflesTake your cake round (round cardboard) and start hot gluing toward the outer rim.

Cake round DIYPress your crepe onto the glue and hold for 1/2 a second. Fold back your crepe onto itself and continue to glue and pleat. Continue this all the way around the cardboard.

Crepep paper charger plateOnce the entire outer rim is complete, simply continue your glue right inside the first ruffle. The Crepe will over lap (this is what you want). Proceed with the pleating method, and glue, all the way around to where you started.

charger plates with rufflesTrim off the excess and using your index finger and thumb, separate the crepe to enhance the ruffle/textured look.

Textured ruffle platesYou can add as many layer as you would like to achieve your perfect look for enhancing your next dinner party or event. Whatever the reason, be sure to have fun and create something beautiful!

Crepe Paper Charger Plate

Print out this step by step DIY below

Crepe Paper Charger Plates

Print Recipe
Makes: 1-6 Crafting Time: 5-10 Minutes Per

Ingredients

  • 1. Crepe Paper (I recommend the larger rolls that come in sheets)
  • 2. Hot Glue Gun/Glue
  • 3. Cake Rounds (Cardboard rounds)
  • 4. Scissors

Instructions

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1. Start by cutting through multiple layers of crepe paper at a time. Cutting approximately 2 inch sections at a time.

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2. Unravel your crepe and while using your thumbs and index fingers, gently stretch the crepe. Continue this every couple of inches.

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3. Take your cake round (round cardboard) and start hot gluing toward the outer rim. Go about 3 inches at a time.

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4. Press your crepe onto the glue and hold for 1/2 a second. Fold back your crepe onto itself and continue to glue and pleat. Continue this all the way around the cardboard.

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5. Once the entire outer rim is complete, simply continue your glue right inside the first ruffle. The Crepe will over lap (this is what you want). Proceed with the pleating method, and glue, all the way around to where you started.

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6. Trim off the excess and using your index finger and thumb, separate the crepe to enhance the ruffle/textured look.

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