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Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, freelance photographer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas and photos have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine, Celebrate Magazine, All You Magazine, Elle Decor and MarthaStewart.com. She also regularly creates content for brands such as PBS Parents, HGTV, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Pillsbury, PayPal, Mars, Hellmann's, Cultura France and Danone to name a few. 

DIY Marble & Copper Foil Chargers


DIY Marble & Copper Foil Chargers - BirdsParty.com

If you follow on Instagram or Snapchat (BirdsParty), you'd have seen sneak peeks of my home office makeover, which includes some DIY projects using marble contact paper. And copper tape. And marble contact paper with copper tape.

Yes, marble contact paper, along with copper tape; are two of my current obsessions when it comes to DIY party decor. 

And these plate chargers are some of the (many) fruits of that obsession. You're welcome ;)

DIY Marble & Copper Foil Chargers - BirdsParty.com

I love when a craft project takes minimum effort but provides maximum wow factor.

It's the case of these pretty chargers, which I'm planing to use for many a tablescape 'round here!

Wouldn't they be perfect for a mother's day table? 
Simple and quick to make, inexpensive and super adorable as a DIY gift too.

DIY Marble & Copper Foil Chargers - BirdsParty.com

I also re-cycled some white foam boards that I found in my studio spring cleaning marathon. Also shared on Snapchat BTW, in case you're still wondering if you should follow along ;)

Anyways, here's how to make your marble and copper chargers!

DIY Marble & Copper Chargers

Materials:

* marble contact paper
* copper tape (as seen here)
* scissors
* white foam boards (mine were 5 mm or 4/16 inch)
* pencil
* craft knife and cutting mat

DIY Marble & Copper Foil Chargers - BirdsParty.com

Instructions:

1) Use a charger or plate you already have as a template. Trace around the foam board and cut with a craft knife. Trim and neaten edges if needed with scissors. 

Don't sweat it not being perfectly smooth - it will add to the charm of the chargers and give them a more realistic "chipped marble look" ;)

2) Apply the copper tape to the edges of the foam board.

3) Fold the tape edges toward the top or bottom of the shapes as shown.

3) Using your circular template from step 1 above, measure and cut a circle out of contact paper. Apply the contact paper to the top of each foam board. Smooth with a soft cloth and push out any air bubbles. 

TIP: If you still find a couple of air bubbles at the end, then simply prick them with a tiny needle.

DIY Marble & Copper Foil Chargers - BirdsParty.com

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17 comments:

  1. This looks absolutely gorgeous! It's amazing that this is a DIY - had I not just read the tutorial, I probably wouldn't have guessed. I'd love to try this out now!

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    1. Hi Jordan, I'm totally hooked and totally recommend it ;)

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  2. This little project is awesome, and looks so pretty!

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  3. What a clever and fun craft! Thank you for sharing it on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! :)

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  4. This is so clever! I love it! Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!

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    1. Thank YOU for stopping by!

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    2. I featured your post on my blog this week! Love this idea, going to buy some marble contact paper tomorrow!

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  5. These are so cute! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

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  6. Clever! Visiting from A Stroll Thru Life...congrats on the feature!
    Rita C at Panoply

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  7. Gorgeous! I'm popping over from Make It Pretty Monday at Dedicated House!! I pinned and tweeted your project! Late this summer I am hosting a baby shower and these chargers would be perfect...I can't wait to get started! Love your blog!! Christine at Must Love Home PS - I would love for your to share with our readers at the Wonderful Wednesday Link Party at mustlovehome.com!! Starts Tuesdays at 4PM:)

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  8. These are so fabulous! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2016/05/make-pretty-monday-week-175.html Hope to see you again at the party! Have a happy week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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