Fearless Friday, Holiday Chargers

 

 

Is your tradition spending Thanksgiving weekend decorating for Christmas?

 

 

 

 

We always get a real tree, but don’t put it up until closer to Christmas

In the meantime I enjoy decorating other parts of the house

Especially the table!

 

 

 

Today we are going to paint some holiday chargers,

inspired by one of my favorite decorations

This Sparkling Fruit Tree

 

 

 

 

I often use foil to practice on when I paint glass or a slick surface

because the paint will react in a similar way on foil

You can plan your design and get a feel for your strokes

 

 

 

 

I mixed red with a dash of purple for the red pears

When painting multiples of the same thing, I paint them assembly line style,

painting one color/shape on each

before changing colors and painting the next shape

 

 

 

 

Just 2 or 3 strokes indicate the pear shapes and forms berries

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next green pears and a few leaves near the berries

I load my brush with yellow and green and let the colors mix as I paint them for dimension

 

 

 

 

Gold berries painted with tones of yellow and ochre

and a darker mix for the pear stems

 

 

 

 

Green dots dance around the perimeter

 

 

 

 

 

And small gold dots for the final touch

 

 

 

 

I like to use a lazy susan for projects like this,

You can easily spin the piece you’re working on as you paint

 

 

 

 

A stroke of white with a small brush for highlights on the pears and berries

 

 

 

 

 

A simple project made with $2 chargers from Hobby Lobby and gloss enamel craft paint

 

 

 

 

These chargers will be part of my tablescape next week

for the Annual Celebrate & Decorate Christmas Tablescape Hop

 

 

 

 

HO HO HO, HOLIDAYS!

 

Be Fearless!

 

🎄 🎨 🎄

 

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Love Your Creativity    What’s for Dinner?

Between Naps on the Porch,  Make it Pretty Monday

Turn About Tuesday  Celebrate Your Story, You’re the Star

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck  Friday Features  Sweet Inspirations

Happiness is Homemade    Sunday’s Best Linkup

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18 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Holiday Chargers”
  1. Nancy says:

    What a great idea! Love your chargers and they bring so much more to your tablescape! Another fabulous inspirational post!

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  2. Jenna, I love your holiday chargers and can’t wait to see how you will use them for your tablescape next week! Happy decking the halls and Roll Tide!

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  3. Yes, I do spend Black Friday taking down autumn and turkeys, and putting up the red and green. Your chargers are so creative!

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  4. What a wonderful project. They look so festive, but the step-by-step shows how easily it can be accomplished. Thanks!!!

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  5. Those are awfully fun! I’ve seen the plain chargers at Dollar Tree and what a great idea to paint the edges for the season! Maybe if I get decorated, I can add it to my ‘to do’ list!

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  6. pattyanneart says:

    Looks like a fun holiday project! 🎄❤️

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  7. Sarah Anderson says:

    Jenna, your tables are always fun and festive. You make the painting process look easy. Thanks for sharing your ideas and talents.

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  8. Jill Kuhn says:

    Your chargers look like you bought them in a store! They look so pretty!! ❤️🎨👍

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