You see them all the time at fancy weddings and just love the way they seem to bring the table decor into unison throughout the entire event space. The stunning gold or silver chargers placed beneath each plate. You think to yourself, how much money this must have cost? Well, yes you are correct, the average chargers are between at least $1 up to $6 a piece, multiply that by 200 guests and you have yourself a pretty hefty number just for plates that aren’t even used for actual food to be placed upon theme and merely a decoration to spruce up the decor and add a touch of elegance and class.


Now, what if I were to tell you that you too could have gorgeous chargers at a fraction of the cost and your guests will absolutely love your creativity? Do you know anyone with a huge stack of vinyl records from the 70’s just collecting dust, up in the attic without any good use for them? Why not turn them into plate chargers? Grab yourself a couple of cans of spray paint to match your colour scheme and give those records a makeover!


What You Need

  • Vinyl Records (one for each place setting)
  • Spray Paint
  • Round Printable Stickers (Optional)


  1. Gather all your supplies in a well ventilated area
  2. Spray one side of each record and allow to dry
  3. Flip over and spray the reverse, allow to dry
  4. Give a second coat if necessary
  5. Create a monogram or some type of photo for the center of the record to cover the hole
  6. Print your monogram onto your round stickers
  7. Place sticker over hole on each record


These beautiful chargers will give the illusion of luxury meanwhile will be easy on the bank account. Have fun with your designs and create Kate Spade striped chargers or even mix and match your coilours. Where to buy records these days you might ask? Try checking out places such as Kijiji, Facebook Buy and Sell Groups, the good old garage sale, thrift shops and definitely ask your friends and family if they have any stashed away, you would be surprised how many people still do even though the turntable to play the albums is now a thing of the past.