Glam Halloween Charger Plates From Dollar Store Platter

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I am hosting a Halloween Dinner Party tomorrow night and thought I would create a fun tablescape for my guests. Having hosted several Halloween parties over the years, I had plenty of things to set the mood. I had bought a few of these skull platters at Dollar Tree for a past party and saw that they still carried them this year. They are over-sized and meant to serve food on…the perfect size to be a dinner plate charger! Hope you like my Glam Halloween Charger Plates From Dollar Store Platter!

Here’s what you need…

Plastic platter from Dollar Tree

Mod Podge

Fine Glitter {mine was extra fine found at Michael’s}

Self adhesive rhinestones

Small paint brush

Using a paint brush…paint the area you want to glitter with Mod Podge – I left the eye sockets clear.

Over a paper plate, sprinkled the glitter generously on the painted skull and let them sit until dry. Once dry, take a clean, dry paint brush and gently brushed off any extra glitter. Place a rhinestone in each eye. So easy!

Here are a few other details from my tablescape. Love using small pictures frames as placecards! This one is perfect with the rhinestone rim and glitter spider!

I reused my Glam Skull Candle Holders, from a past Halloween, along with a piece of sparkly fabric as a tablecloth.

I found these glittery foam spiderwebs at Joann Fabrics and thought they would be perfect to lay over my beaded coasters. These skull rings were perfect to add to the stemware!

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  1. Claire @ polkadot pretties says:

    Great project !

    I would love you to come link up at my Craft, Create & Inspire linky party ..

    Hope to see you there :)

    Claire @ Polkadot pretties x

  2. Lindy@ItsyBitsyPaper says:

    This is brilliant! Great way to really dress up the plates! Beautiful table. I hope you will stop by and link this up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party if you haven’t already.

  3. So cute and stylish…and spooky as Halloween should be! Great job!

  4. Oh, my…I love this! I just turned the pumpkin version of this platter into a wreath for my front door and I now wish I would have done the glitter step to mine! I am going to remember this idea for future use! Great idea!

  5. Super nice and super easy too!!! Thank you for sharing – I’m heading off to the Dollar store now! :-)

  6. LOVE the platter!!! And all the decorations are AWESOME!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

  7. Love the chargers! I haven’t seen them here.

  8. So creative, so dreamy!
    Beautifully placed and awesome!
    What a talent!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  9. Beautiful!

    Although, I’d be nervous about putting glitter that close to my food. I wonder if you could glitter the underside of the skulls…

    • Susan @ Oh My! Creative says:

      Hi Ava! I was a little nervous about the glitter near the food as well, but I served the food on dinner plates and it actually cover a good amount of the glitter skulls up. The food would not have really come in contact with the glitter. I did take one charger and cover the glitter with Mod Podge…this worked well at sealing the glitter although it made it a little dull. I did do a test of the glitter under the plates and it did not show through. Looks like we think alike!

  10. Claire @ polkadot pretties says:


    Thank you for linking up at last weeks craft, create and inspire linky!

    Your project is featured this week, hope you can join us !

    Claire @ polkadot pretties x

  11. Love this glammed up charger! Every year I have to resist to not buy a ridiculous amount of these plates! I think next year I’ll be making these.

  12. Wow! that’s the most glamourous Halloween table yet! Love the idea of glomming up some dollar store finds like this,

  13. Lots of great and affordable ideas. We are going out for Halloween but you’ve got me thinking about next year.

  14. so cute! I love the place cards :)

  15. Great ideas! Everything looks fabulous!

  16. What a great idea to refashion the platters into individual chargers! You’re so creative. And that tablescape looks professionally done…look out Pottery Barn!:)

  17. I think someone loves Halloween! I love all the decorations you have made lately!

    • Yes, Halloween is my favorite holiday! I usually have a party or friends over so I can decorate or make fun drinks! It’s fun!

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