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Distressed Thanksgiving Chargers

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
These distressed Thanksgiving chargers are easy to make with FolkArt Paints and Mod Podge.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Vintage White, 2 oz.
Item #2939
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe satin finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Tools - Sanding Block
Item #36293E
The FolkArt Small Foam Medium Grit Sanding Block is specially designed for use with FolkArt acrylic paint and makes sanding and distressing your project surface a snap. Excellent for a wide variety of home decor projects, the high grade foam sanding block is reusable and cleans up easily with soap and water. The sanding block continues the quality and ingenuity of the FolkArt line.

$3.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Hauser Green Light, 2 oz.
Item #459
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Turner's Yellow, 2 oz.
Item #679
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Mediums - Crackle Medium, 8 oz.
Item #696
Gives a weathered, time-worn finish to projects.

$5.99

Mod Podge ® Dishwasher Safe Gloss, 8 oz.
Item #CS15059
Your projects are easier to clean with the new top-rack dishwasher safe formula.

$8.49

Other Supplies
Charger
Paintbrushes
Paper Thanksgiving motif (1 per charger)

Instructions

  1. Paint each charger Turner’s Yellow. Allow to dry.
  2. Paint a med coat of Crackle Medium on each charger. Allow to thoroughly dry before step 3.
  3. Top coat the center of the charger with Vintage White and the rim with Hauser Green. When applying the top-coat, paint in one direction and don’t paint over your first brushstrokes. As the top-coat dries you will begin to see crackling. Allow to dry for two hours.
  4. Sand the edges and rim with a sanding sponge. Wipe clean.
  5. Apply Mod Podge to the center of the charger and to the back of the Thanksgiving paper. Place the paper in the center of the charger. Press with your fingers to remove any air bubbles. Wait 15 minutes. Top-coat the entire the charger with Mod Podge Dishwasher safe. Allow to cure. See bottle for cure times.
  • PROJECT TIP: Personalize the chargers by stenciling a family name in the center.
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