These beer label table chargers mimic an idea I saw recently in a local home décor boutique. Perfectly fun for an outdoor party, they are the perfect way to merge rustic with elegance. Make one to use as a gift tray, or an entire set!
For this project, you will need:
– One or more 7 1/2″ glass charger (in craft stores or online at Save-On-Crafts)
– A variety of beer labels (see note below on how to effectively remove labels from glass bottles)
– Krylon Indoor Outdoor Paint in Gloss Black
– Cardboard box
– Sponge brush
– Mod Podge or other decoupage medium
– Glue stick
– Craft roller
– Popsicle stick
– Soap and water
– Paper towels
Due to the use of spray paint and glue, this project is best completed in an outdoor workspace covered completely with newspaper. Wash and dry each charger with soap and water. Dry well with paper towels.
Lay the beer labels flat on your workspace. Arrange them in a “collage” type fashion so that each label is touching another. With a glue stick, adhere the labels together in this arrangement and allow them to dry completely. Using the scissors cut the label sheet so that it fits the bottom of the charger.
Turn the charger upside down in the cardboard box. Apply a thick layer of Mod Podge or any other decoupage medium to the bottom of the glass plate. Adhere the label sheet to the back of the plate, sticking face side down. (The beer labels will show through the glass of the plate.)
Smooth the labels with a craft roller and a popsicle stick to prevent any bubbles. Apply a second layer of decoupage glue over the glass charger. Let the glass charger dry overnight.
Spray the back of the charger with four to five coats of Krylon Indoor Outdoor Paint in Gloss Black. Let the charger dry overnight before using. While this is definitely a unique project, it is hand wash only when finished.
NOTE: Wondering how to remove beer labels from their bottles? Run a bit of hot water straight from the faucet over the bottle and label. This will cause the glue to “unstick” and the label can easily be peeled off. Lay the label flat overnight to dry.
TIP: Use a variety of different beer labels for a unique look. Or, stick to one central theme. (Example: Mexican beer labels such as Corona, Miller Chill, and Nego Modelo together to form a pefect table for any fiesta!)