13 DIY Charger Plates For All Kinds Of Parties

A charger plate is a large plate used to dress up special events like parties and weddings. The food isn’t actually placed on chargers, so they come in a variety of materials, from traditional china, to metal, wood, glass, plastic and pearl. And they may be decorated with substances that can be toxic if ingested cause they are mostly used for decor. Wanna make some for the coming party? I’ve prepared a whole bunch of cool ideas, let’s take a look!

Painting

The first tutorial today is very smart: you’ll get not only a charger but also an interactive piece where you can leave messages or use it instead of a card. The idea is about painting a usual charger with chalkboard paint – what can be easier? When it dries, just chalk the name or write some wishes to the guest. Such a charger will add an informal and cozy feel to the table setting, it’s suitable for any parties and weddings.

DIY chalkboard painted chargers that can be used as cards (via theglitterguide.com)

DIY chalkboard painted chargers that can be used as cards (via theglitterguide.com)

If you feel like super bright colors, it’s time to take bright acrylic paints. What you need to do is to mix them as you like and cover the charger with this mix – watch a video tutorial in the source to do everything right. Use sheer glass plates over such chargers to add color to the tablescape.

DIY colorful flow painted chargers (via www.markmontano.com)

DIY colorful flow painted chargers (via www.markmontano.com)

Geometric decor is very popular now, and if you wanna add a touch of geometry to your table setting, this tutorial is for you. This charger is made of wood and is spruced up with bright triangles for a cheer feel. The project is pretty simple, it includes just some painting, so enjoy crafting!

DIY colorful geometric painted chargers (via www.makingitinthemountains.com)

DIY colorful geometric painted chargers (via www.makingitinthemountains.com)

A couple of cheap chargers can be spruced up with some pastel paint to give them a cool modern look. all you need is just some painter’s tape or cover and paints of your choice. The fun part is that each plate in the set can be completely different. With each one slightly mismatching, your table will develop a lot more design interest, forcing your guests to really take notice.

DIY metallic and pastel painted chargers (via thediyplaybook.com)

DIY metallic and pastel painted chargers (via thediyplaybook.com)

Simple wicker chargers will bring a rustic feel to your tablescape but you can make them even bolder and more eye-catching. Take some acrylic paints and a paint brush and make your wicker chargers folksy and boho chic with bright patterns – paint what you like or use the ideas from the tutorial. Get inspired!

DIY colorful boho painted wicker chargers (via www.delineateyourdwelling.com)

DIY colorful boho painted wicker chargers (via www.delineateyourdwelling.com)

Spruce up simple charger plates with playful gold polka dots. All you need is to make a stencil – a piece of paper with some chaotically placed holes. Just attach it to various plate parts and paint – and voila! you have a set of fun and playful polka dot chargers.

DIY gold polka dot chargers (via beauandarrowevents.wordpress.com)

DIY gold polka dot chargers (via beauandarrowevents.wordpress.com)

Gradient decor is very popular, and you can make a set of bold and bright chargers using simple plastic chargers and acrylic paints of your choice. Create colorful masterpieces and make a mood and ambience at the table infusing it with color. Enjoy!

DIY colorful gradient chargers in pink and orange (via www.minted.com)

DIY colorful gradient chargers in pink and orange (via www.minted.com)

Woven Chargers

Such woven chargers will add a coastal or beach feel to your tablescape, they feel like holidays! To make these cool ones, you’ll need cotton clothesline rope and some thread to sew it – the whole project is very simple and can be fulfilled even by a beginner.

DIY woven charger plates of cotton rope (via designcreatecultivate.com)

DIY woven charger plates of cotton rope (via designcreatecultivate.com)

Here’s another version of woven chargers – these are made of sisal rope, they will bring a more coastal feel as sisal rope is traditionally coastal. The chargers end up costing far less than purchasing them, and are incredibly easy to make. Add a coastal feel to your table!

DIY sisal rope chargers for a coastal feel (via tikkido.com)

DIY sisal rope chargers for a coastal feel (via tikkido.com)

Other Ideas

Wood is classics for any occasion, decor and space, and making some wood plate chargers is always a good idea. If you already have some at hand and think that they are boring, there are some ideas to spruce them up. This tutorial will tell you how to spruce up usual wood chargers with pumpkins for a fall feel. Make a pumpkin stencil and use some paints to make your chargers bold and fall-like. Get inspired!

DIY pumpkin stenciled wood chargers (via www.pneumaticaddict.com)

DIY pumpkin stenciled wood chargers (via www.pneumaticaddict.com)

I love the idea of leather chargers: they are chic and textural plus they look ultra-modern. This tutorial will tell you how to make leather chargers and spray paint them the color you like. You can use a leather beveler to clean up the edges of the leather to make it even more put together, or you can leave it more natural without it.

DIY painted leather chargers (via sugarandcloth.com)

DIY painted leather chargers (via sugarandcloth.com)

Florals are timeless and if you like them, there’s an easy idea to add a floral touch to your tablescape: read this project and make some with decoupage techniques. Take some simple plate chargers and some floral paper and using decoupage to decorate the chargers simply and boldly. What a nice idea for a spring or summer party!

DIY decoupage floral chargers (via www.domicile37.com)

DIY decoupage floral chargers (via www.domicile37.com)

These chargers can be also used as serving plates, and they are made of foam boards. Spruce up foam boards with marble contact paper and add copper to the edges to make the chargers chic and refined. The whole tutorial can be realized very fast and you’ll need just some tape, a nice idea for a quick pre-party craft.

DIY marble and copper chargers (via www.blog.birdsparty.com)

DIY marble and copper chargers (via www.blog.birdsparty.com)

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