Make 4 fabric chargers for less than $10 and in under 15 minutes!
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This fall I could not find placemats or plate chargers that I liked for my fall tablescape. It was one of those supremely annoying moments where I knew the look I wanted but couldn’t verbalize what that was or figure out how to achieve it. Then I stumbled into the cake baking aisle in the craft store!
Suddenly, looking at the cake boards it came to me – fabric covered chargers! The cake boards were the perfect size, and I knew just the fabric I wanted to use. In fact, I already had it at home in my fabric scrap bin.
These are seriously the easiest DIY plate chargers you will ever make!
See how the autumn tablescape turned out here!
Materials for the DIY Plate Chargers:
- 1 Yard of Fabric
- Pack of Cake Boards – you can get a pack of 8 from amazon!
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue
Steps to Make the DIY Plate Chargers:
No. 1 Iron Fabric then spread on flat surface and layout cake boards.
No. 2 Cut fabric around each cake board, allowing about 1 inch of fabric to fold over and glue.
No. 3 Heat up hot glue gun and glue fabric to cake board. Start with 4 points: top and bottom and each side. Pull fabric slightly to stretch evenly across board. Don’t pull too hard or you will bend the board or crease the edges.
No. 4 Next glue down 4 points in between previously glued spots. Then move around circle gluing fabric down.
No. 5 Clean off any glue strings, and you are done! Seriously, that’s it!
Cost: 4 Chargers at $9.84 ($2.46 per charger)
- $5.99 Cake Boards- 6 count
- $5.00 Fabric
- $3.99 Mini Glue Sticks- 18 count
As you can see, I left my chargers clean and simple, but you could easily dress them up by adding a ruffle or fun trim to the edge.
I couldn’t resist doing this again for my Halloween table! Check out my Halloween Dessert Party here.