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The Easiest DIY Plate Chargers Ever: No Sewing or Painting

Make 4 fabric chargers for less than $10 and in under 15 minutes!

The Easiest DIY Plate Chargers Ever: No Sewing or Painting. Make 4 fabric chargers for less than $10 and in under 15 minutes. Learn how on penderandpeony.com

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The Easiest DIY Plate Chargers Ever: No Sewing or Painting. Make 4 fabric chargers for less than $10 and in under 15 minutes. Learn how on penderandpeony.com

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!

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The Easiest DIY Plate Chargers Ever: No Sewing or Painting. Make 4 fabric chargers for less than $10 and in under 15 minutes. Learn how on penderandpeony.com

See how the autumn tablescape turned out here!

Materials for the DIY Plate Chargers:

  • 1 Yard of Fabric
  • Iron
  • Pack of Cake Boards – you can get a pack of 8 from amazon!
  • Scissors
  • 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.

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No. 4 Next glue down 4 points in between previously glued spots. Then move around circle gluing fabric down.

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No. 5 Clean off any glue strings, and you are done! Seriously, that’s it!

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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.

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19 comments

    • Katherine says:

      Thanks KayC! These are so simple, I cannot believe I didn’t think of this sooner! Have fun with your Christmas DIY.

    • Katherine says:

      Seriously endless! I’m already planning on doing this again, and I have to add a fun trim to the edge this time.

  1. LOVE this idea! Chargers is the one thing I never got on my wedding registry all those years ago and I’ve never gotten around to purchasing them. I love this idea to cheaply make chargers for all sorts of occasions. Visiting from Remodelaholic.

  2. Becky Jones says:

    I am going to take this one step further and cover my cake board with clear plastic wrap over the fabric. I donate cakes for a local school fall festival every year and they are auctioned off. What a great way to make my cake stand out!

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