leafy plate chargers DIY

leafy plate chargers DIY

Last week I shared these leafy chargers at a leaf inspired table design and as promised today I am showing you the step by step instructions. This is a fairly simple project which is also fairly inexpensive, but you would never know it since they look fabulous!

leafy plate chargers DIY

I like to include plate chargers in our more special tables since it elevates the whole experience. There are some beautiful plate chargers in the market place, but there’s something extremely gratifying to make your own, especially when it looks this good.

leafy table scape
a leaf inspired table design with DIY leafy chargers

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how to make your own leafy plate chargers

Like I said before, this is a super easy DIY. I have made several different plate chargers DIYs, which I share at the end of this post.

leafy plate chargers DIY

Trim leaves off of stems using the heavy duty scissors.

leafy plate chargers DIY

Once all the leaves are loose start hot glueing them on the edge of the charger with the leaves pointing out.

leafy plate chargers DIY

Work yourself around the edge of the charger alternating leaf colors if there is variation.

leafy plate chargers DIY

Make sure to overlap leaves as you work yourself around the charger to create a full effect.

leafy plate chargers DIY

Once you have glued all the leaves to the chargers clean away any glue strings using your finger or the scissors.

leafy plate chargers DIY

details about leafy plate chargers

I found the chargers and floral leaf picks at the Dollar Tree, but I included other links under the supplies above. I used 2 floral picks for each charger so they cost $3.75 each and a couple of hours of my time. Not bad.

leafy plate chargers DIY

I chose the chargers with the floral scroll pattern for a couple of reasons. One- the floral vine pattern compliments the leaf motif. Two- the pattern in the center gives the DIY leafy chargers more of a finished look.

leafy plate chargers DIY

I love how the chargers look around the table even when the table isn’t set. They give the dining room all the fall feels even when there’s nothing going on.

leafy plate chargers DIY

I am still debating whether I will use them for our Thanksgiving table. I have some more Fall inspiration coming for those who love and host Thanksgiving, but for those who have moved onto Christmas I shared some Christmas crafts yesterday, in case you missed it.

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leafy plate chargers DIY

other DIY plate chargers ideas

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“There is a subtle magic in the falling of old leaves.”

Avijeet Das

sharing @ between naps on then porch


  1. Kim Goddard says:

    Beautiful chargers MaryJo – thanks for sharing your creativity!

    1. Thanks so much Kim. I’m glad you liked them. XO- MJ

  2. Your chargers look amazing! I can’t believe how inexpensive they were to create yet have a pricey look. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty.

    1. Thanks so much Allyson. Your comment made my day! XO- MJ

  3. Linda @LifeandLinda says:

    Very cute and so creative. They look so pretty and cost saving. I am happy to feature your Leafy Plate Chargers at Love Your Creativity. I hope your Thanksgiving was special.

    1. Thanks so much Linda!!! Happy holiday season to you! XO- MJ

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