oilcloth plate chargers DIY

oilcloth plate chargers DIY

Last week I showed you these oilcloth chargers in this table styling {a pink floral tablescape with DIY oilcloth chargers}. And although I chose this pink cherry blossoms pattern for my chargers, you can use any pattern, color, design for your own chargers. That’s the best part. The project can fit anybody’s aesthetic and design style.

oilcloth plate chargers DIY
a pink floral table scape with DIY oilcloth chargers

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what is oilcloth?

Oilcloth is a poly-cotton material, which is printed and treated on one side with a waterproof coating. It was originally popular in the 1950’s, which gives it a total retro vibe.

oilcloth plate chargers DIY

The waterproofing makes it super easy to wipe down, which is one of the reasons I like it for this plate charger project. Its high density also makes it strong and durable, which is another plus. It comes by the yard or as table cloths in many sizes and shapes.

oilcloth plate chargers DIY

how to make your own oilcloth plate chargers

Like I said before, this is a super easy DIY, which is very similar to other techniques I have used in the past. You can see all the other ways to DIY your own chargers at the end of this post.

oilcloth plate chargers DIY
  • Plastic Chargers
  • Oilcloth
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Scissors
oilcloth plate chargers DIY

Cut a square of oilcloth for each charger slightly larger than the round charger (approximately 1/2-1 inch).

oilcloth plate chargers DIY

One by one, spray adhesive on top of charger and adhere an oilcloth square, making sure to apply the glue liberally in the plate indentation.

oilcloth plate chargers DIY

Press oilcloth securely onto charger, ironing any wrinkles out with your fingers.

oilcloth plate chargers DIY

Make sure to press firmly in the plate indentation on the charger to make the oilcloth fit snuggly.

oilcloth plate chargers DIY

Once the oilcloth is adhered properly to the charger, use the scissors to trim carefully and flush to the edges.

oilcloth plate chargers DIY

benefits of oilcloth plate chargers

Since oilcloth is a waterproof material these charger plates are super easy to wipe down and wipe clean. There is no worry about food or other spills since they won’t seep into the charger. Also it’s a great option to use outdoors since it’s a durable material.

oilcloth plate chargers DIY

Oilcloth, whether bought by the yard or as a tablecloth is reasonably priced. I used a 45-in square table cloth for this project, since we sell them @ Whim House. This tablecloth size can yield upto 8 charger plates. This is the pattern I used. But remember there are many different styles to select from, making them customizable to your own personal style.

oilcloth plate chargers DIY

I purchased the plastic chargers at the Dollar Tree, so overall this is a fairly inexpensive project. I actually have another charger DIY project coming your way soon with all the Fall feels. Stay tuned.

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oilcloth plate chargers DIY

other DIY plate chargers ideas

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John Wooden

sharing @ between naps on then porch


  1. Cara says:

    I have never used Elmer’s Spray Glue, I need to try this ASAP. I am obsessed with 1950’s decor right now, and gathering up as much as I can here lately. Reminds me of family, and so many good times with all of the feels. You are so creative and I always love a thrifty project MaryJo!

    1. I’m so glad you liked it Cara. Super easy project. I always say the adhesive for whatever project is always the key whether spray adhesive, hot glue gun, E6000 or whatever. You need the right one for the job. Thanks for dropping by friend. XO- MJ

  2. Lauiie says:

    I would never have thought to do this, but it turned out really nice!

    Thanks for sharing this at the Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop!


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