We are obsessed with these DIY charger plates that Meagan designed! If you’re not familiar with charger plates or placemats, they provide a decorative base for your dinner plates to rest on during formal occasions and dinner parties. Not only do they make beautiful home decor, but they also help to retain heat and keep the food on your plate warm.

This is an easy project for all skill levels. And we have created a video tutorial for you to follow along with.

DIY fiber and cork plate chargers

Get charged up for dinner parties

As we slowly settle back into seeing friends and family, we know that many of you are excited for dinner parties and other get-togethers. So why not make it extra special with these DIY charger plates? You don’t need to wait for a formal occasion or huge event to bring these out and enjoy them! 

To create these handmade placemats, we used a Cricut gel pen with our cutting machine to draw our design onto cork sheets. Then you will simply glue on your macrame cord, using the design to guide you. Just watch our video tutorial below to see how it’s done!

Skill level: Beginner

Crafting tip: Be gentle with the cork — it is fragile before applying the macrame cord and may crack or tear easily. Work in small sections that you can easily complete before the hot glue hardens.

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DIY plate chargers
DIY charger plates
handmade charger placemats

handmade charger plates

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