DIY Twig Plate Charger’s

4 Materials
1 Hour

I recently saw some twig place mats at Pier One Imports and decided they would be perfect for my Spring table. Then I saw the price and it was major sticker shock. After I had a chance to recover, I remembered a set of 6 tarnished plate charger’s that I’d purchased from Goodwill for only $.99. A plan began to form.

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I began by digging through my storage for the charger's. I knew they would come in handy one day!

Gather Supplies

I began by gathering some grapevine that we have an abundance of on our property. I braided several lengths of the vine to allow for more control while attaching to the charger’s. I then gathered more items that I already had on hand from previous projects.

A set of 2 holes in 6 places around the rim
Punch holes into rim

I used a large nail and hammer to punch holes into the rim of the charger. Be sure to place the rim on a scrape block of wood while punching the holes. This will keep the charger from becoming bent.

Cut wire & add to chargers

Then I cut lengths of the galvanized l wire approximately 10 inches long and threaded the lengths from the underneath side of the rim. I bent the wire flat on the under side to keep the lengths even.

Hot glue moss to rim

I started by adding a small amount of moss around the rim of the charger’s using the hot glue.

Wire grapevine to top

After the rim is covered and the glue is dry, I began to wrap the grapevine around the rim and secured it by twisting the wire around the vine. After the vine is secured to the charger, I trim away any excess wire and tuck the ends into the vine.

Add moss to grapevine

Last I added more moss around the vine to fill in any holes and cover over any unsightly wire that may be exposed.

Now I’m ready to add plates.

Add plates and style your table. 

I was able to make 6 chargers for only $.99 because I had everything left over from previous projects. The result was a stunning table for spring.

If I’d purchased all my materials for this project, I estimate I’d have spent less that $15.00 for all 6 chargers! This is less than one of the placemats that was my inspiration. Check out more of my projects here.



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  • Sue in wy Sue in wy on Apr 10, 2020

    Really darling! Just wondered how they can be cleaned?

  • J9558272721 J9558272721 on Apr 09, 2022

    Beautiful! These would also make vey cute plant saucers!

  • Hedy Martin Hedy Martin on Apr 09, 2022

    Great idea, going to adapt to make a tiered tray with this method !😍

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  • Debbie Debbie on Apr 11, 2022

    Lovely idea , so nice and natural for an outdoor feast or even a centerpiece for candles or a lantern , you have inspired me LOLs

  • Zeze Zeze on May 27, 2022

    Beautiful ! 😍 I just love it all! Lilacs are one of my favorites..The silver bunnies are stunning!! Did they come like that or did you silver leaf them? Charges are earthy yet add interest and texture. Green glass ware and cabbage plates...perfect choice!! You've covered every detail. What an eye for detail you have!! Looking around the picture, you have a lovely , warm and cozy home!!