Rustic Nautical Rope Charger With Pottery Barn Style

Nikki Wills
by Nikki Wills
10 Minutes
Rustic nautical rope plate chargers for your dining room table--it's easy to recreate this Pottery Barn style!
I wanted rope chargers for a nautical wedding photo shoot I worked on last year, and loved the look of the ones you could buy, but I wanted to make them myself. It turned out to be incredibly easy.
I used rope, felt, scissors, and a hot glue gun. (low temp--I always end up gluing my fingers). That's it. No special equipment or particular talent required!
I cut a circle of felt by tracing a dining charger I already had in the house. Then it was a simple matter to glue the rope to the felt form!
The rope charger worked fabulously with my nautical theme, but it would work equally well in any setting with rustic flair.
Nikki Wills
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  • Cindy Bogardus Cindy Bogardus on Feb 19, 2019

    How much rope did you use to make 4 chargers?

  • Bev Bailey Bev Bailey on May 21, 2020

    Love these!! What size rope did you use?? I am making these for sure!

  • Leslie Leslie on Apr 08, 2022

    Hi Nikki!

    Great Placemats! Thank You!

    Is the felt backing a must? I was thinking of making these but without the felt. What do you think?

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  • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on Jan 11, 2015
    Love this idea!

  • Kathleen Kathleen on Feb 01, 2015
    I love this idea! We live on the water and this would be perfect on our deck especially for parties instead of tablecloths! Making matching coasters would finish the look! Thanks!!!

    • Nikki Wills Nikki Wills on Feb 01, 2015
      @Kathleen I can imagine your fabulous dinners on the deck already! What a joy to live on the water.