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DIY Packing Material Plate Charger’s

Y’all this is truly a trash to treasure DIY project. I received a package and the contents were safely wrapped in this unusual packing material. I decided it could be used for something really unique. So instead of adding it to the recycle bin, I up-cycled it into Plate charger’s for my Fall Tablescape.

Here is what the packing material looked like.

Y’all I just couldn’t throw this bronze colored packing material away. There had to be a use for it. To be honest, I originally thought about making a wreath, however instead this is what I did to make DIY Plate Charger’s using packing material.

The first thing I did was spread all the packing material out and cut it into approx. 4″ wide strips. In addition, I cut four pieces of light weight wire 8″ long. You can use floral wire or any flexible wire for this step.

Make a Circle

Next, thread the wire through the open weave of the packing material, in and out until the material is all on the wire. Then secure the wire by twisting the ends together and shape the wire into a circle.

Packing Material DIY Project

I suggest placing a plate on the packing paper circle and adjust the dimensions if needed. You can also trim the paper with scissors if necessary.

made from packing material this easy tutorial is a trash to treasure project.

Build your Setting using DIY Plate Charger’s

I love to layer my place settings and create depth and interest with a variety of dishes.

Recycle, up-cycle, eco-friendly plate charger's made from packing material.  Fun, free craft project and easy DIY tutorial.  Trash to treasure
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Here I used a vintage set of pottery dishes as the bottom plate. The blue plate has flecks of brown which are almost the same bronze color as the trash to treasure charger’s. In addition, the fall pumpkin plates have a little shimmer of bronze in the leaves and are a perfect match to packing material.

Make these free diy plate charger's out of packing material.  Easy and free tutorial for free table decor.  Recycle, up-cycle, eco-friendly use of packing paper.   Trash to treasure craft project.

Fall Tablescape

The DIY Packing Material Plate Charger’s are the perfect addition to this fall tablescape. In addition, know one would guess that they are made from packing paper.

Fall tablescape using these free diy plate charger's  made out of packing material.  Easy and free tutorial for free table decor.  Perfect for a fall tablescape.  Recycle, up-cycle, eco-friendly use of packing paper.
Notice the baskets shown here. These are all thrift store finds and you can learn my thrift store tips here.

The pumpkin napkin rings and leaf napkins continue the bronze color theme throughout the tablescape. You might also enjoy this DIY plate charger – DIY Twig Plate Chargers.

Trash to Treasure DIY Project using recycled materials to make fun fall plate charger's.  Perfect for a fall tablescape.  Free step by step tutorial.
I used several pieces to pull this fall tablescape together and they include Long galvanized tray, pumpkin salad plates, and faux pumpkin garland as well as the DIY Plate charger’s

In conclusion, never overlook an opportunity to recycle or up-cycle in a new and interesting way. I’ve had so much fun sharing what this material is.

Trash to Treasure Craft Project. 
 Make these free diy plate charger's out of packing material.  Easy and free tutorial for free table decor.  Perfect for a fall tablescape.  Recycle, up-cycle, eco-friendly use of packing paper.

Shirley

Thursday 20th of May 2021

Just popped over from a project you have on hometalk and really love this charger arrangement you’ve come up with! I save EVERYTHING and do believe I have some of this in my stash...lol! There are so many things that you can use packing objects for and I’m loving yours for sure!

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Thursday 20th of May 2021

Shirley, I really appreciate you for stopping by. I hope you will follow along on my adventures.

diana

Tuesday 9th of March 2021

You are "Clever Rachel at the Pond". Outstanding!!!!!!!! You would be the person I would pick if I wanted to go dumpster diving or curb shopping. Trash to other people is treasure to all of us.

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Wednesday 10th of March 2021

Diana, That is the sweetest compliment. Thank you so much.

Shelly

Saturday 8th of August 2020

Very smart idea! Looks so cute! I think even I could make those. Now I need to order something to get the packing material! LOL! I have seen that kind of material before, but it was just paper bag colored.

diana

Thursday 12th of August 2021

Paper bag color would be fabulous. Please go for it.

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Saturday 8th of August 2020

Shelly, I hope you can find some. I just love them. Even the paper bag color will be beautiful. Thanks for stopping by. Rachel

Cindy@CountyRoad407

Saturday 8th of August 2020

Isn't that the cutest?! You are so clever. I see stuff like that and think it goes straight to the recycle bin! Pinned

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Saturday 8th of August 2020

Cindy, Thank you for your sweet encouragement. I love something unusual even if its trash. Rachel

Marie

Saturday 8th of August 2020

I'm all about recycling/repurposing things that might otherwise end up in the landfill so your clever idea for the packing paper makes me happy. Your plate chargers are fabulous and so unique and look perfect with your Fall tablescape. I'll never look at packing paper the same way after seeing this.

rahrags@gmail.com

Saturday 8th of August 2020

Marie, I am so glad you like this. I love a good trash to treasure. Thank you so much for your sweet encouragement. Rachel