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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.

Packing Material Used For DIY Plate Charger’s

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, I decided to make DIY Plate Charger’s using the packing material. Here is an easy tutorial showing step by step instruction to create your own Free DIY Table Decor.

How Do You Make Free DIY Table Decor?

Y’all know I’m all about free decor and these DIY Plate Charger’s turned out so darn cute. It’s hard to believe they were free. If you like cheap and free decor, be sure to see Free Fall Decorating With Nature Ideas.

For this project, all you need is some light weight wire and the packing materials.

I guess you could argue that the packing material wasn’t free because I had to purchase something to get it. LOL

How Do You Make DIY Plate Charger’s From Recycled 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.

Packing Material and light weight wire.

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 Cut and strung together on wire to make a circle to make DIY Table Decor for Farmhouse Style

Test the Plate Charger

I suggest testing to be sure the plate charger is the right size and shape.

Begin by placing a plate on the packing paper circle and adjust the dimensions if needed. If you feel the charger is larger than you need, just trim the paper with scissors if necessary.

Packing Material DIY Plate Charger with Blue Pottery Dinner Plate for farmhouse table setting and Cottage style.

Build Table Setting using DIY Plate Charger’s

I love to build each place setting by add several layers with a variety of dishes.

The DIY Plate Charger is layered with a blue pottery dinner plate and a fall pumpkin salad plate.

DIY Plate Charger's for DIY Table Decor and Farmhouse style Fall Table Setting with pumpkin salad plate Cottage Style
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For this Fall Table, I used the vintage 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 DIY Table Decor. In addition, the fall pumpkin plates have a little shimmer of bronze in the leaves and are a perfect match to packing material.

Fall Tablescape with DIY Plate Charger's made from packing materials for DIY Table  Decor for the Home.

Fall DIY Table Decor

The Plate Charger’s are the perfect addition to this fall tablescape table decor. In addition, the packing paper color is enhanced by the fall decor.

Farmhouse Porch Fall Tablescape with DIY Table Decor packing material plate chargers.  Trash to Treasure tutorial
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 another DIY plate charger made from Twigs.

I used several pieces to pull this fall tablescape together and they include Long galvanized tray, pumpkin salad plates, faux berry garland and faux pumpkins as well as the DIY Plate charger’s

Farmhouse Table Setting with DIY Packing Material Plate Charger's and pumpkin centerpiece. Trash to Treasure Decor

In conclusion, never overlook an opportunity to recycle or up-cycle in a new and interesting way.

Be creative and think outside the box when planning to decorate your home. Decorating doesn’t have to be expensive to look great.

I’ve had so much fun letting friend guess what the plate charger’s are made of and very few know the answer. Actually only those who follow my blog. LOL

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DIY Plate Charger's made from recycled packing materials for Free DIY Table Decor

Free DIY Table Decor for Farmhouse Style
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.


Saturday 6th of August 2022

Such a creative idea, my friend. Hugs and blessings to you.


Monday 8th of August 2022

Renae, I'm so glad you like this.

Andrea Hundley

Friday 5th of August 2022

So cute. I would never have thought about that but I love it


Monday 8th of August 2022

Andrea, I'm glad you like this.

Wendy McMonigle

Friday 5th of August 2022

This is so amazing, you are so creative my friend. I am sharing on my blog tomorrow :)))


Monday 8th of August 2022

Wendy, I appreciate this so much.


Friday 5th of August 2022

Your chargers look super cute and fun!


Monday 8th of August 2022

Angie, Thanks! I'm so glad you like them.


Friday 5th of August 2022

Rachel, great idea!! I really like this. I too, have some great packing materials that I can’t throw away. I use it for the grandsons gift bags instead of tissue paper. Have a great weekend!


Monday 8th of August 2022

Pam, That's a great idea. Thanks for sharing.