As the weather begins to cool, it’s time to plan your fall dinner parties and Thanksgiving tables. If you are looking for ideas to create a unique, elegant fall tablescape, you’ll love these stunning DIY charger plates with Fall leaves.
These charger plates are made with simple materials that you can find at your local craft store. All you need is some copper spray paint, fall leaves, plaster of Paris, and a clear sealant. With a little bit of time and effort, you can create a set of charger plates that will be the envy of all your guests.
These elegant DIY Charger Plates are created using the techniques I shared on the Plaster Fall Leaf project. By updating thrift store chargers with Copper Spray Paint and Plaster Faux Leaves, you have a unique and creative table setting for fall.
You may choose to paint your leaves and chargers any color that appeals to you. I think Antique Brass would also be beautiful.
(Posts on The Ponds Farmhouse may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. See the full disclosure details here.)
Table of contents
Supplies for DIY Plate Chargers
- Plate Chargers – These are usually easy to find in thrift stores and consignment shops, however link here for some similar to mine.
- Copper Spray Paint or Antique Brass
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
You’ll also need supplies to make the plaster leaves using techniques found here.
- Plaster of Paris
- Artificial Fall Leaves – I recycled some old artificial stems instead of purchasing new leaves.
- Wire Snips
- Large Bowl
- Wax or Plastic Paper
I began making plaster fall leaves to create a fall swag wreath and decided they would be beautiful for an elegant fall tablescape.
To make the Fall Leaf DIY Charger Plates, you will need to create 14-16 plaster leaves for each charger.
Be sure you use leaves that will fit the rim of your charger plates.
You can follow these instructions to make the leaves and paint them the color you plan for your charger plates.
Fall Leaf DIY Charger Plates
Next, you need charger plates. I found these last year at a consignment shop for $4.00. They were red, but I quickly painted them with Copper Paint. Therefore, my chargers are ready to add the faux leaves.
Add Fall Leaves
Next, you’ll want to set up your plaster fall leaves on the plate chargers to know how many are needed and what design you like.
Once you like the design, remove the leaves but place them around the edges so you know the placement.
Begin adding hot glue to the back side of each leaf.
Then, press the individual leaves onto the plate charger, making sure that it attaches securely.
NOTE: If you read Fall Craft – Plaster Leaves DIY, you will notice that one mistake I made was not painting the back sides of the original leaves. Be sure to paint both sides before adding to your projects.
Fall Leaf Charger Plates
The texture and colors are perfect for an elegant fall tablescape.
DIY Charger Plates for Elegant Fall Tablescapes
I added these charger plates on my Fall Harvest Table Setting for Supper Club, however I couldn’t resist playing around with some different dishes.
I added some of my thrifted fall dishes to the DIY Plate Chargers and love how the fall leaf design works with dishes I already own.
If you like unique plate chargers for your table, you can see this tutorial for another fun DIY Twig Plate Chargers.
You can add an extra fall leaf, to each plate center, for another fun fall look.
Fall Tablescape with Plaster Leaf Chargers
Additional plaster fall leaves are used to decorate the light fixture over the elegant fall tablescape.
The original project using DIY Fall Leaves is this creative Leaf Swag Wreath.
Additional Fall Projects
You may enjoy this Rusted Tin Can Wreath Tutorial.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Pin It To Remember It
Did you find some great ideas you’d like to save for future reference? Hover over the images you’d like to save and pin to your favorite Pinterest Boards when you see the PIN button.