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Stunning DIY Fall Leaf Charger Plates for Elegant Tablescape

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.

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Supplies for DIY Plate Chargers

You’ll also need supplies to make the plaster leaves using techniques found here.

Fall Leaves

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.

You may choose to paint your leaves Gold or Antique Brass and in that case, you will want your chargers to be the same color as the leaves.

Plaster Copper Leaves to add to copper plate chargers.

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.

Hot glue to attach leaves to the thrift store plate chargers

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.

Fall Leaf DIY Plate Chargers painted copper.

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.

Fall Leaf DIY Plate Chargers with thrifted dishes and patchwork tablecloth.

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.

Fall Leaf DIY Plate Chargers with golden wheat dishes.

You can add an extra fall leaf, to each plate center, for another fun fall look.

Fall Leaf in center of golden leaves dessert plate on fall table.

Fall Tablescape with Plaster Leaf Chargers

I used these chargers for my Fall Harvest Tablescape; you can see all the details here.

Place setting with Copper Leaf Plate Chargers and Napkin Decoupage Pumpkins

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.

See DIY Plaster Leaf Plate Charger Video Tutorial and How To Make Plaster Leaves Video for more detailed instructions.

Additional Fall Projects

You may enjoy this Rusted Tin Can Wreath Tutorial.

Pottery Barn Dupe Leaf Napkin Ring

How To Make A Fall Leaf Garland

Ideas for a Friendsgiving Centerpiece with Kraft Paper Leaves

Dollar Tree Burlap Leaves Fall Wreath

Falling Leaves Burlap Table Runner

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Fall Leaf - DIY Plate Chargers with Plaster Leaves in Copper.


Thursday 7th of September 2023

How do you come up with all of your creative ideas?! So fun!


Friday 8th of September 2023

Cindy, You are so sweet. Thank you.

Deborah Croft

Thursday 7th of September 2023

Love re using of old leaves to beautify a platter or charger. Thank you Rachel for sharing an idea I never thought about doing. You are an inspiration.


Friday 8th of September 2023

Deborah, I'm so glad you like this idea. Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday 7th of September 2023

Can’t wait to try this!


Friday 8th of September 2023

Lynette, I appreciate you for taking the time to comment. Thanks so much.


Wednesday 14th of September 2022

Rachel I am a newer follower of yours and this is by far my favorite DIY!!! So gorgeous!


Friday 16th of September 2022

Nicolle, Welcome! I'm so happy you found me. I appreciate your sweet compliments.


Wednesday 7th of September 2022

Beautiful Rachel! Pinned!


Thursday 8th of September 2022

Cindy, I really appreciate this.