3-Step Rope Charger

Inexpensive hardware store rope, felt, and glue are the star ingredients in this super simple charger project.

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Think a charger is just what you plug your phone into? Think again: A charger is also a large dish or platter dinnerware sits on top of in a table setting. Not only do chargers put the finishing touch on a table, they also protect surfaces from heat and moisture. And this easy, rustic-chic charger made from felt and a bit of rope twine is perfect for setting an incredible tablescape.

Since food won't come directly in contact with a charger plate, there's a wide variety of materials out of which you can make chargers. From fabric to leather and everything in between, the possibilities are endless. Consider your occasion and add the appropriate charger plate.

This simple twine design is perfect for adding a bit of flair to casual affairs. Only a few simple steps, and your guests will be so impressed at your handiwork and how it adds the perfect touch to your table.

What You Need

  • Felt 
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Rope twine (1 bundle)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue sticks

Step 1: Prepare the Base

Use a dinner plate to measure the width of the circle. Your charger should be be about 2 to 3 inches wider than your plate. Trace a circle onto felt with a permanent marker. Cut out the felt using scissors.

Step 2: Add Rope Twine

Starting at the center of the felt, form a coil of the rope twine and hot glue it in place. Continue wrapping the rope around in a circle and hot gluing until you reach the edge of the felt.

Step 3: Finish the Charger

When you reach the edge, cut the end of the rope and secure to the side with hot glue if needed. Then cut off any fringes remaining on the sides. Now you're all ready to set a fabulous tablescape!

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