DIY Picture Frame Charger

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charger plate

If you are looking for an interesting way to dress up your Thanksgiving table, try creating a beautiful picture frame charger. These are so unique, not only do they look beautiful, your guests will love them. I had some old wooden frames that were just waiting to be transformed into something beautiful and unique so decided to use them as chargers to dress up my table for a fancy dinner (seen in here in my Thanksgiving video).

All you need to make the picture frame charger is:

  • Old Picture Frame Glass Removed (the size for a serving platter or plate to rest nicely on the edges of the frame)
  • Yarn or Twine
  • Craft Glue
  • Textured Ribbon or Rope
  • Gold Metallic Spray Paint


Step 1: Glue the textured rope or ribbon around the entire frame about 1/4 inch  from the inside of the frame opening.

Step 2: Coil the twine around itself to make a circle and attach with glue on the corner of the frame.

Step 3: Draw a curvy line on the frame with glue and then attach the twine as shown above. Continue this process adding coiled circles to each corner and curvy lines to each side of the frame.


Step 4: Once the glue is dry. Spray paint the frame to give it a gilded look. If you still have the glass for the frame, you can use the newly transformed frame to display a photo taken from the event after it has served it’s purpose as a charger.

diy charger plate

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