We use chargers for parties in our home. They are fun to add a pop of color to the white plates we use. They get used often and when they do, they can easily be cracked. Here’s a way to upcycle a cracked charger. You can make it into a DIY candle holder. Follow along and see how we upcycled this cracked charger.
The picture below is what the cracked charger looked like. As you can see the crack went to the end of the rim and over a bit around the charger. I was able to glue it with a little hot glue to help it stay in place.
Things needed to make this repurposed cracked charger.
40+ Red, opaque, and, clear flat gems
Fresh Rosemary sprigs
Fresh St. John’s Wort springs
Flameless candle tall 4-5 inches wide and 12-16 inch tall
Glue gun and glue stick
Scissors for cutting the herbs
How to make this cute DIY candle holder for the holidays?
Count out the flat gems
First, gather the list above and the tools and place them on the table. I found that about 40 - 45 flat-sided red, opaque, and clear gems are needed for this project. Cut the St. John's Wort and Rosemary sprigs fresh and let them sit out for a few minutes or so.
Here are some gems I found on Amazon.com. (affiliate)
Where to find flameless candle?
The flameless candle was taken from a different DIY project years before that was now dismantled and repurposed. There are many sizes of candles nowadays. You can even do a cluster of three smaller thin ones on the charger. Measure the inside of the charger to determine what will fit best. You can find them at the dollar store or Target / Walmart or you can find them at craft stores. Below are just four I found on Amazon.com (affiliate).
Hot glue the crack then hot glue the gems to the charger plate
Now that you have all the supplies together, heat your glue gun, and get ready to glue the beads. Wipe off the charger, add a little hot glue to the crack, and start gluing the gem's flat side down to the charger. Work your way around the edge of the charger. Then, add another row. You can use the space in between the first row to make the two rows tighter together if you want.
Hold the gem for a few seconds so it adheres properly.
Below are two rows of the charger glued on. Pull off all the hot glue strains from the edge of the charger if they are sticking to the sides.
Add the St. John's Wort leaves to the top of the charger plate.
Now layer the St. John's wort to the platter. Since they are flat, they can go under the candle. You do not need to glue them because as they dry, you may want to replace them with fresh ones.
Add the candle to the top of the fresh St. John's Wort leaves, then add rosemary around it.
Now, add the candle and then add the rosemary around the candle on the charger.
Well, there you have it! I hope this post inspires you on upcycling a plate charger that is now a DIY candle holder for your next party centerpiece. Would you try this? Please leave a comment below.