Along with centerpieces, menus and seating cards, chargers add style to your tablescape and give place settings a polished, cohesive look. Luckily, cohesive can still mean creative, especially when you pull together one of these 13 DIYs that run the gamut from fancy and formal to fun and quirky. Whether you’re keeping things casual with paper plates or going all out with traditional china, we guarantee there’s a unique, unconventional charger you’ll love.

1. Ombre Charger: Plastic chargers look chic and trendy when they feature an of-the-moment ombre design. (via Julep)

2. Handwritten Charger: Turn your wedding vows or first dance lyrics into a beautiful keepsake by writing them out on a classic white charger. This one-of-a-kind creation can be displayed during dinner, then showcased at home for years to come. (via Ruffled)

3. Color Blocked Charger: With color blocking majorly trending right now, it makes perfect sense to carry the look over into your party decor. These spray-painted versions are easily customized with your favorite colors and geometric designs. (via The DIY Playbook)

4. Chalkboard Charger: Add extra charm to a rustic wedding or shower with chalkboard chargers that make separate place cards totally unnecessary. (via Glitter Guide)

5. Confetti-Inspired Charger: Formal affairs are classy, not stuffy, when you set out these elegant options that look as if they’ve each been sprinkled with a handful of shiny gold confetti. (via Beau + Arrow Events)

6. Ribbon-Threaded Charger: Make your end-of-summer picnic super stylish by threading sparkly gold ribbon through the edges of colorful paper plates. (via Brit + Co)

7. Under-the-Sea Charger: Take your kid’s birthday party under the sea with this fun card-stock creation that mimics the look of rolling ocean waves. (via Fiskars)

8. Boho Woven Charger: Digging the idea of a boho wedding? Let these unique woven chargers inspire your planning. (via Green Wedding Shoes)

9. Gilded Charger: Clear plastic plates look anything but tacky with a gilded stripe that’s just stylish enough for less formal luncheons. Use yours as chargers, or turn them into actual dining plates by painting only the underside. (via A Side of Sweet)

10. Nautical Charger: A navy blue and gold color combo brings nautical flair to any seaside wedding or party. (via Frog Prince Paperie)

11. Geometric Charger: Basic wooden chargers get a color-popping, geometric makeover thanks to our simple three-step tutorial. (via Brit + Co)

12. Paint-Strip Charger: Adding a messy paint strip straight down the middle helps give your chargers a cool, free-spirited look. (via Sweet Paul)

13. Painted-Flower Charger: Acrylic paint, small brushes and a black Sharpie are all you need to transform ordinary chargers into amazing works of art. (via Kristi Murphy)

Which of these charger plate designs would you choose for an upcoming event? Share your thoughts with us below!