I thought that I could make my own scaled down (and inexpensive) versions of the flowers by collecting some thrifted items and putting them together.
This one is made up of a silver plated shallow bowl, a silver plated candy dish, and a silver tone flower brooch with a broken clasp.
This one has a small diffuser bottle as its centre.
I glued the pieces together to make each flower with Marine GOOP adhesive, which is clear and used with boat repair. It’s very strong and is UV and water resistant. I let them cure for about 24 hours.
Then I needed something to use for the stems.
A few years ago we replaced our aging deck swing and we kept all the parts, some of which I used for the flower stems. They were perfect because they were already green and they had flattened ends.
You can use any type of piping that you think will work. I had these on hard, and I like to reuse everything I can. If you use another kind of piping just be sure to flatten the ends that you’re gluing to the backs of the plates with a hammer for easier gluing.
I bent the ends slightly and glued them to the backs of the plates with the Marine GOOP.
I taped them in place with Gorilla tape and left them for about 24 hours until they cured completely. I used paint cans to hold the stems up.
And here are my finished plate flowers again.
What I really love about plate flowers is that no two will ever be alike because everything is thrifted. The possibilites are really endless, only limited by the imagination
What do you think? Could you see some of these in your garden?
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…