Today I’m sharing how to make a plate wreath. Before I begin getting into the details I’m going to share how this project began.
As a rule, I make an effort to use pieces in our home that are sentimental. Because I have a collection of antique tea cups from my grandmothers. I am deciding how to display them in our home. I’m currently in the beginning phase of deciding the best way to display these. After thinking for a bit using the saucers came to mind and that’s how to make a plate wreath began.
Of course I didn’t want to damage or harm these specials pieces. My grandmothers found these pieces out antiquing on weekends. Also a few of these are from my mom’s own collection. You can imagine these pieces are especially important to me mostly the pieces from my mom. My mom and I were extremely close. Any way I can keep a piece of her around me I work to make it happen. So I came up with the idea of of sharing how to make a plate wreath. Because I do want to be careful with these special pieces this took some planning and thought.
How To Make A Plate Wreath
First of all, a wreath form is needed. I did have to take a look around for the best one. Luckily, I did stumble upon a 16″ gold mesh hoop wreath at Michael’s. Because of the mesh I knew this would give me stability to make a plate wreath.
After getting this home I did decide to spray paint both sides with Rust Oleum Chalked Paint in Linen White. Let dry.
Also, I did buy plate hangers and did spray them the same color. For the most part, I did this so everything will blend when sharing how to make a plate wreath.
My Next Step For Making This Wreath
After spraying these pieces, I did decide adding flower pots would be pretty. Because I already have flower pots and self stick moss from making this wreath. I did use it to cover the pots. Also, you may remember me saying I did buy self stick moss from Jo Ann. Well, having some leftover, it was a great way to save money and add it to make these pot prettier.
Cutting Moss To Cover The Flower Pots
So then, I did cut pieces of the moss and began covering the flower pots. By the way, I did this by cutting a narrow piece first to stick the rim of the flower pot. Afterwards, I cut small squares to also add to the sides.
Also, I did add a thin strip of moss to the edge of each flower pot. This makes the pots look finished. Lastly, I cut small square to cover the bottom to share on how to make a plate wreath.
Next Step For How To Make A Plate Wreath
Next I began putting my wreath together. First I add the dishes to my wreath using butchers twine. We began with sliding the string underneath the wreath hanger. So next, looping it through the wreath frame and tied a knot. Then, we repeat the process until all three plates were attached to the wreath form. Also, I am using three plates to make the wreath I have balance and form a triangle.
Next How To Make A Plate Wreath Add The Flower Pots
My next step, is connecting the flower pots and for this step we did use jute. First, using a long tweezer I did push jute through the hole on the bottom of the flower pot. After this step, the jute is pushed through the mesh wreath and tie a knot securing the flower pot.
Lastly For How To Make A Plate Wreath
Next for texture and to cover the mesh, add Spanish moss hot gluing it to the wreath form. Also, use a paint stirrer or another tool holding the moss to set. Doing this, keeps fingers safe from burns. I continue this process until the wreath form is covered. I also, turn the wreath over so I am able to get the outer edges of the wreath.
Last Step How To Make A Plate Wreath
Lastly, how to make a plate wreath I add blooming artichokes I have had in my craft closet. Because I did purchase these from Magnolia and checked their website, they’re out of stock. However, I did find these at Wayfair. Any flower will work such as, lavender, baby’s breath or succulents.
After how to make a plate wreath, I plan on finding ways to add tea cups. I have many from both grandmothers and my mom in a cabinet. Who knows, summer decorating still needs to take place in our house so you will probably see these cups.
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