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 teacups 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 special pieces. My grandmothers found these dishes 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 sharing how to make a plate wreath. Because I do want to be careful with these special pieces this took some planning and thought.
Metal Mesh Form to Make for this Project
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 Michaels. Because of the mesh, I knew this would give me the 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.
Cutting Greens Cover the Containers
After spraying these pieces, I did decide to add flowerpots would be pretty.
Covering the Ege of the Flowerpots
So then, I did cut pieces of the moss and began covering the flowerpots. By the way, I did this by cutting a narrow piece first to stick the rim of the 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 flowerpot. This makes the pots look finished. Lastly, I cut small square to cover the bottom to share on how to make an easy dish wreath.
Attaching the Dishes with Twine to the Form
Next, I begin putting my wreath together. First, add the dishes to my wreath using butcher’s twine. We began with sliding the string underneath the wreath hanger. So next, looping it through the round frame and tied a knot. Then, we repeat the process until all three dishes are attached to the wreath form. Also, I am using three plates to make the wreath I have balance and form a triangle.
Now Add the Pieces and Spanish Moss
My next step is connecting the flowerpots 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 pot. After this step, the jute is pushed through the mesh wreath and tie a knot securing the flowerpot.
Continue Adding Spanish Moss to Cover the Metal Frame
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.
Add Blooming Artichokes to the Simple Craft
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 teacups. 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.
This project works great from the spring throughout the summer.
This piece would be pretty as a centerpiece for a tea party or spring or summer luncheon out in the garden.
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39 thoughts on “Make a Plate Wreath”
That is so sweet!
Very pretty, Cindy. I love seeing new ways of decorating with plates. xo Laura
This took a bit of thinking. I’m so happy I’m figuring our way to see these special pieces.
It’s beautiful and so creative! And what a wonderful way to display memories of your mom and grandmother.
Thanks Michelle. I am finding ways to be able to see these family treasures.
This is simply adorable. Love the plates you had to work with too. Love it Cindy. Happy Wednesday.
Thanks Kris! Hope you are getting settled into the new place!
That wire mesh wreath thingy is amazing!! I’ve not seen one like it but I have got to get one! Pinned!!
How creative. I love how you made this. Love the pattern on the plates too. Happy Wednesday Cindy.
Thank you Terrie. It was fun to make!
Not only is this wreath incredibly beautiful but so creative too!!!! I just adore the moss covered pots and the tea saucers make it one of a kind.
Thanks so much for this tutorial that I am pinning for my Pinterest followers to see too;)
Thank you I’m happy with how this turned out. Thank you for Pinning!
I love your version! And that mesh wreath is incredible! I’ll have to look for one! Beautiful job!
Amazing! I’ve always wanted to make a plate wreath, but never sat down to think about the construction. This is awesome. Now I know what to do and I think I may try this! Thanks!!
It’s nice using these instead of storing them
Oh wow! I love this. Those plates are really gorgeous too.
Thanks so much!
I love that you incorporated family history into your wreath by using floral saucers that belonged to your mother. This wreath is a perfect summer decor item.
These mean so much to me. Now I’m thinking of something to do with the tea cups. My dad said they rather you use them creatively then leave them in a cabinet
This wreath is so perfect for spring and summer! I love that you used your Mom’s plates – they’re really pretty and those flower pots are amazing too. I definitely need to try those! Hugs, CoCo
I have many tea cups too. I’m not tea drinker. I’m trying to think of something to do with the cups too
What a charming way to display these saucers. I especially like the vignette with the wreath on thes hutters and more plates on the wall above.
Thank you so much!
This is so beautiful I’ve been wondering how to make one. And I seen those wreath forms at Michaels and couldn’t think of what to do. Now I know!
Thank you so much Corrine! It’s a great wreath form for many wreaths
Such a fun mix of materials!
What a wonderful idea! I just love how it turned out and I love using things that have sentimental meaning in my decorating too!
Thank you so much Jana.
Oh Cindy, this plate wreath is absolutely beautiful and looks so pretty in your home. What a special way to display your treasured pieces that belonged your grandmothers and mother. I have always wondered how these plate wreaths were made. Thank you so much for showing us. Now I know how to safely attach the plates to a wreath. Your instructions are so helpful. You have inspired me to give this a try!
What a lovely way to use cherished items! All of the details you added like lining the little pots with moss add to the beauty. Thank you for sharing it with all of us at the FWF party.
This is a wonderful way to display family treasures, however, I would use the matching cups instead of the moss covered cups.
Thank you Thesare moss covered flower pots.
I’m working on figuring out a tea cup wreath.
Also making a saucer wreath with just saucers
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