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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