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Plate Flowers

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Category Gardening
Type Accessory
Style Whimsical, Mod, Cute, Outdoorsy, Retro / Vintage
crazykooter on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? assorted sizes of dinner plates, and/or interesting dishes. Hockey puck, medal rod wearther-proof glue

crazykooter on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I am most proud of the fact it is easy to do and I love the results

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Using the correct glue. You need a weather poof glue that will not crack , peel, or yellow in the sunlight yet will hold thru rain and garden waterings.

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Try Lexel Sealant. The clear sealant goes on clear, dries clear and stays clear. I've tried many glues, sealants and caulk and this product is superior to all. I have a "plate flower" that has endured all 4 seasons of the mid-Atlantic for 4 years. Make sure your glass is free of dirt and oil. Allow 2 weeks to cure completely. If you are one who needs instant gratification, this product is not for you.

10/13/2013 Flag

What a lovely idea;Thank you!

05/18/2014 Flag

I'm using 3M Marine grade silicone adhesive and it's great. Problem I'm having is when using a square glass bottle on the back to pop the rebar into, it twirls around -- I like the idea of not having to use/drill a hockey puck and saw this method used by a vendor selling plates at an art show. But I want mine to be less twirly! Any ideas?

06/27/2014 Flag

great idea. should hockey pucks be new or used?

07/21/2014 Flag

Can u use hot glue for the gems on the plates too or what should I use on them.

09/06/2014 Flag