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Project

Plate Flowers

Project Description

What type of item is this? Accessory How would you describe the style of your project? Whimsical How would you describe the style of your project? Mod How would you describe the style of your project? Outdoorsy How would you describe the style of your project? Retro / Vintage How would you describe the style of your project? Cute What are you most proud of? I am most proud of the fact it is easy to do and I love the results 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.

What you will need

  • assorted sizes of dinner plates
  • and/or interesting dishes. Hockey puck
  • medal rod wearther-proof glue

Q&A with crazykooter

MKUMeyer asked:
Do you have a picture of the back? I'm not sure what the hockey puck is for?
crazykooter answered:
the hockey puck is glued to the back of the largest plate after a hole is driiled into the side of it. The medal rod is then inserted into that rod..
rama.tyagi asked:
what is the material of plate, a glass ,china or plastic
crazykooter answered:
glass. I prefer something the sunlight can catch. I have several glass pieces also but the transparent pieces are my favorites. This particular piece is iridescent
linda plain asked:
Love this!
crazykooter answered:
Thank You
midgegrow819490 asked:
i love this idea and have done a few, having trouble with the right glue, but love the look in my garden
crazykooter answered:
I used silicone glue ( blue tube) it is weatherproof and dries clear . I I found it at walmart for $3.47
vermontmo1247511 asked:
how do you drill the hockey puck, , did you use a piece of rebar, or come up with something more flexible....to put slight bends in the flowers stems?
crazykooter answered:
I put the hockey puck into a vise to with the flat sides of the puck ancored in the vise to hold it steady while I work. The puck is made of rubber and drills easily. I used a 3/8 inch piece of rebar for the stem so I drilled a 3/8 hole in the puck to make it fit snug. The stem can be anything you like as long as it is heavy enough to support the weight of the plates. I have also seen these made with plasic dishes, Easier to work with but they dont last as long Have fun and be as creative as you like.