As if I needed another project, I've discovered "plate flowers". I had no idea what they were until I started seeing them on Etsy. Take old china, crystal, mismatched plates of various sizes and glue them together with silicon, I used the kind that comes in a caulking tube, add a bent spoon or knife to the back and stick in a metal pipe that has been stuck in the ground. We experimented with pvc pipe and galvanized tubing, cut on an angle for a sharp point to stick in the ground. I think I like the metal tubing the best. My husband cut them for me.
So I've hitting all the thrift stores for dishes and silverware. I also thought it would be cool to add some of my little pinched pots. When I'm hand building, I'll end up with a little wad of clay and rather than throw it in bucket, I'll just pinch out a little shape. So a little piece of pottery is added for a different look.
I love them! They are very fun to make and look great nestled in with all the flowers. I know what I'll be giving as gifts this year to my peeps.
|2 china plates and crystal cup|
|3 plates, a clear glass plate and pottery piece. This one is stuck in a PVC pipe|
|2 plates and yellow glazed pottery piece. The pottery reminds me of the trumpets on daffodils. |
This one has a hanger and is hung on the garden art wall in the backyard.
Like I said, another project. So many projects, so little time!