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How To Make Garden Dish Flowers

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When Hometalk asked me to create garden dish flowers for Hometalk TV, I was so excited! These are super easy to make, no drilling required, you can use repurposed or thrift store dishes, and they look great in your yard!

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I washed the dishes I picked up from a thrift store, removed the labels, and then wiped them down with rubbing alcohol.

I washed the dishes I picked up from a thrift store, removed the labels, and then wiped them down with rubbing alcohol.

I used Apple Barrel Multi-Surface paint for this project. I painted the petals onto the back of the plate and let that dry completely. Make sure to read the back of the bottle for cure times.

I used Apple Barrel Multi-Surface paint for this project. I painted the petals onto the back of the plate and let that dry completely. Make sure to read the back of the bottle for cure times.

Next I painted the desert dish that would go on top of the plate. I painted the bottom of the dish, and then painted more petals onto the side of the dish.

Next I painted the desert dish that would go on top of the plate. I painted the bottom of the dish, and then painted more petals onto the side of the dish.

I used E6000 and glued the dessert dish to the plate. You could use silicone as well.

I used E6000 and glued the dessert dish to the plate. You could use silicone as well.

I used a serving fork for my stem so that it would be strong enough to hold the dish. I E6000 glued the fork to the back of the dish and let that dry completely.

I used a serving fork for my stem so that it would be strong enough to hold the dish. I E6000 glued the fork to the back of the dish and let that dry completely.

Once they're dried (and again make sure to check the cure times), place them outside to enjoy! You can see more of my dish flower creations here - https://chascrazycreations.com/garden-flowers-made-from-dishes/

Once they’re dried (and again make sure to check the cure times), place them outside to enjoy! You can see more of my dish flower creations here – Easy Dish Flowers

When Hometalk asked me to create garden dish flowers for Hometalk TV, I was so excited! These are super easy to make, no drilling required, you can use repurposed or thrift store dishes, and they look great in your yard!

Check out some of my other yard decor!

Click the video below to see me create these – (as seen on Hometalk TV)

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52 Comments

  1. Nice idea to embellish any garden and such an easy project too!

    1. Thank you Sara – I have a lot of fun decorating my yard as my home.

  2. Adorable! I love you new dish garden! πŸ™‚ Happy to by hopping with you today and happy gardening β™₯

    1. Thank you so much Mary, I’m thrilled you like it. I love decorating my yard as much as my home.

  3. Hi Chas,
    I love seeing glass garden flowers. I’ve collected some dishes, but I have yet to make my own.

    Liberty

    1. Thank you Liberty, I’m thrilled you like them. Once you start making them, you’ll never look at thrift store dishes the same πŸ™‚

  4. The flowers are so adorable. Each one has it’s own character. LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you Terrie, they’re fun to make. I’m enjoying decorating my yard as much as my home.

  5. How cute are these!! I love to have funky flowers to stick in my planters when I don’t have real flowers, and no maintenance! Very clever!!

    1. Thank you very much Jenna. I agree with you – nice to have especially in between flowers blooming. I love decorating my yard as much as my home.

  6. These turned out so cute! You are so good on video. This would make a great gift, wish I had seen it before Mother’s Day. How do you come up with so many ideas?

    1. You are just so sweet Andrea. You’re right, they would make a great gift πŸ˜‰ Thanks for crafting with me πŸ™‚

  7. I love the whimsy of this project! Your dish flowers are adorable!

    Michelle
    mybijoulifeonline.com

    1. Thank you so much Michelle – I’m thrilled you like it πŸ™‚

  8. Oh these are so cute Chas! I’m echoing Andrea’s question – how do you come up with these things!? πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the great video too! Take care in your cute garden! ?

    1. Thank you so much Barbara, you are so kind. This is my low maintenance garden, I definitely have my high maintenance one too πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you so much Cynthia, I appreciate it – great crafting with you.

    1. Thank you Carol, I do love decorating outside as much as inside πŸ™‚

  9. Chas, these are so adorable! Painting is not my strong suit and I would sure like to improve my painting skills. What a great way to add a fun pop of color to your garden! Thanks so much for hopping with us!!

    1. Thank you so much Chloe, I love these flowers because they’re easy to care for and are still in bloom when my other flowers aren’t. Thanks for a great blog hop.

  10. Chas, you have so much creative energy! I marvel at all the crafts you come up with. These garden dishes are so cute and would make any flower bed extra special.
    Hugs,
    Rachelle

    1. Thank you so much Rachelle, I’m thrilled you like them. I love to decorate outside as much as inside πŸ™‚ Hugs back friend.

  11. Those turned out great! Thanks for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.

    1. Thank you so much Joanne, thanks for a great party – see you next week too.

  12. Very cute yard art idea, Chas! I like your clever use of a BBQ fork for the stem.

    1. Thank you so much Marie, I tried skewers but they don’t always have enough strength.

  13. Chas, I adore repurposed dishes in the garden, and your plate flowers are the cutest! It is a pleasure to join you for the hop. Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    1. Thank you so much Cecilia! I enjoy your work and it was so great crafting with you friend!

  14. I love that you paint them. I have seen them with dishes just as they are. This is the first time I have seen someone paint them. Great idea. Thanks for linking up with #trafficjamweekend ~Tracy

    1. Thank you and yep – I’ve done it both ways. What I love are that both are easy flowers to care for πŸ˜‰

  15. so much fun, love it! (and making people smile when they walk by is a good thing too!) thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling sunday!

    1. Thank you Sara, I’m thrilled you like them. I like them because they’re low upkeep too πŸ˜‰

  16. I love your ideas on how to make dish gardens. So creative.
    I come to via Esme’s senior salon. My name is Crystal and my Cat’s name is Daisy Mae.
    Lovely and creative blog you got . Come visit me.

    1. Thank you so much Crystal and thanks for stopping by. Thank you for the invite, I’ll be sure to check out your blog too.

  17. Such a pretty and fun idea Chas!! This would be so fun to do with my kids or even do as a gift for their grandma’s garden! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Thank you so much Kristin, and I love that gift idea of having the kids help. Those are some of the best gifts aren’t they?

  18. Chas, you have such a knack for coming up with unique uses for everyday items! I loved your recent FB live where you made stuff out of thrift store finds. These garden dish flowers are so cool! What a perfect way to add interest to an outdoor space. It was fun hopping with you!

    1. Thank you so much Rebecca – thanks for joining the Live show too. I am thrilled you like it and I am enjoying your work and live shows as well.

  19. Marilyn Lesniak says:

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    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn
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  20. These are great, Chas, and painting them makes them truly unique. Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ’s!

    1. Thank you so much Ann for the kind words. Thanks for a great party, and I’ll see you at the next one.

  21. What a fun idea, Chas! your Garden Dish Flowers look just beautiful – and how cool that Hometalk TV asked to work with you! I hope this finds you and yours well. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party Community. Take care, stay safe and well, and have a lovely week ahead.

    1. Thank you so much April, I love decorating outside as much as inside. Thanks for hosting a wonderful party – I’ll see you at the next one.

  22. I love these flowers! Such a clever idea. I ought to make a whole bunch for my garden because the wouldn’t need watering!

    I’m going to feature this at my link party on Grandma Ideas grandmaideas.com that starts tonight.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much Nina, I’m thrilled you like them. Thanks for a great party – I’ll see you at the next one.

  23. Your crazy creations kill me Chas, I love how original this craft idea is. They are adorable and I love the big smile you have in the picture. Joyful.

    1. Thank you so very much Leanna (and thanks for the feature). I love decorating outside as much as inside πŸ™‚

  24. Louise Dahlgren says:

    I would love to do the flowers. However, we experience windy days and sometimes, hail. Would acrylic or plain plastic dishes work for the flowers?
    P.S. Thank you for the WD-40 ideas

    1. Yes you can use plastic dishes. I would recommend sealing the paint with a coat of dishwasher safe Mod Podge.

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