old plate garden sign?

renamarenaAugust 18, 2009

Hi ALL, I have been inspired by your ideas for a couple of years, content to lurk in the background, but now I have to come out for help! Does anyone remember a post with a photo of a sign that said "Garden" painted on 6 old plates?

Thanks for all your help and wonderful ideas!

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ncshabbybeach(8)

Is this the one?

    Bookmark   August 18, 2009 at 9:16PM
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Marlene Kindred

Oh...yes, I think that's probably the one! I had just emailed Cindee asking her to repost. I should have known that someone would have saved a copy of the picture alone! I'm going to make sure I save it this time!

Also, if you put in Garden plates in the search bar, you'll find the original posts that Cindee had..gives more info on how she did it!

    Bookmark   August 18, 2009 at 9:18PM
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cindee11461(z9CA)

Yup that is the one I did. It was very easy to do. I just printed out the letters using the fonts that I liked then I traced them onto the plates and painted them(-: I used the paint for ceramic plates at Michaels. Its made by Delta. It is a three part operation. Base coat/ paint/ sealer. It is a no bake paint so you just let it air dry. I collected the plates at garage sales/flea market/ Salvation Army and I think the black one I got at the dollar store(-: The dollar store has a lot of nice plates that would be good to use.(-: Please post your creation when you finish!!!(-:

    Bookmark   August 18, 2009 at 11:42PM
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renamarena

That's the one! I just love it, and I want to do one for a friend...ok, and one for me, too...Thank you so much.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2009 at 12:48AM
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carousel222(z6 OH)

Thanks for bringing this one back into memory. I collect vintage plates and have been wanting to do this for my herb garden spelling out "H E R B S". This is one of the best creative ideas using vintage plates that I have seen.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2009 at 11:04AM
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maggiejoe

hi cindee. love your plate sign. i'm not very computer literate and was hoping you could share how you find the alphabet letters and print them out. or, perhaps, just point me in the right direction then i'll try to figure it out! TIA.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2009 at 2:48PM
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susiewantsroses(7b)

On the sign I did I used INDOOR/OUTDOOR VINYL letters from Hobby Lobby in the art/pens/graph area. They are block letters that kind of peeled and stick on.... but are holding up wonderfully outside. I got the plates from Luna for Summer Junk Jam and the plate hangers from a 99 cent store.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2009 at 5:06PM
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maggiejoe

susie, thank you; sometimes i wonder about myself! i actually have those letters. i used them for a birthday banner i made for my granddaughter. i'd still like to learn how to find alphabets that i could print out, if anyone can help.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2009 at 5:15PM
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joannpalmyra

I've been thinking about that same project and wanted to ask how the letters were made.
I've got a black metal 3-plate holder that I want to put by the front door. I've finally got 3 plates the right size, and will put the house numbers on them.
Waiting for pay day so I can get the paint. :D
~JoAnn

    Bookmark   August 19, 2009 at 7:10PM
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luna_llena_feliz

Susiewantsroses, those plates sure look pretty like that! I have a confession to make ... I kept some matching plates to the ones I sent you. he-he Maybe I will try something similar.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2009 at 9:34PM
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susiewantsroses(7b)

Luna we could have matching garden art!!!

Maggiejoe- type FREE FONTS in your search engine and see if anything you like comes up.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2009 at 12:41PM
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