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Plate flowers

Posted by Dort Michigan (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 1, 11 at 15:08

Some finished ones. Finally.

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Those are beautiful!!!!! I love how you did the leaves and how are they standing ?? the pic doesn't show.
Great job!!!!
TFS
Carmen


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Those really are gorgeous! LOVE the shiny plates you used and the stems and leaves are great....we need details please!


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Very pretty. Yes please share how you made the leaves and how they are standing. Great job!


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Those are so cute. And so colorful. Great job on them.


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Cool!!!


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These are definitely some of the prettiest plate flowers I've seen. Great job. :)


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Beautiful work! Love them! Jan


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Love the plates and would love how you made the leaves and the standing device used.


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Very pretty, love those plates!


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Gorgeous colors! And like everyone else, I want to learn who you made the pretty leaves.


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  • Posted by Dort none (My Page) on
    Fri, Jun 3, 11 at 9:35

I am selling these at a local ice cream parlor so they are in a temporary stand for sale. It's just an upside down milk crate screwed to a large chunk of wood. Then I drilled holes in the wood to set the stems down into. So they go thru a hole in the crate and then down into a hole in the wood to be stable. =)

The leaves are cut from a sheet of copper. I just drew a leaf shape (skinny on both ends for ease of attachment to the stem)on the copper and hand cut them with tin snips. Then I predrilled both the leaves and the stems and attached them with "zip" screws. You can bend them easily to whatever kind of curves you like.

I am really loving these projects!!!


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Love the copper stems & leaves...looks great! Jeanne S.


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Thanks for the info on the leaves. They really do add something to the flowers. Good luck on your sales!


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Beautiful! I love the leaves. Are they not sharp?
Did you paint the back plates, on the back side?
An ice cream parlor - how perfect!
Kathy


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LOVE LOVE them!
I'm in Michigan, too= can you tell me where the ice cream parlor is? maybe I can visit and ooh and aah over them in person??
we are south of GrandRapids in a small town...


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