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Plate backs , silicone & bad weather (pics)

Posted by toomuchglass 5 (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 26, 12 at 20:43

I decided to make a bunch of plate flowers to hang on my fence last spring . I've been watching them to see how they hold up . I'm happy to report -- they made it through Wisconsin's weird just weather GREAT !

They've been out in -- snow,hail,freezing temps,high gusts of wind,spring rain , dry spells, sweltering heat and worst of all .... %^*%@! squirrels using them to climb on ! LOL

I want to show you the back of them . I bought some kind of cheap chain by the foot at Ace hardware store , bent it open so one part was flat and one part was sticking out ,and used GE Silicone 2. Here's a pic of the back -

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It's about a quarter sized glob. The secret is to lay a blob on the plate --- and work your hanger into it , so the hanger is enveloped on both sides with silicone.

Here's a pic of the plate that was hanging up - it's 3 layers of glass (alittle bit of weight ) . I've also used GE Silicone 2 also to glue them together.

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I know we all value experiments ! So for me -- 2 thumbs up for GE silicone 2 ..... and for using something as simple as bent chain for hangers !! :)
*big smile* !


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RE: Plate backs , silicone & bad weather (pics)

  • Posted by cnm1 6 Oh (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 26, 12 at 21:56

Thanks for the tip. I have been a plate flower craze - 12 in the last week. I want to do a collection on one section of my fence. This will be perfect!!


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Lookin' good! Jeanne S.


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Thanks for sharing----
I really trust and believe in the GE silicone 2 for windows and doors.
It has held up great for me in all weather too!


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Thanks for the tutorial Toomuch! Hadn't thought of using the chain as a hanger, but I will now!


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  • Posted by sorie6 5 colorado (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 27, 12 at 23:05

Thanks for the great pics and ideas!! Your plate flower is really pretty.


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Thanks for the pic and info. Great idea!!!!


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