The Secret To Making Garden Art Flowers From Dishes

$1-20
1-2 Hour
Easy

If you want to make garden flowers like these ones, you may want to add one little skill to your bag of tricks - drilling holes in dishes (glass, ceramic, metal). There is a complete tutorial on the Empress of Dirt site listed below.
Don't be afraid - it's a simple, slow process that takes a gentle touch, and once you know how to do this, you can make all sorts of other garden art projects as well.
It is also possible to make these just using silicone sealant as the adhesive but I prefer drilling holes and using wires to make it last through Canadian winters.
the secret to making glass garden art flowers, crafts, flowers, gardening
the secret to making glass garden art flowers, crafts, flowers, gardening
the secret to making glass garden art flowers, crafts, flowers, gardening
the secret to making glass garden art flowers, crafts, flowers, gardening
the secret to making glass garden art flowers, crafts, flowers, gardening
the secret to making glass garden art flowers, crafts, flowers, gardening
Empress of Dirt - Melissa

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5 questions
  • Sue hurd
    on Nov 16, 2016

    Can I got information on creating the garden flower plates . Have tried with no luck

    • Kim Gumm
      on Aug 26, 2017

      Silicon door and window blue /white tube. You'll get a caulk gun. To put on
      Menards has a drill bit call glass and porcelain. Bit
      Cost is$ 8.88. Likes like a Philip screw driver end.
      It put hole in middle plate the maybe middle size bit
      Not to small not to big... alittle water at first. Drilling
      Im going to drill dinner or big plate only.. glue smaller one on top.. there light weight..
      Got couple back thing to glue on finner plate znd put to rebar. You can choose to use a vase small
      Or beer bottle. Im going try the brass pipe fitting on this page they show. , put screw thur MIDDLE
      Big plate thur brass little cup hole . , put my silicone
      Glue hold cup from fittingon to back plate im glue and useing screw to hold heavy plate to rebar
      Next nut on tighten fast , gotta push on back plate glue to dry thighten screw. Let dry a day then
      Screw clamp on to . Rebar. 4 ft. Only 2.50 menards
      Sprsy painted green the rebar glued and screwed on. Glue smaller one , on to plate. Silicone... glue gems where you want .. good luck...kim..




  • Sandy Foster
    on Mar 31, 2017

    Where did you find the petal pattern styles of plates?

  • Barbara Rankin
    on May 28, 2017

    I have seen some glass flower art pieces with stamens. Do you know how the stamens are made and attached ? Thank you so much!
  • Beverly
    on Jun 9, 2017

    You have three pending questions. Just sayin'
    • Susie Mann
      on Jun 11, 2017

      What kind of silicone glue do you use? What kind of bit for drilling holes in the glass?
    • Patty Pritchett
      on Jan 6, 2018

      You must use a diamond drill bit that is for glass and ceramic. Drill bits for wood or metal will not work. You can get the bits at any hardware or home improvement store or on Amazon. Just look for any "slicone glue". Buy it at the same place you get your bits.
  • Peggy
    on Jul 2, 2018

    What type of drill should I use to put holes in glass?

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  • Wendy Terrill
    on Feb 20, 2018

    Stunning. Perfect for any garden.
  • Rose Redd
    on Mar 1, 2019

    You are very inspiring ! Been checking these out for a few months , collecting supplies 👍🏼DEFINITELY going to try this for my barren yard ! Ty so much for posting the tutorial = one can never know enough when starting a new thing !

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