Beautiful Decorative Plaque Made From Dollar Store Items

7 Materials
$5
1 Hour
Easy

Y'all been seeing the pizza pans that are being created into these beautiful round signs right? Well this is a spin off from that except I'll be using a charger plate which are also round, cheap and lightweight so I thought they would make a great substitute!

Start Up Supplies

I have a pretty silver plate, large nautical rope scrap and some wooden beads along with small diameter jute string. No plan here yet but I've noticed the pizza pan projects often transition the pan height difference with a rope accent along that inside edge.

Cardboard Sign

This is a cardboard plaque from the dollar store which I'll use as my center message...I don't own a cricut to make lettering so I always look for ways to go around that! Now you'll see that the sign has accents of pink?

Pink Accent Foliage

Haha, another way I go around have limited access to things....I spray painted some plastic greenery to add in pops of pink! Shhh...that's a little secret I'd like to keep just between us.

Drilling Holes

Here's another secret...I've got loose lips today I'll tell ya!!! I make mistakes...lots of them and when you are making things on the fly...you will, trust me! So I propped my plate on the edge of a chair and drilled my two holes all confident and macho using my husband's drill!

Stringing Beads

Then I move on to the other part of stringing the wooden beads onto the jute string in a pattern of add one, tie a knot, add another, tie a knot and so on.

Hanger Added

See my boo-boo? Yep, the two first holes were daaaannnmppp! No good because when I hung it the platter was flipping out at me!! I couldn't have that so I adjusted where the holes would work better. No worries I'll conceal the holes with the nautical rope, maybe that's another reason why it's used on the pizza pans to hide the boo-boo's?

Gluing Rope to the Platter

Here we go, momma got it all under control, glue gun to the rescue to secure on my sign and the rope edging.

I know, I know I don't have alllllll of the holes covered up yet! These were what the sign originally had drilled to hang it from but I removed that string and no longer needed it. So what's a crafter to do now in order to cover it up?

Flowers, flowers always make things prettier so I made a small swag with a few stems of faux flowers that I had. I get excited as I near the finish line so I apologize, I don't have more of the process in making the floral accent. Snip stems shorter but leave them long enough to overlap each other as you see above and continue this with other florals as it's layered. I use floral wire to secure but a long twist tie would be a great substitute!

Floral Swag Added

It gets hot glued to the rope so that will also secure the swag in place. There that's it, holes are concealed and it's looking pretty in pink!

Hung for Inspection

They say the biggest room there is is the room for improvement , well I own such a room but at least now I had the idea and I knew it could work! I always prop my projects up and give them one last inspection to see if there's too much or not enough of something, somehow your eyes see it different hanging then when it's laid flat being made!

Welcoming Entry Display

I have been making items for a gallery wall to decorate my Mom's entry, it's a split entry so there's lots of bare wall to accent!! This sign will become a part of that display as well.

Platter Option

On another visit to the the dollar store I found these plastic platters, a little larger than the charger plate but I still gave it a whirl! This time I used the string as it was originally bought on the cardboard sign to hang it from. I just removed the strings, centered the sign on my platter and marked where the holes would need to be drilled into the platter. Drill, feed the string through both sign and platter and knots at the front on each end to prevent them from slipping back out. No worries the bow concealed the knots.

Wood Grain Platter

Did I mention I bought several of these platters? Haha, you already knew the correct answer to that I'm sure! Well ya know what that means? You are going to have to check back and see what I concocted up for them now too! Please do so...I'm sure I'll have something different! In the meantime stay healthy and happy as you craft, thanks so much for stopping by!

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