Easy to Make Dish Flowers

1-2 Hours
Plus 5 ways to attach them to the ‘stems!’ Our Flea Market Gardening experts show how to make dish flowers, how to attach the ‘stems’ and how to put on the finishing touches!
Why we love dish flowers!-Mainly, we, at Flea market Gardening, love ceramics of any kind! We love the idea of using recycled and unloved dishes in our favorite places, our gardens. Even off season we can get some color there. We love the search for just the right colors, patterns and sizes to complete the project. That’s part of the fun! Making dish flowers can be done in or outdoors and in any season, too.
Ann Elias copper-stemed flower
Ann Elias used soft copper tubing bent in her special way to form leaves
Barbara McGee's dish flower 'patch'
Barbara McGee's dish flowers are attached to twisted stair railings
Louise Yunck's beautifully displayed dish flo
Louise uses texture and color to make her 'flowers' rich-looking and just gorgeous!
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Frequently asked questions
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  • Brenda G Thomas Brenda G Thomas on Nov 20, 2015
    What do you use to attach the glass to the metal?
  • Cheryl Cheryl on Oct 15, 2016
    How to attach plate flower to ground
  • Joyce Joyce on Nov 15, 2016
    When you attach the stem up into the bottle, how do you stabilize the dish flower. Mine keeps turning from side to side. I am using glass bottles.
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