Finally Started Making My Plate Flowers and Glass Towers.....what FUN!

Kathy Bass
by Kathy Bass
All the many trips to yard sales and thrift stores are finally paying off! Thanks to all of you who gave such great tips for making flowers and towers...they sure helped me out a LOT!!! Can't wait to make more!
I am drilling, gluing and using screws all the way thru so they should stay together!
A really colorful & whimsical flower!
Added some glass beads for extra color.
Love this one!
Pretty Pretty!!!
My 1st glass totem.I used GE Silicone,but found out it does NOT dry clear,so I switched to Plumbers GOOP and is clear,water proof and strong!Top piece looks off center,but it's a triangle cobalt bottle & looks straight from the front.
My 2nd totem. This one is one rebar in the garden, but took it inside for another purpose....
Turn it upside down and use it inside as a dessert tray.
Close up of bottom.
Top of totem.
My latest flower plate. Love the vivid colors!
Used the flattened spoon method to hang this plate & it's much easier & faster than the bell. I glued with Plumbers GOOP & put screw thru front plate then thru spoon with nut attached.
Bent spoon handle slips thru copper or conduit pipe. Can be easily taken in during harsh winters or storms.
Snowflake Christmas Plate
Another snowflake plate flower
Just finished this pretty blue flower it!!
Close up shows the center rose in a beautiful dark blue. Hoping I can find more of these!
One of my yellow and blue combos.
Burgundy & white...made several different combos with this pretty back plate.
Close up.
Black and pinks....beautiful!
Side view.
Love these lacy white plates. Hope I can find more!
Found 3 of these beautiful rose plates. Looking for more.
Center flowers.
One of my favorite new plates!
Beautiful bold but soft colors.
Blue Onion flower plate.
Close up.
Side view.
Another yellow & blue combo.
Beautiful and bright!
Blue and pink.
Close up.
Another burgundy combo.
Close up.
This one really sparkles in the sun!
Close up.
Made some smaller plates that can be used in pot plates.
Can also use then in a pot in the kitchen...where better to use plate flowers!
Love this navy & red plate. Wish I could find more like this!
Also cute in pot plants.
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  • Bonnie Doucet Bonnie Doucet on Mar 11, 2020

    What is in middle

    door knobs

  • Kathleen Oakley Kathleen Oakley on Jul 27, 2020

    Do you only use glass plates? Wondering if Melamine plates can also be used. I realize the glass is more desirable since you can see through the glass and they will shimmer.

  • Donna Donna on Sep 10, 2020

    I love your flowers and all of the colors!!! I am having trouble finding the large round plates/platters and the decorative glassware you have used. Any suggestions where I might find them other than rummages and thrift shops??? Thanks so much!!

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  • France's France's on Jul 02, 2020

    These are some of the prettiest ones I have seen. I will be trying your process. Beautiful!!!

  • Donna VanGorp Donna VanGorp on Mar 19, 2021

    Not really a question...just a comment...these are soooo pretty..I have been doing them for quite a while but, love yours! The colors you choose are awesome..