Flowers That Never Die

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Do you have any old license plates in your garage? License plates use to be everywhere, but they are getting harder to find, and more expensive. I gathered a few from family members and then thought about what I wanted to make from them - flowers.
Step 1: Gather your supplies:

license plate/s

tin snips

petal pattern

screw, nut and washer

metal skewers

drill or drill press
Step 2: Create your petal pattern from paper. My large flower petals were about 2 - 2 1/2 inches long. Once you have 5 petals, lay them down to make sure they make a nice flower.
Step 3: Place petal on license plate and outline it with a magic marker.
Step 4: Cut out 5 petals using your tin snips.
Step 5: Once you have all of your petals cut, you need to drill a hole in the end of each petal. You can use a drill press, drill or a nail.
Step 6: Insert the screw into the front of one petal and then all of the others. Turn the petals over and place the metal skewers over the screw. Add the washer and nut and tighten down.
Step 7: You can bend the petals or just leave them alone. Make as many flowers as you like. The metal skewer makes a great stake to put in your pot or ground.
Check my web site for a complete tutorial on making these license plate flowers.
The license plate flowers give lots of color to my planter of snapdragons that haven't begun to bloom yet.
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Suggested materials:
  • Tin snips   (Any hardware store, home improvement store - cost between $12- $20)
  • Metal skewers   (Dollar Tree - $1)
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  • Chris Soh Chris Soh on Aug 10, 2016
    Oops, my email contact address is Singapore.

  • Kater Kater on Sep 24, 2020

    I did the whole plant thing in a Lloyd Loom wicker chair some years ago..

    But unfortunately being wicker it does eventually rot and you have to throw it away..sad day...