How to Make a Faux Porcelain Frame

Susan Myers
by Susan Myers
Create a floral frame that looks like Porcelain with dollar store flowers and plaster! This unique and beautiful faux Porcelain frame makes a wonderful gift.
This porcelain looking frame was made with silk flowers, plaster and paint!
I chose smaller flowers from the Dollar Store, ones with good definition. I clipped them into individual stems and small groups, keeping just a few of the leaves.
Take a disposable cup and fill it at least half full with powdered plaster. Add water gradually, stirring until you get a watered down consistency similar to thin yogurt.
One by one, dip your flowers fully into the plaster. Carefully shake of any excess plaster so that you don’t lose the definition of the flowers. For more details on the process see my link below!
Once the flowers have totally dried (a couple of hours), it is time to start gluing them onto your frame. I found this awesome frame at a thrift store, but any frame will work.
Using the White Gloss Paint, I then sprayed down the entire frame and flower combination. Be sure to attack it from all angles in order to get all the nooks and crannies in the flowers.
Once it is dry, add your favorite photo, and there you go. The white gloss paint gives the entire piece a porcelain look.
For details on the process and more step by step photos, see my link below!
Susan Myers
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  • Robyn Kozuch Robyn Kozuch on Aug 12, 2016
    Where did you find the plaster? Home Depot? Michaels? etc...?

  • Bre2954662 Bre2954662 on Jan 26, 2017
    What kind of white paint did you use?

  • Susie Susie on Dec 28, 2020

    I like this look - but wouldn’t spray painting the plastic flowers accomplish the same thing, or is it using plaster the only way to achieve the porcelain look?

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  • Rosie Clark Mason Rosie Clark Mason on Feb 25, 2017
    This is really pretty. But I will make my own flowers. I try to never buy these cheap ones. They are made in China. If we must buy them at least get them from a free trade country.

  • Michele DeJean Michele DeJean on Sep 10, 2018

    When I tried this project... I found a couple ways to improve the outcome slightly. First of all, I gave the frame a the frame a coat of paint before I glued the dipped flowers on because the first time I tried to make this you could see some of the old fram color behind the flowers a bit. Secondly, I put some of the plaster (a little thicker plaster) in the creases where the wood came together before the final thin coat of paint so you couldn't see the gaps like in the photos above. I didn't take any pics before I gave it away as a beautiful gift! I wish I had some pics, so I could show the difference it made to the final outcome. It just looked a little more like porcelain when completed. Hope this helps.

    Michele D.