Dress up your garden with these DIY Garden Decorations. A beautiful and easy Painted Relish Plate can look like a colorful garden flower.
This time of the year we often find ourselves in the yard, garage and gardens trying to spruce up our outdoor space after the long winter. While this work is never back-breaking, it is tiring and pretty mundane. Recently, I have found that both Jeremy and I are allowing our creative juices to flow when it comes to our home projects – usually this means a little extra time and work but always ends up being a job well done in the end.
Our latest project have been our veggie and flower gardens. About a month ago I shared a fun DIY River Stone Garden Marker idea for our veggie garden and man they make our garden look so bright and colorful! I love it. But now, it was time to focus on the flower gardens. Sure, the flowers add the beauty and color but our front garden needed a little kick of creativity.
Painted Relish Plate Garden Flowers
Small glass plates – relish dishes
Writing Pen caps
Spray Sealer for Glass – weatherproof
Wooden or metal dowels
1. Prepare glass plates by washing and drying them.
2. Prepare your craft space with your paint colors, the plates and paint brushes.
3. Turn plates over, you will be painting on the bottom of the plates.
4. Let those creative juices flow, create beautiful colorful flowers on the plates.
5. Add multiple layers of paint to get a nice variety of color.
6. Let paint dry for about 2 hours.
7. Once paint is dry, spray each paint side of the plates with spray sealer.
8. Let sealer dry for 1 hour.
9. Once sealer is dry, glue one writing pen lid to each plate. Let glue dry for 2 hours.
10. Once glue is dry, this took a while for ours, simply place dowel in pen lid. DONE!
11. Finally, place the pretty glass flowers in the garden.
I am in love with these pretty glass flowers!! They turned out great, the best part of this project was that it didn’t need perfection. I am not an artist but I was able to create some beautiful DIY garden art that gives our garden a personal touch of creativity.
Lauren Atkins says
Those are so cute. I could make those and put them in potted plants on my patio!
Amanda Kee says
A friend of mine recently told me about Stok Coffee and suggested I try it. I think now I am gonna have to try it! The plates you made are so cute! Such a fun activity to add some simple but home made decoration to your home! Thank you for sharing! I am gonna grab some this week to try!
Very cute! I've wanted to do something to brighten up our outdoors. Great idea! #client
Ashley Winters says
I loved the craft. That is such a cute idea to give your flowerbed a little spunk and creativity. What I love about them is they stay in bloom all year long 😉
Ashleigh Evans says
Oh my gosh, these are so cute! I love that you can do whatever colors or flowers on the glass plates. I was just looking at the cold brew at Walmart this weekend, it's good to know it's worth picking up. With 3 kiddos, I need all of the caffeine I can get!
D.P. Robinson says
These plates are too cute!!! This would be a great craft to do with my kids during Bible Study. Plus, I never heard of Stok's coffee but I am going to have to go out and try it.
Gwendolyn Mulholland says
Those plates are really cute and I think my daughter and her friend would love to make them. I am going to save this so we can do these this summer for our flower bed. What a great inexpensive and personal decoration!
Kristy @ Mommy Hates Cooking says
Ohmygoodness! I love, love, love these! They would be so fun for my kids to all make their own so I can decorate my garden space. I'll kick back with some iced coffee while they make their creations — win, win!
Coach Donna Ward says
Fun project and I could see that SToK™ Cold-Brew Iced Coffee would keep you refreshed for this outdoors enjoyment! I've not tried SToK™ Cold-Brew Iced Coffee yet – but will look for it! 🙂
Crystal VanTassel says
The plate is super cute! What a great way to brighten up a flower bed too! I have to say the iced coffee looks amazing and I will have to try it out!
Aileen Adalid says
Oh wow this is like a blast from the past! I remember making something similar years ago with friends. They're really cute and your designs look great!
This definitely sounds like a coffee drink I need to try as soon as possible!!