Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Silver Platter Wreath

So, I was pursuing Pinterest the other day (what's new?) and came across this Gem of a Silver Platter Wreath (cheers to Donna from Funky Junk Interiors for pinning it):

Pinned Image
What a great idea for tarnished old silver!

It's from Bachmann's 2011 Holiday Idea House, posted by Hammers & High Heels (which I recommend you click over and check out - it's unbelievable!)

Anyway, I tucked that idea in the back of my mind for Yard Sale Season, UNTIL...

I came across these silver serving trays at The Dollar Tree!

To make the wreath, I first laid out the oval platters to form a circle and hot-glued them where they touched.

Next, I glued some cardboard rectangles to the backs of the platters to stabilize them.

Then, I went wild with some aluminum tape on the back to make sure everything was nice and sturdy.  I had a bunch of aluminum tape leftover from my Potting Bench project - it's very useful!

Next, I flipped the whole thing over, glued the round plates on top of the juncture of the oval plates.

Finally, using my husband's old dress shirt for "tarnish rags," I made a few bows and tied on a couple of tarnished silver pieces I had lying around.

I hung it in my dining room as the start to a Silvery White Winter Mantle that is starting to take shape!

The Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:

Silver Platter Wreath (12 Platters - $1 each, Rags & Additional Silver Pieces - on hand)

Total Fake-It Cost:  $12.00

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  1. This is a really neat project! I love using items from the Dollar Store. :)

  2. I love it!! I bought those same trays from Dollar Tree and painted the middle with chalkboard paint. I love how lightweight they are! I've already used them several times!

    Great pinterest inspired project!

  3. Great job on this project! Love how it turned out.

  4. So creative! What did we all do before Pinterest?

  5. What a great idea and your remake is fantastic!

  6. Love the wreath made of platters. Such a great idea. I love how you displayed it on the gate.

  7. This is very cute! I love the idea.

  8. I LOVE IT! Thank you so much for linking up my post, Bachman's is amazing! Love how your project turned out, I want to make one now!

  9. I like this idea, I think I would paint the platters different colors so it looks a little more modern.

  10. Love this idea and especially on the garden gate.
    Good "copy" and I like the price too.

  11. Amazing Collections! The images of silver chargers are so beautiful. I really love these Silver Flatware chargers. Antique silver pieces can be even more valuable than their silver content would indicate. Sterling silver and silver plated flatware can look and feel very astonishing.


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