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How to Make a Decorative Plate Craft

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You will not find a more fun summer craft idea. This easy decorative plate craft is so cute and perfect for your farmhouse decor, I just love it!

The best part is that it’s perfect for the person that has, erhm, saved up some extra yarn that they really didn’t need (why did I even buy it?!). I mean, if it uses extra craft supplies, I felt like that needs to be in my life, right?!

So, if you’re ready for it to be in your life…let’s get started.

easy summer wreath craft

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One of the best things about this project, like I said, is that it uses that yarn I bought in 1999 that I never have used. Like that random variegated stuff that won’t even work for a crochet project, even if I wanted it to.

It also uses the dark green variegated yarn mom handed down that she may have bought sometime in the 70’s…who knows?!

And what other project can you say that about?

easy metal decorative plate craft

The project itself kind of grew out of the mixture of those two yarn skeins.

They needed eachother.

They needed to become one.

The needed to become a watermelon.

Heh.

how to make a watermelon decorative plate craft

What do I Need to Make this Decorative Plate Craft?

For this project here is what you need:

  • Pencil
  • Metal Plate Wall Hanging (I got mine at Hobby Lobby)
  • Pink Variegated Yarn
  • Green Variegated Yarn
  • Black or Dark Grey Yarn
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue
  • Scissors
  • Xacto Knife

You can find the metal plates from the dollar store or thrift stores. Or you can use glass plates–even white plates. It doesn’t have to be a vintage plate or food safe, just a plate.

And in about 30 minutes, you have an awesome watermelon wreath or summer wall decor!

supplies to make a summer wreath

And that’s it, I mean, so simple, right?! And the project itself is really just as quick as it is to gather all the supplies.

So, get ’em all together and let’s get crafty!

Oh, and after you pin this so you can come back to the project when you’ve got everything together, I would love for you to leave a comment on what you think of this tutorial.

easy metal decorative plate craft
Yield: 1 Adorable Decorative Plate Craft

DIY Decorative Plate Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

This is the cutest summer decorative plate craft and so simple! The easiest way to make a fun summer wreath AND use up random craft supplies. LOL!

Materials

  • Metal Plate Wall Hanging (I got mine at Hobby Lobby)
  • Pink Variegated Yarn
  • Green Variegated Yarn
  • Black or Dark Grey Yarn
  • Printed "Summertime" Paper

Tools

  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue
  • Pencil
  • Xacto Kife
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. With an Xacto knife, cut out the lettering on the printed "summertime" paper.
  2. Tape the paper to the metal plate, positioned where the lettering is lined up on the outside edge.
  3. Using the pencil, color in the lettering onto the metal.
  4. With the green yarn, start hot gluing it to the outside edge of the plate, following the round and working on the spiral toward the inside.
  5. Hot Glue about 10-15 rounds of green yarn then trim it off.
  6. At the end of the green, hot glue the beginning of the pink yarn and begin working it in rounds.
  7. Hot glue the pink yarn in rounds until you fill the entire plate center.
  8. Trim off 5-10 1/4-inch long pieces of black or charcoal yarn.
  9. Hot glue the black pieces of yarn randomly throughout the pink yarn area.
  10. Enjoy!
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