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DIY Plaster Flower Plaque

Today, we’re sharing a quick and easy DIY plaster flower plaque idea!

At the end of last year, I promised myself I would not start another big project until I had decluttered and organized our garage.

Honestly, it had gotten so bad.

There was barely a path from the laundry room to the garage door.

I’ve already chipped away at the paint cans, the DIY supplies, the scrap wood piles, and the holiday bins which feels like a big win.

I’m slowly starting to go through all the home décor accents and seasonal inventory items we keep on big shelving units too.

According to my Mom and aunts, our garage feels like shopping at an antique store. 

Which I’m totally taking as a compliment ?

While I’ve whittled down my stash pretty well, I know I can do even more.

My goal is to get the space so organized, I immediately shop the shelves before heading out to treasure hunt for something new.

Creating a DIY Plaster Flower Plaque…

All this leads me to the DIY plaster flower plaque we used for the French Country mantel art in the living room. 

Once I realized the original piece had 3 panels, I searched my stash for a set of plaster wall plaques I had been saving for years.

This is how the DIY plaster flower plaque looked once they were secured to the mantel art.

But this is how they started out.

Plaster wall plaques similar to these can be easily be found on Etsy and eBay.  I’ve seen them at thrift stores and charity shops at budget-friendly prices too.

They definitely have a cottage feel to them. And can be used in all sorts of ways from wall art to vignettes to bookshelves.

This DIY plaster flower plaque was created by painting 3 coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Country Grey to the base. 

And allowing for plenty of drying time in between each coat. 

Once the base was finished, I added a wash of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.

But you could barely see the flowers.

To help bring out the shape of the flowers, even more, I used an art detail brush and a 2:1 ratio of Pure White to carefully go over each flower and stem.

Just a heads up, you really have to watch for drips when you do this part because of the consistency of the paint.

It’s definitely worth the trouble though. The finish on the DIY plaster flower plaque is really pretty.

A French Country Look for Less…

I know you might not have an extra-large piece of wall art lying around just waiting to be transformed into a French Country mantel art as we did. 

But if you want a similar look on a smaller scale, consider framing your DIY plaster flower plaque. 

Decorative frames with lots of detailing in all shapes and sizes can usually be found for reasonable prices.

So, be sure to check estate sales, charity shops, antique malls, and outdoor events.

It’s really a budget-friendly way to get the look for less!

I still have a few other pieces in my stash that can be transformed. For now, I’m concentrating on adding the final touches to the living room.

It’s been slow going but I know it will all come together soon enough!

Let us know if you’ve ever created a DIY plaster flower plaque or if you’ve been painting anything lately. Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

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Many blessings,

CoCo

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20 Comments

    1. Thanks so much, Rachel, I really appreciate it! Hugs, CoCo

  1. I’ve never really seen those before. Maybe I’m looking in the wrong places or maybe I go to such junky places, they don’t know what they are either?! 😉 They are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Pinned

    1. That is so crazy, Cindy! They used to be at our thrift stores all the time. I know a lot has changed since the pandemic though. Half the people tell me there’s nothing good anymore and the other half say the prices have gotten completely outrageous. I haven’t been in a while but I’m definitely looking forward to getting out there again. Hugs, CoCo

    1. Thank you so much, Tanya, I really appreciate it. They were so much easier to paint than I thought they would be! Hope your day has been a fun one so far, CoCo

  2. Coco, I LOVE this!! This is so me and up my alley. I love the paint treatment you used. It completely brought the flowers.

    Fantastic job my friend.

    Cindy

    1. Thank you so much, Cindy, I really appreciate your kind words! Hugs, CoCo

    1. That would be so sweet of you, Kim, thank you so much!

  3. CoCo this is so beautiful! I got here today from Centerpiece Wednesday, and I just clicked on a beautiful photo without looking at who posted it. I was amused, but not surprised, that I once again landed on your page – you have such absolutely gorgeous photos! I love your posts every time! 🙂 Thanks for another wonderful idea, and for sharing your beautiful style!

    1. You are so sweet, Barbara, thank you! I’ve been slowly going through my stash of things! I swear it feels like it grows overnight sometimes. Thanks so much for your kind words, I really appreciate them. Hugs, CoCo

  4. Your finished art piece looks amazing! I would have never guessed how the pieces looked originally. Beautiful transformation!

    1. I really appreciate it, Allyson, thank you so much! Hope you have the best week, CoCo

  5. Wow Coco, that finished art piece is absolutely fabulous and so perfect for above the mantel too. You never disappoint sweetie.
    Thank you for sharing your DIY plaster plaque at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring it at tomorrow’s party and pinning too.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

    1. Such a sweet surprise and fabulous way to end the week, Kerryanne, thank you so much! Our garage is totally bananas so I’m all for finding the best way to reuse what we have on hand in project ideas. Can’t wait to see you at the party! Hugs and thank yous, CoCo

  6. These are gorgeous CoCo! What a great way to upcycle plaster flowers. I’m definitely keeping my eye out for some next time I go junking! Thank you so much for sharing these at Farmhouse Friday – we’re featuring you in tomorrow’s party!

    1. That is so sweet of you guys, Michelle, thank you so much! I’ll be on the lookout for some in my area too so I can send you guys a care package. Big hugs and thank yous, CoCo

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