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!
A Few Other French Country Posts to Enjoy:
- DIY French Country Bookends
- French Country Headboard Makeover
- How to Create a French Country Bed Crown
- French Country Desk Makeover
- French Country Bench Makeover in Cartouche Green