Painted Paper Plate Garland

To decorate last week’s craft party we hung a fun garland made from paper plates! A humble paper plate turned into a beautiful piece of art that can quickly center a party in a seriously pretty way. I love the challenge of making something pretty out of an unexpected material.

Painted Paper Plate Garland

Painted Paper Plate Garland

To make the painted paper plate garland you will need:

  • Paper plates
  • Paint
  • rope to hang the plates
  • Beads for separating them
  • A small hole punch for the center of each plate

Painted Paper Plate Garland

Painted Paper Plate Garland

1. Start by painting the edges of each plate and allowing it to dry out.

2. Punch a hole through the center of each plate and string onto a rope.

3. Use a small bead to separate each of the plates just enough to be able to see the pretty plate texture.

Painted Paper Plate Garland

Painted Paper Plate Garland

Painted Paper Plate Garland

The painted plates look like flowers! Such a fun way to update an otherwise plain party supply.

PS. Paper plates painted with food coloring.

(Photography ©A Subtle Revelry by Erin Holland).