How to Hang Plates, Platters & Bowls on a Wall {video}

How to hang plates, platters and bowls on a wall // The Inspired Room blog

I love hanging interesting objects on my walls, including my favorite plates, platters and even my Polish Pottery quiche plates in my dining room! But how do I actually get them to hang on the wall? How to hang plates on a wall is a FAQ answered here on The Inspired Room and one I’ve shared in The Inspired Room book, too. But today I thought it might be helpful and kind of fun if I actually showed you, so my daughter Courtney and I put together a little video as a visual. See below (make it full screen if you want to!) or click here to watch on YouTube!

You can find plate hanging supplies (as well as many other items from our home) in our online shop. You can also find them here and here.

How to Hang Plates Platters and Bowls on the Wall - The Inspired Room Blog - A Video

Be sure to stop back later, I’ll finally post my latest ideas and a few more inspiration pics for my new dining room! I cannot wait to transform it into a room we’ll love spending time in. 

DIY Floral Heart {Valentine’s Day Gift Idea}

DIY Floral Heart - Valentines Gift Idea at The Inspired Room

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Hi friends! It’s Michaela and I’m back at The Inspired Room to share a fun DIY project you can do in the month of February for Valentine’s Day. I’m not sure about you, but I love flowers (as seen here and here) so any excuse I have to play with them, I pretty much use it!

Today I’m showing you how to make a heart-shaped flower arrangement! Even if you don’t have a Valentine, this DIY project is adorable, easy, and would be so fun to do with a group of girlfriends as a Valentines craft party! I would recommend doing this project within a few days of Valentines Day so the flowers stay fresh.

DIY Floral Heart for Valentines Day - Michaela Noelle Designs for The Inspired Room

You’ll need:

– Flowers. I used carnations and spray roses because they open up big and take lots of space, are fluffy, and the carnations look like baby peonies if they are the right color and type.
– A kraft box in the shape of a heart. I found mine at Hobby Lobby for $2.99!
– Floral foam. It’s okay if it’s a little smaller than the box you’re using.
– Scissors
– Foil
– Knife
– Bowl of water + plant food

DIY Valentines Floral Heart  - Michaela Noelle Designs for The Inspired Room
Step 1: Line your kraft heart box with foil so that the water from the floral foam doesn’t soak through the box.

DIY Valentines Floral Heart - Gift Idea
Step 2: Cut your floral foam to fit inside the heart shaped box. I did this by finding a piece of foam that fit well into the box in the first place. To cut out the exact shape, I stuff as much of it into the lid of the box, turned it over and used a knife to cut the excess away.

DIY Floral Heart Tutorial for Valentines Day
Valentines Gift Idea - DIY Floral Heart

DIY Floral Heart for Valentines Day

Step 3: Fill a big bowl with water and mix in the plant food. Drop in your circle of floral foam and let it soak up all the water. I let mine soak for 10 minutes.

DIY Floral Heart Project

Step 4: The fun part! Begin cutting your blooms, leaving about an inch or so of stem, and stick the stem in the floral foam.

DIY Floral Heart - The Inspired Room

Continue doing this with all the flowers. Carnations have a sturdy stem, so it was easy to place those in the floral foam, whereas the roses have tiny, weaker stems and needed to be pushed in more carefully (make sure you hold their stem at the base while you’re pushing it into place.) To make Carnations make look more like peonies, you can peel back some of their petals. Also, when I look for Carnations, I always try to find the ones whose petals are scrunched up, much like a peony, in the middle.

DIY Floral Heart for Valentines

DIY Valentines Floral Heart - The Inspired Room

Use small flowers to fill in the gaps, if there are any. Then place the heart flower arrangement on your coffee table, lean it on a bookshelf, attach ribbon and hang it on your door, etc.

DIY Valentines Day Floral Heart - Michaela Noelle Designs for The Inspired Room

How to Make a DIY Floral Heart for Valentines Day - Michaela Noelle Designs for The Inspired Room

DIY Floral Heart- Valentines Gift Ideas
DIY Floral Heart - Valentines Gift Idea

I just love how it adds such a whimsical touch to my home for Valentine’s Day! It also smells glorious.

Have fun giving this a try! Happy February!

xoxo
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