There are as many silver plate repurpose ideas as there are stars in the sky, and you can find silver plate items really cheap at thrift stores and flea markets. So get ready to make a DIY project or a simple display!
Silver Plate Repurpose Ideas
I paid $10 for this beautiful assortment of silver plate (silverplate) items. I love a good auction. I have a lot of ideas for these pieces and always search Pinterest for inspiration. Take a look at some of my earlier repurpose projects and a few amazing projects I discovered recently. Let me know if you have a favorite.
1. Containers for Faux Succulents
The small sugar and creamer from my auction haul and a silver-decorated glass creamer from my china cabinet look awfully pretty filled with river rocks and faux succulents. You probably remember the faux succulents from when I showcased them in thrift store glasses.
2. Hanging Magnet Board
A while ago, I repurposed this silver plate serving tray into a magnet board/tray. It’s a fun idea and really simple, too. I find these trays all the time at the thrift store. I made the magnets using old jewelry pieces. Magnets are fun to make and they make great gifts. You can make magnets out of just about anything……small.
3. Silver Platter Wreath
I instantly fell in love with this door wreath by Dinah from DIY Inspired. She painted a silver plate tray with chalkboard paint and added the greenery and bow. I’ve never made a silverplate wreath but I see on in my near future.
4. Table Centerpiece
Fill a large shiny silverplate coffee urn with a bouquet of flowers, faux or real.
5. Candlestick Photo Display
A simple DIY that makes an impact. The silver plate candlestick photo holder from Homeroad can be used to display all kinds of things. Placing the wine cork in the holder spot for the candle and adding the wire was genius.
6. Faux Succulent Planter
I used a fancy silver plate bowl to display faux succulents and set it on a bedside table in the guest bedroom. You want your guest bedroom to be welcoming and you can do that by adding things like candles, plants, lamps, and throws.
7. Christmas Display
Silver plate trays come in all shapes, sizes, and designs. I like the ones that have little feet and scalloped sides. This one was perfect for filling with fake snow (Epsom Salts) and miniature Christmas ornaments. Santa and the Reindeer completed the look.
8. Silver Plate Goblet Candle
This was my first attempt at making a candle and it went pretty well. The goblet was just calling out to be made into a candle. You can see how I made a candle here……. How To Make A Silver Plate Goblet Candle
9. Silver Plate Ribbon Organizer – Painted
I know I’m going to get some flack for spray painting the silver plate stand. In my defense, I made this project years ago and if I had it to do over again, would not paint it. The piece does make a great ribbon organizer.
10. Display Christmas Ornaments
There is really no need to recreate everything. Old silver plate is great for displaying all kinds of things. I filled this pretty bowl with silver Christmas ornaments.
11. Silver Plate Jewelry Stand
I’m a sucker for silver plate candelabras and I admit to never thinking to use them to organize jewelry. My friend Sarah shined this one up and it looks so fancy with all that bling.
12. Silver Plate Tray And Dome
The things you can display under a cloche or a cheese dome are endless. Of course, they have to be small. I’ve even displayed pretty drawer pulls in a cloche. This Christmas display with miniature village houses is from Shabby Sweet Cottage.
13. Christmas Tray Display
Fill silver plate sugars and creamers with snowmen, miniature Christmas trees, tiny ornaments, or other seasonal decor. Set them on a table in any room of the house. The sugar and creamer sets can also be used as desk organizers for paper clips and such.
14. Silver Plate Chalkboard Wreath
Create a festive and welcoming door wreath for Christmas using a silver plate tray or platter. Paint it with chalkboard paint and decorate it with Christmas greenery. Add a fabulous ribbon hanger as the final touch.
13 Ideas For Repurposing Silver Plate
As you can see a lot of times, there is no makeover involved….displays are easy to make and the repurposed silver plate can be used again and again in various ways and all through the year.
repurpose ideas you liked. Thanks for being here, and have a great day, Kathy
Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com