Crafts Using License Plates

You may have seen old license plates nailed to the walls of sheds and barns, but there are many craft projects that can be made using license plates. This is a guide about crafts using license plates.
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July 13, 2016 Flag
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Here is how to take an old license plate and turn it into a mail holder. Simply place it on the floor with the silver side up. Place your foot in the middle and fold both sides to the center. Make sure it stands flat. Place your mail in it and enjoy ! :)

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March 17, 2016 Flag

I am always trying to make or find something unusual for my grandson who has Aspberger's. Since he is now 19, it has gotten more difficult. He likes cars and soon will be going to an autotech school. So, digging through my packrat room, I found a car part (transmission pan?), an old lamp, and a set of old license plates. A little twisting, painting, and a splatter shield from Dollar Tree, here is the result.

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May 14, 2013 Flag
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I had never made a bird house before but I got the inspiration one day, this is the result.

I had some wood scraps I had laying around and some old license plates and some left over paint.

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May 21, 20130 found this helpful

Awesome job! Wouldn't the license plates act as solar panels and keep the house warm in the winter?

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July 2, 2008 Flag

Make an American flag from an old car tag.

Approximate Time: 30 minutes

Supplies:

Instructions:

    Spray paint the tag (license plate) using either red or white. That way you will only have to paint one set of stripes. Let dry.

  1. Paint on your blue background for stars, let dry.
  2. Paint on your other colored stripes, let dry.
  3. Use your star stencil to paint on the stars. You can free hand if you like or don't have a stencil.
  4. When the stars are dry paint with glitter paint.
  5. When completely dry, seal with acrylic sealer and let dry.
  6. Put wire in holes at top of tag. Hang and enjoy. Great for the upcoming 4th.

By Sandy from Bluff City, TN

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July 3, 20080 found this helpful

I love this, you can hang anywhere, like your porch, on your pool fence. A great way to say I love the U.S.A.

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July 4, 20080 found this helpful

could stencil your house numbers on it too in black for year round use , great idea thanks for sharing! happy 4th!

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July 9, 20080 found this helpful

What a cute idea !!

This will look great on a porch, or near the door.

And your directions were easy to understand.

I believe this is an item that the younger cub scouts could do, and yet it is also one that the older kids would like to do as well !!

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October 16, 2008 Flag
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Does anyone know how to make a license plate purse or tote with two plates? My husband is a volunteer fireman and they changed the design so I have 2 plates I would love to make something with! Thanks!

Jana from La Crosse, WI

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October 16, 20080 found this helpful

I don't know how to make the purse but how about book ends?

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October 16, 20080 found this helpful

You will need about 3 license plates to complete the project.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/inde ... oard=76;action=display;threadid=2162

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October 17, 20080 found this helpful

You could get some plastic shoe boxes and attach them to the front and make planters!

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October 19, 20080 found this helpful

I would punch and file holes all around the license plate. Then crochet between both sides width of your choice side and bottom and other side. Use wool color to compliment plate colors. Fashion a flap and clasp. You have a very good idea recycling old items. You can sew a liner for it too.

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October 19, 20080 found this helpful

I have seen a real neat one and it took one plate and 2 Volkswagon hub caps from an old beetle. She had the plate rolled and put one hub on either end with a handle and a latch to open and close it and 2 hinges, she some how lined the plate with spray on glue and fabric and she lined it before putting it together. Good Luck.

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November 16, 20080 found this helpful

I have made several, you can see them on my bog. I'd be happy to share instuctions. I only use 1 plate but you could make 2 purses.

http://princesshammerhead.blogspot.com

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