Garden metal flowers

July 5th, 2009 in member junk     
dee54 dee54, member
14 users recommend

After seeing and making the glass plate flowers and breaking some while drilling I tried different sorts of metal.

posted in: member junk, metal, garden

Comments (16)

smiller0529 writes: Great idea! I love the metal flowers and yes they will patina nicely Posted: 11:52 pm on August 1st
firemama writes: Love the flowers! I also made the tier of plates and found the neatest way to use it is on my dresser to hold jewelry! I used a cup and saucer on top and my wire earrings fit beautifully around the rim!! Thanks Junk Beautiful for providing this format for us "junkers"!!! Posted: 6:10 am on July 25th
dee54 writes: Those are small glass mushrooms. I like using bowls placed upside down atop of glass ice cream glasses. Easy and fun to make. I have used colored glassware also for the mushrooms. Posted: 11:30 am on July 8th
DownHomeDIY writes: I love all the different shapes, sizes, etc. So creative. Are those "mushrooms"? This is top notch! Great job. It came together beautifully. Posted: 9:31 am on July 8th
CottageElements writes: Dee, you did a great job on these. Very creative.

Lani Posted: 12:25 am on July 7th
shabbychick writes: Dee - great metal flowers - and they will age so nicely in the garden too!

Thanks for sharing & welcome to JunkMarket Style!

Kathy Posted: 8:42 am on July 6th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Very nice, indeed!
Candy Posted: 6:28 pm on July 5th
alicemom writes: The metal fowers are so darling! Metal will reflect and get a nice patina too!
smiles, alice Posted: 10:34 am on July 5th
suewhitney writes: Hi All,

Hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend. This week's member highlight is from Dee54. I love the fact that Dee has put a new spin on the garden flower. These metal versions are delicious! Great job...thanks so much for sharing these little beauties with the JMS community!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 9:43 am on July 5th
lovecrafting writes: The glass flowers I have made are mounted on top of the post by cutting a notch in the pole and gluing the plate rim in the notch. Posted: 5:30 pm on July 4th
byabpryor writes: This is so beautiful. I too have glass but I don't want to drill them. But now I have a ton of metal & wood. Thanks for the glorious ideas - WOW! Posted: 9:45 am on July 2nd
RustyDiva writes: These are lovely and I imagine they reflect the sunlight perfectly. Good job! Posted: 11:25 am on June 26th
suewhitney writes: These are beautiful, Dee. Nice work! Thanks for stopping by the JUNKMARKET yesterday!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 9:51 am on June 26th
csudderth writes: Love these--nice to have a project that uses left over odd pieces of metal or glass.
Christy Posted: 11:36 pm on June 25th
dee54 writes: Thank-you for your comments. I use different metal items like silver plated platters,bowls, candle sticks that I may take apart, and anything else that I can drill a hole through. I drill a hole through the middle of the items that I fit together as a nice arrangement. I attach the all of the pieces to either a 2 foot piece of copper pole or conduit with a drawer pull and a stainless steel bolt. I use the pull as the center of the flower. Then I drill a hole down a ways on the pole and attach some spoon or fork trough using another stainless steel bolt and nut. If you find copper pieces they look very nice,too. I also pound a piece of rebar into the ground and place the flower over it for stability. It is fun to put things together and make these. Posted: 10:02 pm on June 25th
LuAnn writes: Love the metal flowers. How did you make these and what did you use. I'd like to try my hand at making some of these. You did a great job. Love the glass totems too!!

LuAnn Posted: 7:56 pm on June 25th
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