BBQ Bottle Bug/Bee

June 20th, 2010 in member junk     
secondhandrose secondhandrose, member
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Empty bbq sauce bottle

My hubby is beginning to think I'll never throw anything away! ( He admitted this turned out better than he would have imagined, though)  I painted the bottle to imitate mercury glass (doesn't really show up in the pics) and after attaching wire wings "sewed" window screen material on.  My young assistant. aka 5-year-old grandson, poked a tiny hole in the screen material on one wing, so I covered it by attaching a few beads  -- easier than re-doing the entire wing!  I picked up a thingy at the hardware store meant to cover holes in metal (knock-out plug?) to cap the top of the bottle, and glued flat glass marbles on for the eyes.  She (of course it's a girl!!) flies from a short shepard's hook in one of my flower beds.

Pattern or design used: My own design
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Comments (6)

doggbo writes: Wow bet there are alot of friendly bees in everyones garden! Posted: 9:36 pm on October 16th
suewhitney writes: Cute as can be! What a great addition to your garden...

Take care
Sue Posted: 12:47 pm on June 22nd
RustyDiva writes: I love love love garden bugs ~ of the fake kind. Not so crazy about the real ones. :) Wonderful job and very creative! Posted: 10:59 am on June 22nd
alicemom writes: It looks like a great addition to your yard. Clever and darling.
smiles, alice Posted: 4:53 am on June 21st
BillyJo writes: I just love it. Great wings! BillyJo Posted: 1:54 am on June 21st
MakinItHappen writes: Very cute and imaginative! Posted: 11:55 am on June 20th
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