Coat Hanger Topiary

August 17th, 2010 in member junk     
konarskio konarskio, member
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I wanted to make some Ivy Topiaries this year.  So I spent a serious amount of time pricing frames.  Ouch! Those buggers are expensive!  So I decided to make my own...out of coat hangers!  I got a box of metal coat hangers from my mom after her annual yardsale.  I used three hangers per a frame (2 for the ball and one for the stand).  It took a lot of banging with a hammer over a large tree limb(that my husband had cut for camping firewood) to get the rounded shape then I wired the top and bottoms together, and Viola!  A topiary for no cost at all!  I haven't tried different shapes yet, but I have a few thoughts for next season!

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, metal, garden, wire

Comments (3)

JunknStuff writes: I'm a NUT for topiaries...& you're right, the frames ARE expensive! I'm SO greatful for this idea, now! Thanks for sharing! Happy Junking! Posted: 9:58 am on September 1st
junkermidge writes: Oh, I love it! Smart lady. I might have to give it a try --your results are amazing.
Midge Posted: 4:13 pm on August 20th
RustyDiva writes: Ingenious! Posted: 2:48 pm on August 20th
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