Flower Power Garden Stakes

March 3rd, 2009 in member junk     
ANGELZ ANGELZ, member
15 users recommend

I started making these recycled silverware flowers and became a bit addicted to collecting them from everywhere. Use a bold cutter to score making the leaves from the handles. Petals are welded onto metal washers. Only use stainless and steel posts as silver plate will NOT weld.
Thrift store mixer beaters bloomed into tulips!
A hummingbird hatched from 3 spoons,a fork tine beak.a pair of knife end wings and a fancy pickel fork tail.
The butterfly flew together with cut out wings and a butter (of course) knife.
Durango is home of the Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Plenty of old railroad spikes available. Mr. grasshoppers legs and antennae are cut pieces of coat hangers.
I started making these recycled silverware flowers and became a bit addicted to collecting them from everywhere. Use a bold cutter to score making the leaves from the handles. Petals are welded onto metal washers. Only use stainless and steel posts as silver plate will NOT weld.

I started making these recycled silverware flowers and became a bit addicted to collecting them from everywhere. Use a bold cutter to score making the leaves from the handles. Petals are welded onto metal washers. Only use stainless and steel posts as silver plate will NOT weld.


Recycled silverware garden stake art


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Angelz
posted in: member junk, whimsical, fun, garden, silver-metallic, silverware art

Comments (16)

jome writes: I am sponsoring a charity in honor of my late siblings and would like to find a source for 1000 plus silverware garden
art hummingbirds to sell to various organizations to help raise awareness and support for medical research. I am aware they are made in Mexico and would be blessed if someone would come forward and offer help to obtain these pieces at the least possible cost.
sincerely
josephus mendel
email: jome1251@live.com Posted: 5:32 pm on April 20th
shabbychick writes: These are soooo cute and creative! Love the hummingbird and butterfly the best!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 4:02 pm on March 11th
pofolksdecorator1 writes: I love the fence! I have to wait til my hubby goes on a business trip to do stuff like that. Can't wait til his next trip.... Annie Posted: 10:34 am on March 11th
ANGELZ writes: Will post a close up how to in a couple days.Thanks ALL for the rave reviews! Good to hear since I've made over 100 and my shows don't start till July. Show fees keep going up as well as motel/food expenses, but we always have a great time.(Time for a little out of town junkin as well!) Posted: 9:10 pm on March 5th
Chovey writes: Oooh...these are just awesome! Can we see some up close pics of the flowers hanging on the white fence, too???
cynthia Posted: 6:26 pm on March 5th
OldBarnRescue writes: These are so clever -- quite a bit of work in all those as well. Love the beater tulips! Thanks for sharing! Posted: 5:12 pm on March 4th
AndreaOpulentCottage writes: They are absolutely precious! I love them all, but the hummingbird really steals my heart. What a clever idea, and it really makes me want to get out in my garden! Thanks for the inspiration! Andrea Posted: 6:55 pm on March 3rd
MelHow writes: Love, love, love the beater tulips.

Makes me think I need to learn how to weld. Posted: 5:18 pm on March 3rd
irishrovr writes:
These are simply adorable! Clever, clever, clever!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 4:00 pm on March 3rd
grannijo writes: WOW!!!...what a great idea..never seen it before...love the tulips!!!..favorite flower!...great job... Posted: 3:05 pm on March 3rd
upyourattic writes: These are sooooo cool!

I've been having a ball making button bouquets since seeing a post on here and NOW I have to start making these! Can't wait for Thrifting Thursday to check out the silverware...

WOnderful post

Patti Posted: 10:04 am on March 3rd
SeaGlassLady writes: These are positively ingenious! Wonderful garden accents! Posted: 9:41 am on March 3rd
suewhitney writes: These are fabulous! Nicely done my friend. I love them all, but the beater tulips are my absolute fav!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:39 am on March 3rd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I have never seen this type of creation to date and think they are fabulous! So very cute.
Candy Posted: 8:32 am on March 3rd
junkermidge writes: WOW! Those are amazing! I love them! Each piece is such a clever design and just darling. Way to go!
Midge Posted: 8:23 am on March 3rd
snowyowl writes: Great idea here. I love these!! I have windchimes made of silverware and one with 2 forks back to back and each prong pulled out and holds a prism. I love these. I saw on the internet hwere people took the handles and cut them off and turned the top under with a ring for a key chain too. these are great garden art. I love them. So whimsical too. Posted: 8:02 am on March 3rd
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