This project uses garden art flowers made from old plates and dishes, kitchen utensils, and a few other supplies.
For instructions on how to make the dish flowers, see this post:
After building a privacy wall for our patio this summer, the flowers seemed like a the perfect choice for decorating the big, blank wall.
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Repurposed Garden Art Flowers
Here’s a look at one half of the patio wall. You can see my collection of cobalt blue glass peaking through the top window.
I had the dish flowers displayed in the garden but, due to the sandy soil, I found it hard to keep them in place. Everything falls over in sandy soil! Time to mount them on the wall, I say.
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- Garden art dish flowers
- Kitchen utensils (for leaves): whisks, spoons, forks, beaters from electric mixer, measuring spoons…
- Pre-twisted seagrass rush or similar thick twine (for stems). You could also use old garden hose or twine.
- Poultry staples (to attach twine)
- Deck screws (to hang flowers and some utensils)
- Tools: hammer, screw driver, wire cutters to cut twine
1. Plan flower arrangements choosing which utensils to use for each flower.
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2. Attach flower to wall, then add stem (rush seating twine) with poultry tacks.
3. Add leaves (whisks, spoons, forks, beaters from electric mixer, measuring spoons…) with screws or poultry tacks.
At last: the unwanted electric mixer beaters of the world have a purpose!
Here’s a closeup look at some of the finished flowers. The (bottom left) one is made from a metal basket-type thing I found (and have no idea what it’s supposed to be used for).
Here’s the entire wall of flowers. I still want to add little, half flower pots to the base of the stems (if I can find some):
In case you’re curious, those are my surplus tomatoes growing there (planted very late-we’ll see if we get a summer long enough for them to ripen before the frosts set in).
I’m sure I’ll be adding more to the wall but for now I like how it adds some art to the entrance to the garden.
No water required.
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛