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My latest totem

posted by: kelweco on 07.02.2010 at 09:23 pm in Garden Junk Forum

I made this totem as a gift for some special family friends celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary. I placed a 50th anniversary bell in a gold dome at the bottom. Also included are a 50th anniversary wine goblet and other gold and frosted glass.

Here is a link that might be useful: 50th Anniversary totem

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great clear glass totem
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RE: Preliminary Plate flower adhesive results (Follow-Up #22)

posted by: pesky1 on 01.20.2010 at 01:00 am in Garden Junk Forum

A key to GOOP products is to apply a small amount to each surface to be glued. Let it stand for a few minutes, till it gets a tacky film on it. Then join the 2 pieces, and for very best results, clamp it. I always used masking tape to hold the pieces together for at least 24 hrs and never had any trouble with GOOP coming apart.

I used to make totems and other glass/metal (copper) garden art for years and sold more than I can remember and none ever came back for repairs, and I used Plumbers Goop exclusively. Oddly enough, I never had good luck with GEII.

Never waste your time on those 2 part epoxies..they are just not accurately measured enough, and you have to really mix them a lot to get the chemicals to activate. Plus it does have a tendency to get brittle. Stick with the liquid/gel products such as the GEII and GOOP. (Also, the GOOP products are all pretty much the same formulation BTW)


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My new idea for plate flowers awesome!!!

posted by: gardencraze on 08.31.2009 at 09:00 pm in Garden Junk Forum

Remember I said I was working on an idea for the plate flowers????
Well Ithink this is it

After I made my plate and it was very dry, I flatten a soup
spoon with a hammer and glued it to the back of the plate, when the spoon was dry to the plate, (very dry)
Using 1/2 inch metal electrical pipe I hammered the pipe in the ground and simply sliped the end of the spoon into the pipe.So easy and worked like a charm and is very sturdy and looks very clean. I just didn't like that elbow sticking out in the back.

Please tell me what you think good or bad I can handle it LOL Here are pix.

new plate flower Idea

new plate flower Idea

rose and blue together

roses are red plate flower

I need to take a pic of the back it looks really good and clean
I'm not blue

I tried a fork as you can see but I didn't like how it looked. oh and I got that slant I was looking for by bending the spoon a little.

Thanks for looking
Carmen

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RE: I can finally tell about Beetle Bits System (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: calamity_j on 06.29.2008 at 12:22 pm in Stained Glass & Mosaics Forum

Here is the website for SGQ....

Here is a link that might be useful: Stained Glass Quarterly

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New to mosaics & questions

posted by: kboat on 07.03.2008 at 11:56 am in Stained Glass & Mosaics Forum

This is my first post, though I have been doing a lot of research, reading, and looking at your wonderful project pics on the forum. I'm so impressed with the talent and creativity of this group! You all have really inspired me to get busy with some projects.

20+ years ago, I dabbled in stained glass, but due to kids, life, etc., set it aside. I saw some mosaic pieces, and decided to dust off my supplies and give it a try. I had a round window cut out that was the perfect size to turn into a birdbath using a 16" terracotta saucer. I just replaced the clear rippled background with some sky blue opaque glass for tessarae, cut in various shapes, and now have the bottom of the birdbath complete.

I hope you all don't mind some questions as I go through this process? The questions that I have (so far!) are:

1. Tips on tile cutting: I bought some 3/4" italian mosaic tiles that I want to use for the inner sides and top edge of the birdbath. I have the wheeled nippers, but am having difficulty cutting these tiles in half and keeping a uniform even size. Any tips on this, or should I just not worry about them being "the same"?

2. Tips on choosing grout color: Any tips on selecting grout color? Since this piece has a light blue "sky" background, I don't think I want to go with black (but maybe I do?)? I worry that with the soft colors in the glass, the piece will "wash out" if I use a light color. I read on a mosaic site that a "silver" (I'm assuming a medium grey) works with just about anything. This panel has blue sky, green hummingbird with red chest, soft purplish flowers and dark green leaves. Any thoughts?

3. Grout: Does anyone have any experience with the keracolor sanded grout from Lowe's? If not, any favorite?

4. Caulk: I used the GE II clear caulk to apply the glass. In some places, there is a little caulk on the bottom of the terra cotta saucer (I cleaned off the top and any that ws between the glass with a razorblade. How about little spots where I got it on the saucer? Will the grout stick okay, or does every little bit of caulk need to be removed?

5. Any particular type of sealer that people like the best?

6. Do you all typically mosaic the outside of the rim and outside of the saucer, or just leave it terra cotta?

7. Any suggested "stands" for the 16" saucer? I don't think I'm ready to mosaic a pedestal, so if you have any ideas for metal stands or bases that the saucer would fit into, that would be great.

Thanks, and sorry for all my dumb questions! Look forward to sharing posts with you all in the future!

Kathy

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WIP and a couple finished projects

posted by: flagtruck on 07.20.2008 at 10:11 pm in Stained Glass & Mosaics Forum

Hi Y'all - The big urn is finally finished and set in place, it should be pumping water by tomorrow. The wrought iron table and chairs are a estate sale find that I cleaned up and painted Purple. I finally got around to finishing with the gems to add some color and match the mosaic insets in the brick patio.
The cinderblocks are another set I am making and the work in progress on them and the Purple pot are progressing nicely and tomorrow is a grout day to finish a few more projects. I will post the urn pumping water tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed it all works.
Carol

Here is a link that might be useful: WIP and a few finished things

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Firefly Lites ~

posted by: decompost on 11.29.2006 at 06:08 pm in Garden Junk Forum

I've had the toughest time trying to get photos of these to turn out,
even these aren't very good, but they seem to be the best I can do :-(

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The bigger one hangs in my pergola, with a bunch of other glass junk :^)

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New Member, Scheming Spring Greenhouse Construction.

posted by: hartwood on 12.23.2007 at 07:36 am in Greenhouses & Garden Structures Forum

Hi, All.

I usually hang out in the Rose forums -- I've been lurking here for a few weeks now, thoroughly enjoying what I am finding.

Though I will be new to anything greenhouse related, I am not new to gardening or construction. I'm a long-time remodeler and carpenter. My husband and I have been restoring and renovating an 1848 brick Gothic Revival farm house for the past 5 years. There's not much I can't either build or fix -- I take pride in trying to solve problems by thinking outside the box whenever possible. It's time to put some of my efforts this winter into planning the construction of a greenhouse -- something I have wanted for a long time. I have been trying to come up with a plan to put some of my collected salvage materials to use in the process.

My current scheme started when I was reading an article on this greenhouse in a fairly recent issue of BH&G magazine. I figured I could modify it to use my salvage windows and stuff, so I ordered the plan.

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This idea went by the wayside earlier this year when I found the photos of wyndyacre's greenhouse. Using her greenhouse for inspiration, I have now ordered the plans for this shed:
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I expect it will be fairly straight-forward to modify this into a greenhouse, enlarging it from the original 12 x 16 to at least 12 x 20 -- why completely reinvent the wheel if you don't have to? I have the sash from 5 very large double-hung windows that I plan to gang together to use along the south wall, and other various window sash for the end and north walls. Last month, I scored some cool 1930's metal kitchen cabinets with a cast iron sink from Craig's list for the inside.

The only thing that's still undecided is how to do the roof. It appears that wyndyacre used sliding door panels for her roof. What genius! How is the roofing done to make this weatherproof? Framed and flashed and shingled like skylights? I'm still trying to figure it out.

I look forward to hanging out here while this project develops and afterward. The tone here is helpful and friendly, and it makes newbies like me feel welcome. Just thought you'd like to know.

Connie

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amazing
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Enchanted Doors

posted by: enchanteddoor on 07.22.2007 at 02:13 pm in Garden & Flower Crafts Forum

Hello everyone my family makes enchanted doors for gnomes, fairies and hobbits that live in your garden or home.
Please tell me what you all think or any ideas would help allot.
If you would ike to see them they are at EnchantedDoor!

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Every house needs and enchanted door
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400 GJ Photos!!!

posted by: purplemoon on 06.02.2008 at 07:37 pm in Garden Junk Forum

Wooo Hoooo........
Bells, Whistles, Confetti,
Ding, Ding, Ding.......
We DID It.
400 Photos to Inspire. To Enjoy. To Share!
We've got totems 'n bowling balls, birdhouses 'n bottle-trees, fairy 'n gnome gardens,
bed benches 'n potting benches, wheelbarrows 'n old bikes, 'n anything else plant-able.
Old ladders, ponds 'n patios, and oh so many pretty gardens!
We've got rocks 'n rust 'n glass.
In other words, we've Got It ALL.
YOU recycle, re-purpose, re-create. YOU have fun, and YOU see the MAGIC in Stuff that others don't.
Congratulations Everyone, on your talents and creativity,
and the beauty YOU bring to the world by seeing Old Things thru New Eyes!
Bless each and everyone of you Garden Junkers!
hugs, Karen

Here is a link that might be useful: GJ Inspriation Album

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This is an amazing collection of re-purpose items. Everyone should be proud of themselves
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RE: My latest birdfeeder (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: nmgirl on 04.25.2008 at 11:50 am in Garden Junk Forum

Thanks for the nice comments, now onto the questions.

Just for info.'s sake this feeder is made up of 6 pieces of glass, 5 that you can see in the photo and one inside that acts as a seed diverter. The main body of the feeder is made from a table lamp. Topping it is the another lamp piece-a base. Nonacook hit the thumb with the hammer, the very top piece is a glass drawer pull I pick up at the big box DIY. The tray is obviously a divided plate/relish tray and underneath it all is a very plain soup plate that holds the whole contraption off the ground.
For cleanings sake, the feeder comes completely apart. It is not glued together. It is held together by a threaded rod that runs through the center and is secured by the wing nut on top. It's barely visible in the photo.
The tray, soup plate and seed diverter are drilled for the rod. I also drilled extra holes in the seed tray for drainage. They're barely visible in the photo, they look like small white circles.
The top piece (the lamp base) comes off and is used as a funnel to fill the feeder.
I'll post a few photos from another feeder I made using the same techniques.







This photo shows the seed diverter in place. I use small votive holders, they have the correct shape when you turn them upside down.




The finished feeder.




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glass birdfeeder
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New/Old Pink Chair Planter

posted by: shysue on 05.24.2008 at 03:51 pm in Garden Junk Forum

I got my latest chair painted and planted. It's a little bright, but I l-o-v-e color!

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great pink chair great pop of color for garden.
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RE: My Bird Cage Project (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: robolady on 10.12.2007 at 06:44 pm in Garden Junk Forum

I've posted many more on my page this week.

Here is a link that might be useful: here

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Robolady is the bomb diddy of garden junk. I dare to call her the guru of junking.
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Garden History: Garden Antiques

posted by: ginger_nh on 04.18.2004 at 04:53 pm in Garden Restoration Forum

My sister just finished doing the Chicago Botanic Gardens Antiques and Garden Fair; she is an antiques dealer out of Maine; one of her specialities is garden antiques. She does the big shows and has a few high profile customers - like Bill Cosby, Martha, Barbara Streisand, and Bunny Williams. She called last night and asked if I wanted any of the multitude of plants that are being summarily dispatched for a song when the show is over this afternoon(!). Anyway, that led me to consider the fact that we have not had a thread on antique garden ornaments.

What are your favorites? Do you have any special ornaments, statuary, urns, ironwork, fences and gates, etc in your private gardens or in the gardens in which you are employed? (I am familiar with Dumbarton Oaks - there are beautiful pieces there . . .) Interesting stories about pieces? Family heirlooms? Old farm/ag equipment and tools? European pieces from fabulous estates? Everyday old items put to use in the garden as ornament or focal point?

Garden antiques - an unexplored part of garden history and restoration on the GR forum.

Here is the link to the show, although it is over today:

http://www.chicagobotanic.org/antiques/AntiqueSpeak.html

Ginger

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Garden treasures.
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my first totem

posted by: babs77 on 04.30.2008 at 10:02 pm in Garden Junk Forum

Yup, like many of you said this can get very addicting. I'm already planning my next few. Posted these at Kitchen Table a few days ago and thought I'd post here as well.

My first one. the large translucent piece looks awesome when the sun hits it just right:
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My second one (part of third one in background):
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great totem and use for vases and bowls.
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RE: How to make a casual looking totem? (Follow-Up #12)

posted by: gotonenerveleft on 06.14.2007 at 12:50 pm in Garden Junk Forum

Here's the totem made from pots and mason jars. Thanks for remembering them. They do look more rustic and primitive than the fancy glass ones...but I like those too. Lol! These were so easy to make but I did make the mistake of using plastic saucers at the top and they would not stay glued...no clue why. I redid it using a larger regular clay pot on the top and covered it with jute up to the rim. I figured a plant could be set down inside of it. So it went from a birdbath to a planter.

Tami

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casual totem,
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RE: ? about making the totems (Follow-Up #18)

posted by: pesky1 on 01.09.2006 at 03:33 pm in Garden Junk Forum

I make a lot of them on copper stakes. This one my MIL took...Image hosted by Photobucket.com

These are 3 that I sold...

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I sold this one within seconds of putting it out!

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I glue a copper fitting (often called reducing fittings, they're bigger on one end than on the other) into the bottom of the lowest piece. Then this sits securely onto the copper rod, without wiggling. You can see it sticking out of the bottom of the blue/silver totem. I use Plumbers GOOP for gluing the copper to glass...DO NOT USE GE SIL II for that, it won't work!!

I don't make them over 24" usually, if I do, then I put them on lower copper stakes.

Just the other day I checked at Lowes, and 10 foot copper stakes were going for $7.09. I almost croaked! At Christmas time they were under $5.50. That was for the 1/2" copper. I like to put the totem stakes on 3/4" copper, but it's around $10 a piece now. Yikes!!

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more cool totems using bottles and candlesticks
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RE: ? about making the totems (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: foxglove44 on 01.08.2006 at 10:06 am in Garden Junk Forum

here are a few of my totems

Here is a link that might be useful: foxglove's totems

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Amazing totems great use of bud vases.
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Remember the mosaic wall project?

posted by: solstice98 on 05.28.2007 at 11:28 pm in Florida Gardening Forum

Besides doing some gardening this weekend, I finally finished the tile work on my patio wall mosaic. Woo hoo! Life is good.

Those of you who have been reading the forum for a year or so - and those who were at the Solstice Swap last June - may recall this project. Like many garden projects it started great, then slowed to a crawl, then flared up in the fall, then died. Too many other demands took over for the winter and the wall was ignored. But this weekend I decided to revive it. I got totally caught up in it again and put the last tile in early this afternoon. I was going to wait until the grouting was done before showing it off, but that may take another year and I can't wait that long!

First picture is the 'BEFORE' with the catch-all potting bench, now happily cleaned up (sort of) and situated on the other side of the patio. The marks on the wall are from the outdoor kitchen cabinets that rotted off the wall shortly after we moved in.
(No, that isn't a propane-powered sink ;~) )

And this is 'DURING', when I thought it would never be done.

And the 'AFTER'!
The sink stand will either get rebuilt or painted to blend in with the wall.
Do you like the mosaic bucket under the sink? The handle on the bucket is real and came off a large kittylitter tub.

These are details to show the glass beads. When the light from the setting sun hits them, they sparkle.

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Wall mosaic idea
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here are my plate flowers

posted by: donnainnc_2008 on 04.29.2008 at 06:59 pm in Garden Junk Forum

I made this weekend I did 10 gave some to my dd

plate flowers

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more flower garden ideas
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RE: Need advice on placement of totem (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: adina72 on 05.13.2008 at 01:16 pm in Garden Junk Forum

My favorite totems are the ones I have on a pole. I use pvc conduit and paint it to look like copper with fusion paint. I hammer in some rebar about 20"-24" and slide the conduit over that. Works great. I've found that some vases and tooth pick holders fit the conduit perfectly, so I don't even have to glue the conduit to the totem.

Here is a link that might be useful: My Totems

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OMG! Totems are the coolest thing
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RE: first glass flower attempt (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: bright199 on 05.14.2008 at 06:40 am in Garden Junk Forum

Please give us more info!! I love them. What did you use for the stems and how did you assemble them.
here's a clickable link.

Here is a link that might be useful: glass flowers

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As much as I loved the verticle flowers these excite me even more. WoW
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my fairy garden and some totems

posted by: purplemoon on 05.15.2008 at 06:05 pm in Garden Junk Forum


I took some new photos of my Fairy Garden on my back patio, and the brick planter that runs along the patio too. Have some of my totems in it. Instead of doing "dial up death" here, if you want to see the 6 pictures I added, here's the link to my yard album. I had some new stuff to add to my fairy garden since last year's photos of it. Mostly GW finds. A tiny table with a tea set, stone patio furniture, a funky purple tree, that is made with wrapped duct tape and painted, with jewels hanging on it. Two new fairys, one a shelf sitter so she was perfect to sit on the stone bench. The other is petting a wh rabbit and by the mini tea setting.
My totems aren't new, but I put them in the brick planter instead of scattered around. Tho my two cobalt ones are still out in the gnomes garden. I finally found some tea pots so next totem I make will be with them.
hugs, Karen

Here is a link that might be useful: Fairy Garden and Totem planter

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Great ideas. Garden totems are really cool
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RE: Bottle Path (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: hosenemesis on 02.14.2008 at 02:13 pm in Garden Junk Forum

Wow!
The paths bring up fond memories of Grandma Prisby's Bottle Village here in Simi Valley. Art lovers have been working for many years to preserve it-- she constructed numerous houses out of bottles, pencils, and other found objects. I use bottle bottoms in home-made cement pavers to pay tribute to her!

Here is a link that might be useful: Bottle Village

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cool recycle idea
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RE: Frit and beaded grout ?'s (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: fiddlekate on 05.10.2008 at 03:14 pm in Stained Glass & Mosaics Forum

Jeanette,
I used the little seed beads on this dragonfly. I pushed them into GE II Silicone glue that I put in between the glass pieces and beads with a toothpick. I think that using Weldbond or the MAC glue through a fine tip bottle or syringe would have been better though. And MUCH easier to cleanup.
(Normal disclaimer here.... I'm NOT at all experienced with that kind of thing.. just gave it a try once. :)
Katie

Here is a link that might be useful: Beads instead of grout

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dragonfly beads
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Re. Peach colored glass flower

posted by: dee54 on 05.09.2008 at 02:39 pm in Garden Junk Forum

This glass flower I made by using a glass lamp shade and wrapped it to a copper pipe with copper wire. I added seaglass wrapped in wire to the leaves and in the center of the flower I added some curled colored wire.I first place a piece of rebar into the ground and then place the copper pipe over it.

Image link: Re. Peach colored glass flower (47 k)

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Garden flower with wire instead of multiple plates.
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Pics of front & back plate flower

posted by: toomuchglass on 04.19.2008 at 07:06 pm in Garden Junk Forum

I got the flower part figured out - but I'm at a loss at how to make the leaves . I don't want to copy . Any suggestions ? -------- ANYWAY -------

I'm so happy Carol posted a pic of these - it got my creativity rolling ! The flower centers make them so different ! ( Remember - You can still get some - I have cases . I'm not making a penny on them - just sharing with my friends !) Here's a pic of the front on the pipe ( stem )
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You can see why it's my experiment - there's a chip on the left side .

Here's a pic of the back ....
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I did all my shopping at Menards ...

They have a 10' copper pipe for $9.88 ( half inch ) &
Copper pipe .. 5' is $5.68

The fittings are just a flat washer in the hardware dept.
The thing that bends is a 1/2" copper elbow ( plumbing dept)
The flange - is a copper fitting in the plumbing dept. called a "valve" . It fits under the flange to give you more surface space to silicone it on . I Can lay out a picture for you piece by piece if you are interested ...

But the "stem" would be less than $10 . The plates - Maybe $2.00 . I might even plant my garden this year with these - I kill REAL things !

I hope I helped ..... *waving at my pals!*

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An 'inspired' potting bench

posted by: jeannespines on 04.21.2008 at 01:13 am in Garden Junk Forum

Here's the progress my DH and I made on a potting bench. I lugged home an old enamel top table from my farmer SIL bldg. a few months ago...it needed lots of TLC. So today I sanded and sanded...we fixed up the legs & my DH re-built the drawer. We added some bracing near the bottom and added boards for another shelf.

The old door I drug home a couple yrs ago from a consignment store...broken glass and needed TLC. So today I also sanded, my DH screwed trimmed off the bottom, screwed
onto the back of table. Got one coat of white paint on it and will share the finished project...hopefully, tomorrow!
We're due for another "nice" day in Iowa! Inspiration for this project from all you GJ'ers and Purplemoon's Inspiration Album. Thanks all sharing! Jeanne S.

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potting bench
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here is my planter chair

posted by: donnainnc_2008 on 04.24.2008 at 04:43 pm in Garden Junk Forum

I made for a contest it is wrapped with flaggers tape the 2 front legs are all buttons the rungs and back of chair are buttons and the rim of the seat is game pieces

Image link: here is my planter chair (61 k)

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planter chair
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My Garden Projects

posted by: robolady on 03.25.2008 at 11:14 pm in Garden Junk Forum

I just really realized that I have done several outdoor projects and I wanted to share, since spring is in the air.









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My1st silverware windchime and a surprise...

posted by: rmlanza on 04.22.2008 at 07:00 pm in Garden Junk Forum

Hey all. I finished up my first silverware windchime last night. I had a lot of fun pounding those spoons flat! I like it but I don't love it. It does make a beautiful sound though. I think next time I might use all spoons. The star thing at the top is actually a tealight holder I got at Pier 1 years ago and never really used. I have another one just like it so I figured I could spare this one...
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And this was just a little surprise I found. I posted it on r_murray's thread about his newest birdhouse on the T2T forum but thought I'd post it here, too. I call it "mundane to treasure" as it's not trash but our working propane tank under our deck we use in the winter for the gas fireplace. In the spring it becomes a birdhouse. I don't know what kind of birds though, anyone recognize those brown and white speckled eggs?
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Robin

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neat wind chime
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Teal Crystal Plate Flower

posted by: becky_ia on 04.23.2008 at 06:32 pm in Garden Junk Forum

I just fell in love with this teal colored plate. Had to pay $3 for just the one, but it is iridescent and just glimmers. I knew I couldn't sell this one. This one is going in my garden!

Becky


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great flower for garden
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May 4th Swap-A-Que - Call for invites

posted by: fawnridge on 03.23.2008 at 02:47 pm in Florida Gardening Forum

Yeah, I know I was gonna wait until April 1st. But it's a rainy day and all this talk about the swap has inspired me.

So click here for your invitation and let's get this thing going.

Truthfully, I can't wait to see you guys!

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plant exchange
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RE: Old window greenhouse (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: robolady on 05.09.2007 at 06:16 pm in Garden Junk Forum

Loooovvvve it!!!!! and the shutters are a cute addition to the front. I will be snagging this one for my web page .

Here is a link that might be useful: my site

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OMG, I have been thinking about making a greenhouse and I am so impressed
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