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Meet Spike

posted by: scavage_garden on 08.06.2007 at 07:45 pm in Garden Junk Forum

This dragonfly is my newest garden addition. I wish I could take credit for thinkiing up this little guy, but I'm not that clever. I bought him at a recent arts and craft show and I think he's the cutest thing going! He's made out of an old railroad spike and barbed wire.

Here is a link that might be useful: Spike the Dragonfly

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clipped on: 09.24.2007 at 09:24 am    last updated on: 09.24.2007 at 09:24 am

Finished the Bed Bench

posted by: luvs2click on 06.01.2007 at 08:31 am in Garden Junk Forum

I finally got this bench painted. I'm not so sure I like the green color now, but I do love the bench. I hate to sit it outside, so for now it is just sitting in our living room until I decide what to do with it.

Arlene

Here is a link that might be useful: My Photo Album

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RE: Painting BB question (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: adina72 on 01.26.2007 at 03:50 pm in Garden Junk Forum

This is what I did and I've had a painted BB outside for 2 years now and it still looks brand new.

1. Cleaned the BB with soap and water.
2. Sanded the BB
3. Wiped it down with a paint prep liquid that I had (rubbing alcohol will do the same thing).
4. Let dry thoroughly.
5. Spray with a plastic primer (1 thin coat). Let dry.
6. Spray three thin layers of paint, drying between layers.
7. Spray three thin layers of a clear acrylic sealer or poly.
8. I let mine cure inside for two weeks before putting outside.

Here is a link that might be useful: My BBs

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RE: another painted pumpkin craft (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: jaybird on 07.30.2007 at 12:44 pm in Holiday Forum

These are REALLY pretty!!!!

Here is a link that might be useful: live link

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RE: Plant stake? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: nmgirl on 08.28.2007 at 10:43 am in Garden Junk Forum

I inherited a couple of these little elf guys from my grandmother. She called them her "pot elves" and had them in sitting in her house plants. I do remember that she was always careful to remove them before she watered her plants. I have them in a curio cabinet, I have a cat that likes to fish "toys" out of my house plants to entertain herself.

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clipped on: 08.28.2007 at 10:42 pm    last updated on: 08.28.2007 at 10:42 pm

Finally Finished - Tipsy Teapot Totem

posted by: adina72 on 08.27.2007 at 10:26 am in Garden Junk Forum

Well, I finally got around to putting together my totem. I had several teapots left over, so for now, I will probably just sit them around the base and possible plant them too. I think I will add mums to the bottom and pansies for the teapots. So what do ya think?

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Directions:
I found a threaded rod when I was helping mom clean out her garage. I didn't measure it, but I'd guess it was 7' long (I think rebar, conduit or a galventized pipe would work well too). It went into the ground about 2' and then I placed an upside down clay pot inside the base so that the first tea kettle was elevated above the base. Once the base is full of soil, I think it will be very stable, although it feels pretty stable already. A 1/2" size hole was drilled into the base of each pot so the rod would fit through it. If your rod is a different size, then you will need to drill a hole to accomodate your rod size. The pots were put on the pole tipped at an angle and then the handles were wired to the rod for added stability. I put a small clamp under each pot to help hold it up. I think a small hose clamp would work just as well. If you are into threading nuts all along such a long pole, go for it, but I wasn't...LOL. It's topped with an insulator, just so the leftover rod wasn't exposed.

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Safety glass and bowling ball crafts... (Follow-Up #22)

posted by: Karen Manasco (Guest) on 01.13.2007 at 06:32 pm in Trash To Treasure Forum

Hello Sal and Suzi,

I've not yet decided on a grout color, but I'm
certainly open to suggestions. (hint hint) :-)

I was originally thinking of copper, then found out
the copper grout was no longer available in our area,
so it was back to the drawing board. At this time, I
have a question up on a mosaic chat list to see what
everyone thinks of adding water based acrylic paint
to plain white grout. This is your every day Joe
average craft paint from any store. Apple Barrel,
Delta, Folk Art, etc.

Suzi, I've included a link below which someone on
another glass thread mentioned. It is likely not
the Christopher Lowell version, but an interesting
idea.

I thought about using gold foil, then applying glass,
then grouting, but when I saw the cost of gold foil
in Hobby Lobby, I decided I would use old fashioned
ingenuity. Aluminum foil. Yep. Remember when we were
young and we made those interesting pictures by coloring
with a magic marker on foil? I thought I could mock
that same thing.

Basically, I would imagine coating a bowling ball or
other item with foil. Decoupaging it on in sections, if you
will, pressing down any sections that might be sticking up.
Then, using a dabber or cotton swab or something, dab
various or same colors of paint, even a dyed lacquer
all over the foil. When it is dry, then apply the
tempered glass.

And just for reference, folks, I wanted to mention again
that while it may not cut or hurt you, it does splinter
well. Be sure to run the vac after you work on such a
project.

Karen Marie

Here is a link that might be useful: HGTV episode with glass project

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RE: Broken Safety Glass (Follow-Up #13)

posted by: wuvie on 01.11.2007 at 09:12 pm in Trash To Treasure Forum

Another shot showing the bowling ball with a few coats of paint, and a bit of tempered glass glued on. I used Bond 527 Multi-purpose cement, found at Wal-Mart for $2.97. A great glue for glass-on-glass projects because it is so
crystal clear.

Here is a link that might be useful: Gluing the glass to a bowling ball

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RE: Colorful garden shed - pix (Follow-Up #15)

posted by: dixiesmom on 08.21.2007 at 09:28 am in Garden Junk Forum

I'm gonna post the pic from the book I got the idea from. And so I don't get sued or something I'll post the link to the book. It's a good book with lots of garden decorating ideas.
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Here is a link that might be useful: Decorating Inside and Out

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RE: how to post pictures (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: homemaker on 06.14.2005 at 08:46 pm in Clematis Forum

Hi and welcome. I've posted this before on other forums, but I hope no one minds that I post this again. I would have linked to the old post, but it has scrolled off.
Depending on your level of skill and confidence, you may not need instructions as detailed as these.
First you need a Photobucket account.
Go to Photobucket and open that account.
Find a picture on your hard drive that you want to add to Photobucket. Look at it on your screen.
Click on File, Save as, and take note of what directory it is being saved in. Write it down if necessary.
Go to PhotoBucket
Go to your album.
It will look like this.
Place your cursor in the box UNDER the Add pictures from URL (see the circled item)

Click on BROWSE
You will get a window something like this:

Browse to the folder containing your pictures by double clicking your way to it. It helps if you know ahead of time where they are.
Double click on the photo you want to add.
You will see part of the photo name in the box (see the circled item)

Click on SUBMIT and wait.
When the picture has been added, there will be a message. (see the circled item)

Under the photo you have just added will be up to three lines - URL, TAG and IMG (see the circled item)

You will need the TAG to embed photos into your message. If you click on that box, it will be highlighted. Copy that (CTL-C) and go to your message thread. Paste it in the message where you want it. (CTL-V).
If you dont see the TAG option, click on ACCOUNT OPTIONS
Make sure there is a dot in the YES circle in front of TAG (see the circled item)

If you want to add multiple pictures, click on the little down arrow beside Submit Multiple Pictures (see the circled item)

There will be a drop down menu allowing you to choose up to 19 pictures.
Browse for each picture as above.
Dont know if I covered everything, but if you have any more questions, please ask.

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How to post multiple thumbnail links from PhotoBucket.txt

posted by: Nigella on 01.01.2006 at 04:03 pm in Garden Junk Forum

Hi Ya'll! Happy New year. I see we have a lot of new members so I thought I would let you in on some secrets I've learned. There is an easy way to post multiple pictures into a single thread using thumbnail links provided by PhotoBucket, where you can get a free account, which is a useful tool for those who love this forum. You can show pictures of before and after projects side by side, post different views side by side, etc. It also takes very little bandwidth to open the GW post since the information is in thumbnails rather than in large pictures.

The first step, of course, is to go to PhotoBucket.com, set up a membership and upload your pictures. Then click the little boxes next to the pictures you want to use and go down to the bottom of the page, click the down arrow beside the little window that reads "Choose Action" and choose "Generate HTML & IMG code". Then push the "Go" button.

This will bring up a new page with several windows with text, I use the first one. Click on the window, then right click and choose "Copy".

Come back to GJ and write your text, right click and choose "Paste". Preview.

That's all there is to it. Here's the table of pictures I generated when I did the original:


I took out the <center> command and the spaces between the pictures, btw. I hope this is a help to somebody!

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RE: ? for those who have a made a bug bottle (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: bright199 on 05.14.2007 at 08:53 pm in Garden Junk Forum

I pretty much did the same. Just folded the wire, kind of like making a ribbon. Then I wrapped the wire around to keep the wings together. I used a seperate piece to wrap around the bottle then attached the wings. I used a drop of GEII to keep the wings in place. Can't wait to see pictures of yours.

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Our first totem & teatems

posted by: ausaicmosaic on 06.14.2007 at 11:03 pm in Garden Junk Forum

Well the woman I invited at the op shop did not turn up so Bette (my best friend) and I created our first totem and teatems.
Unfortunately the one with the beige/pink teapot on top is a bit unclear but we matched the teapot exactly with part of the pattern that is in the vase underneath and that sits on a pink saucer with a vase that has pink roses on either side.
We have no idea what the piece in the middle of the brown teatem is (Bette bought that bit) - but it helped us create a good teatem with the other pieces I had acquired.
The four cups and saucers $2 for the lot were so pretty with all the different coloured flowers on them that we just put the blue sugar bowl on top and decided that was enough.
The glass totem has a blue paper weight in the bottom jar and so we added blue chunks of glass and marbles in the upper bottle and the little bluebird bell on top of the irish coffee mug. The bell's clanger is still in place and moves when the whole thing is moved.
I used to collect bells and have over 250 so have decided that some of them might well be used to top our totems and teatems.
How did we do for a first effort? (For inspiration - I had shown Bette a whole heap of ones I found here by doing a search and putting the pics on a disc so we could view them as a slide show.) So thanks everyone who has previously posted a pic of one.

Beth

Image link: Our first totem & teatems (43 k)

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RE: How to make a casual looking totem? (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: twomonths on 06.13.2007 at 06:20 pm in Garden Junk Forum

Use casual dishes, everyday ones....use mason jars or jelly jars. I made one with all brown and a teacup and saucer on top. I hung glass stars out if it on fishin line and glued some inside...it makes a clinging sound when water or wind hits the stars.

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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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RE: red & clear glass totem (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: breakdishes on 10.30.2006 at 09:35 am in Garden Junk Forum

pj, your cone on top is just like one I used, I thought mine was going to look like a Christmas tree instead looks like a witch. Love that ruby red, very pretty. I have been searching for red hard to find, cuz i'm cheap.
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clipped on: 08.22.2007 at 01:19 pm    last updated on: 08.22.2007 at 01:19 pm

Cool Dragonfly we can all make

posted by: dinajean on 08.15.2007 at 11:09 am in Garden Junk Forum

His wings are made of stainless steel screen and then colored with a torch. The rest is self-explanatory. Gotta get on the copper tube collecting wagon! I cant wait to make one. My sis gave it to me. He goes on a stake in the garden.

Here is a link that might be useful: dragonfly

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I promised more!

posted by: minnesotamaggie on 08.17.2007 at 11:25 pm in Garden Junk Forum

Thanks for all your compliments! You're going to give me a big head! I promised more where those came from so... here they are!

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RE: Looking for directions for blue bottle & copper creation (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: phyllis__mn on 08.21.2007 at 09:10 am in Garden Junk Forum

Is this the bottle tree you had in mind? If so, it is he work of my neighbor across the street. She is an art teacher, and doesn't post here any more.
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