gutter nail dragonflies

trashydjMay 31, 2012

my stepson gave me some gutter nails to create something and I did dragonflies and am working on butterflies also

Image link:

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
diggery(z8)

Oh wow...I do love me some dragonflies
and these are beautiful! Wish I could
see his face better. Can you tell me
about the eyes?

blessings,
~digger

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 11:26AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nonacook(8bFL)

These are cute!
How long are gutter nails? I am not
familiar with those-I have no gutters.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 11:46AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
chickiebabeblue

Beautiful! They look so graceful, like the real thing.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 1:16PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rosiew

trashy, very, very cute. How about a tutorial?! PLEASE!

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 2:12PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Marlene Kindred

Dragonflies are my favorite! Would love a little tutorial if you have the time! Cute, cute, cute!

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 3:19PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
trashydj

the nails are 8 inches long they have a head on them I paint a 1/2 moon for a mouth on top of the headthen find some easy bendable wire wrap a piece around the back of the head and twist to make tight then roll wire all the way down to make eyes then push eyes forward a little then take a piece of wire double the size of nail string beads all the way to the end of the nail take whats left of the wire wrap back upwards in between each bead for the wings I just make 2 alike for each side and slide the other end of the wire
down inside wire where you wrapped the body
if you have any questions just ask will help as much as I can

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 7:32PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sunnyca_gw

Very nice! Hope to see your butterflies too! TFS Jan

    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 2:41AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
luvs2click

Great idea - I have lots of these gutter nails lying about in the shop - may have to try it!

    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 7:49AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Marlene Kindred

Thanks for the instructions!

    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 1:24PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rosiew

Ditto the thanks. Will be a much fun thing to do with some of my young friends.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 2:33PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
trashydj

am glad to share anytime you can also make a smaller version with the drywall screws that another member posted thats what got me started enjoy and any questions I will be happy to try and answer them for you

    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 7:12AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rosiew

trashydj, spent hours yesterday cleaning my shed, feel ever so virtuous, and in my moving/tossing/consolidating discovered several long bolts I can use to make these and wire which I just hadn't had the heart to toss into the recycling bin. Now will just wait for a visit from some youngsters to make them with me. Thanks again!!

Rosie

    Bookmark   June 6, 2012 at 8:28AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
trashydj

you all are moxt welcome and would love to see your bolt ones

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 10:30PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rosiew

trashy, have postponed making for a couple of weeks. Granddaughter is going to have some oral surgery. Will take all supplies to her home the next day - hoping to distract her from the pain, bless her heart.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 6:36PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
trashydj

oh that will help her for sure to feel better and if I can help you just let me know

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 9:41AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Re purposing A Window
Hi, I just got all new windows for my house, and don't...
gabby811 6 NJ
Need to repurpose a leaking birdbath
Yesterday was one of the nicest days in ages; I could...
patty2430
Christmas Bottle Tree
I finally got around to making a Christmas bottle tree...
lindasewandsew
Hi all
I couldn't edit the subject...sorry ... I was thinking...
msjay2u
Changing Landscape part TWO
The time has come. A new idea is a must come spring....
arcy_gw
Sponsored Products
Double Loop Copper Rain Chain - FL02
$114.99 | Hayneedle
iRobot Looj 330 Robotic Gutter Cleaner
$299.00 | FRONTGATE
Palram Feria Patio Cover 13 x 6 ft. Extension Kit - HG9200
Hayneedle
Save the Rain Water Metal Diverter - 2 x 3 or 3 x 4 Multicolor - 2X3 SMALL-SAVE
$33.95 | Hayneedle
Palram Feria Patio Cover - HG9310
Hayneedle
Palram Aquila 1500 Awning - HG9500
$349.00 | Hayneedle
Palram Vitoria 5000 Carport - Gray / Bronze - HG9130
Hayneedle
Copper Lotus Rain Chain
$395.00 | FRONTGATE
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™