Barnwood Blooms are bloomin' again!

jeannespinesJuly 29, 2012

We're in the severe drought area ...so I do water 'some' but can't water everything ... so am lookin' for 'drought-resistant' gardening! Here's a couple new Barnwood Blooms I made the last week or so:

Chose a beautiful old barnwood board, gave it a coat of Poly ... added some GJ spigot handles that were thrift shop finds (in my stash...I'm always lookin'!), rusty barbed wire for the stems which I hammered on w/fence post staples & then used screws for flower centers. Added a couple eyelit hooks on the back w/wire...can stand alone or be hung up.

Closer view:

This one I needed DH's help...he used bolt cutters to cute a wrought iron tea candle holder I had in my 'stash' ... he cut all around it (in half...made each petal of my 'vision)...then I 'stapled' the recycled umbrella spokes for stems ... use meat grinder blades for flower centers & a tin garage sale butterfly. DH heated it up the butterfly (to change color) w/flame (think he was afraid I might burn down his shop!) LOL! Anyway, I love how it came out...

These 'Blooms' don't need any water! ;-) TFLookin'! Jeanne S.

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marleneann(Buderim, Australia.)

I like it!

Very artistic...may just have to do one for myself.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 12:22AM
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sunnyca_gw

Beautiful, very rustic! Love that butterfly, it is perfect! Jan

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 1:43AM
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tinfoilhat

Love the simplicity of the first one, it has character.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 3:05AM
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trashydj

love these great job

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 5:55AM
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cnm1(6 Oh)

Love these - actually I have been collcting spigot handles etc to make some of my own rustic flowers (inspired by you)

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 7:42AM
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sorie6(6b ok.)

How clever you are!! I'd love those in my garden!! Thanks for the idea!!

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 7:45AM
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Marlene Kindred

I always LOVE your barnwood blooms...these are two more works of art!

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 9:00PM
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posieh(3)

Great! Interesting!

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 9:57PM
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jeannespines

Thanks, GJers...appreciate your comments! It's a good thing these 'Barnwood Blooms' don't need water ... here's what a section of my yard looked like late afternoon as I walked back to the house...like a dried/cut hayfield! We've moved from the 'severe' classification into 'extreme' ...we're not alone...I know many of you are suffering the heat & drought, too ... & I'm not a farmer...they're really getting hit hard! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 10:37PM
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marylee_2010

Jeanne, Your barnwood blooms are great. Thank you for sharing them.
Are you and Tinfoil and Robert trying to out-do each other. You are all so creative.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 10:44PM
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jeannespines

Ohhhh...marylee...I do not put myself in the same category of those two guys...their 'Garden Art' projects are AWESOME!!! But I thank you! ;-) Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 11:11PM
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laurastheme(8)

I love your barnwood blooms! Now if I could just find some barnwood......

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 10:38PM
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nonacook(8bFL)

I envy you finding all the faucet handles
that you use for flowers! I NEVER see them for
sale around here. I do have some other things
that I can use. But I do love the faucet ones.
You find some interesting pieces of wood too!
Wonderful!!!!

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 10:14AM
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sorie6(6b ok.)

sorry you are in such a drought!! We're not in as bad a shape thank goodness.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 7:55PM
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