Newest Barnwood Bloom Project

jeannespinesAugust 19, 2010

Here's my newest Barnwood Bloom I just finished up:

Old piece of barnwood that DH cut for me & I sanded it pretty clean...I found the cast iron flowers at a GS for 50 cts ea...thought they were pretty interesting looking! Turned them over & they were a Hallmark candleholder! This pic above is kind of a "side" view so you can see the depth of the candle holders.

Here's a "straight-on" view...the stems are recycled from a patio umbrella spokes (which I pounded on with staples) ...& the gold butterfly is a GS find ...they make good leaves! LOL!

Thanks for looking! Jeanne S.

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mary2010(9 FL)

Way cool Jeanne. Love it!!!

    Bookmark   August 19, 2010 at 6:48PM
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gmadeb

I love all of your barnwood creations! This is a real beauty!

    Bookmark   August 19, 2010 at 8:55PM
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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

Very creative and pretty! Amazing what misc. junk parts can be made into.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2010 at 9:36PM
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mmebrady

very neat!!!

    Bookmark   August 19, 2010 at 10:23PM
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jeannespines

Thanks, GJers! I forgot to mention that I add a wire on the back with a couple screws ...so that the Barnwood Bloom can be hung on a fence or bldg., if desired. A very fun project to do...and the "hunt" for GJ is always fun, too! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2010 at 10:47PM
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sunnyca_gw

Never would know they were Hallmark holders if you hadn't said so. Make great flowers & love those butterfly leaves!! I have a cedar board that is rough on 1 side so will look for something to use for rest of it. I would want to put it on my patio.Jan

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 1:05AM
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luna_llena_feliz

Another wonderful project! I love the weirdness of the flowers. Very different and rustic. A great idea to use the brass butterfly. I have been collecting them as I see them at TSs. I don't have barnwood but maybe I'll look for some rough cedar board like Jan and try something like this. The garage at our new house had weird sections cut out and then filled back in or windows closed up with siding. Of course all the seams show. Something like this would do a nice job of covering up the unsightly seams.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 2:03AM
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marleneann(Buderim, Australia.)

Now that is a beautiful piece of art. Well done.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 3:57AM
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nonacook(8bFL)

Love this new barnwood bloom.
I have one candle holder similar to these.
I remember when I got it and bought the slim tapers.
Back in the late 50's--we had no air conditioning and
all the tapers started melting and leaning-LOL

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 7:31AM
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Marlene Kindred

Jeanne...I absolutely LOVE your barnwood blooms and this one is just beautiful! What great flowers the candleholders make....just too cool! You have such a talent my friend! TFS!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 8:40AM
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cait1

You are soooo creative!! I LOVE it!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 9:33AM
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bverste(zone 5)

obviously I am going to have to broaden my junking! we don't have anything like that at our junk stores--OR I don't have the eye that you have Jeanne, I love it, you are so creative and I would scoop it up in a minute! TFS Bev

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 9:42AM
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jeannespines

Thanks again, GJers...

sunnyca...a rough cedar board would work wonderfully! Go for it & please share a pic! I love GS'ing & TS'ing for GJ for birdhouses & barnwood blooms.

And, like you, Luna...any "brass butterflies" I see at GS's I am certainly buying them (cheap, of course)! They do make wonderful leaves...if you didn't see this pic below, that's the first brass BB that I used just awhile back on a Barnwood Bloom. It's fun to do! Thanks all for your kind comments! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 6:42PM
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