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I made an outdoor wreath with leftover stuff....

Posted by kat__wa z8WA (My Page) on
Wed, Dec 19, 12 at 12:37

I finally got it hung up above the garage this past weekend.

hanging up done!


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RE: I made an outdoor wreath with leftover stuff....

What's the 'left-over' stuff? Looks pretty cool up there! Good work! Jeanne S.


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RE: I made an outdoor wreath with leftover stuff....

Asking the same. What is left over? Looks really pretty and it must be very large.


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The plywood round was 48 inches I think. I cut the middle out of it to jerry-rig a new base for a marble top coffee table that was my mom and dad's from 1950. the metal was purchased 5 years ago for a project that didn't work. The outdoor paint was from painting the culdesac's mailbox stand. I DID have to purchase the insulation for the bow. I could not find a red or green product that looked right. I sprayed window screen, but it just wasn't bold enough. And I did try a mylar emergency blanket, the silver was amazing, but not enough texture! I really wanted a copper bow, but that would have been a little expensive! lol and probably get stolen! lol


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I love it! Looks wonderful on your garage.
Kathy


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Wow...that looks really cool! I'm assuming that you cut the metal (looks like flashing maybe) to give it the scallops? How did you attach the silver "leaves" to the plywood?

I really like it!


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Yes, flashing. I was going to use roofing nails, but I didn't want to do it in the garage. So I used heavy staples. two per leaf. I needed to give a little tap with a hammer to get the staples totally seated. I used my tin snips.


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Thanks, kat ... it's wonderful...I thought it looked like roof flashing but had no idea on the bow! Cool! Jeanne S.


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RE: I made an outdoor wreath with leftover stuff....

Looks very festive & will give you many years of enjoyment for all your hard work. Great for large area! Jan


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RE: I made an outdoor wreath with leftover stuff....

Beautiful project. A clever use of left-overs. TYFS Jlily


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RE: I made an outdoor wreath with leftover stuff....

It looks GREAT! A copper bow would have been nice.
I have looked for copper flashing for awhile, but
can't find any. Aren't left-overs wonderful, when
they allcome together?


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