Quick & Easy DIY Garden Art Flowers
There are so many reasons to make garden art flowers.
Maybe you have a shade garden that doesn’t see a lot of blooms.
Maybe you have a lot of perennials, and sometimes your gardens are in between bloom times.
Or maybe, you have a small garden on a deck or patio that just needs that little extra something.
Whatever the reason, I never tire of creating different versions of flowers made out of the repurposed things that I find at my local thrift stores.
These flowers are very quick and easy to make.
All you need is any multi-stemmed candle holder, some flower shaped jello molds, and some Marine Goop adhesive.
E6000 glue would work too.
Candle holders come in infinite sizes and designs and this project would work with many of them I think.
I found this $2 wrought iron candle holder last week and knew exactly what it was meant to be as soon as I saw it.
The leaves were a giant sized clue to its destiny so it didn’t really take too much imagination on my part.
And I’ve had these pink plastic jello molds in my stash for years. I really loved the shape of them so I had to bring them home from the thrift store.
I don’t remember how much I paid for them, but knowing me it was probably $1 for the set.
They’ll make perfect garden art flowers.
They’ve been waiting a long time for a project just like this one.
Don’t they already look like flowers?
I’m assuming they’re jello molds, but I’m not 100 per cent sure about that.
Spray Painting to Create the Flowers
I spray painted the candle holder a pretty green.
I always do 2 or 3 light coats, depending on the item.
Because these light pink jello molds are translucent, I only had to spray the outsides.
Assembling my Jello Mold Flowers
Once the paint was dry I applied some Marine Goop adhesive to the outside rims on the bottom of the jello molds.
As I mentioned earlier E6000 glue would work too.
Before I added the flowers to the candle holder I wanted to bend the stems a bit because I didn’t want the flowers so close together.
The shortest stem wasn’t very flexible and it broke right off at the bottom. I guess I don’t know my own strength. lol.
At first I was a little upset, but then I realized that I always plant real flowers in threes, fives, or sevens… so this actually looks better I think.
Would I have done it on purpose?
Do I think it was a happy accident?
After I placed my three flowers on the candle holders I taped them in place so they wouldn’t move while the glue cured.
I left them like this for a good 24 hours.
When I put them in the garden I buried the base so the flowers look like they’re coming right out of the ground.
You can see how that bright pink that I spray painted on the outsides of the jello molds shines right through.
This pink is so bright and cheerful.
It’s the same pink that I used on one of my repurposed garden trowel flowers.
When doing some evening or night time entertaining these would look pretty with some battery operated tea lights tucked in the flowers.
Just don’t forget to remove them if there’s rain coming.
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