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Repurposed Whisk Flower For The Garden

Repurposed Whisk Flower

One of my favorite things to create during the non-winter months are repurposed flowers, and this whisk flower has to be one of the easiest flowers to make.

If your gardens are like mine and not showing many real flowers yet then a project like this would add a touch of much needed color and fun.

metal whisk for repurposed garden art flower

All you need for this project is an ordinary large wire whisk.

You need to use one that also had a metal handle like in the pic. 

Why?

 

bending stem of metal whisk

So you can bend it.

To do this hold it down with one hand and bend the whisk part up with the other.

Wear work gloves if that makes it easier.

 

removing metal loop at end of metal whisk

I decided to get rid of the metal loop at the end of the whisk.  This  is easily done with pliers just by bending it back and forth until it breaks off.

This is so it’s easier to get the stem into a pipe when your project is done.

If you don’t want to break it off you could use the pliers to squish it to make it less wide.

 

Creating your Whisk Flower

bending metal whisk parts for create flower petals

Just like with my repurposed gutter strainer flowers, you’re going to do some bending of the wire to create petals.

The best way to do this is to hold the top of the stem just below the whisk area with one hand, and pull each whisk part out as you’re also pulling them down.

This helps the wire bend flatter in the center area.

 

metal whisk with parts bent out

It should look something like this when you’re done.

You can totally leave it like this or pouf it up like I’m doing. It’s just about what you like best.

 

pouffing metal whisk parts to create flower petals

And here’s my finished flower after I’ve poufed the petals, which can be shaped however you like.

Don’t worry about the petals perfectly matching each other. Real flowers aren’t perfect so this one doesn’t have to be either.

 

back view of metal whisk with bend stem

I pulled off the spiral casing and put a little E6000 glue inside and put the casing back on.

Even though the wire ends are all welded together, this makes the flower nicer to handle.

 

Spray Painting your Whisk Flower

spray painting metal whisk flower in cardboard box

The next step was to spray paint my flower pink, but you can paint yours any color you love.

Make sure you use a spray paint and primer combo that lists metal on the can as one of the surfaces that it’s meant for.

 

glued drawer knob into center of whisk flower and let it cure in jar

For the center of the flower I spray painted a metal drawer knob that I had in my stash bright yellow.

I glued it in using e6000 glue and let it cure for 24 hours.

 

pink repurposed whisk flower in the garden

Here’s how my flower looks in the spring garden, which is just starting to show signs of life. Things are very late here this year.

And just like with my repurposed tulips I used 1″ pvc pipe for my stem that I spray painted green.

 

pink repurposed whisk flower with drawer knob center

And here’s how it looks against the yellow brick wall of our century old house. 

 

Supplies used for Repurposed Whisk Flower

– metal whisk with plain metal handle
– spray paint in color or choice
– pliers
– e6000 glue
– drawer knob
– pipe for stems

 

pink blue and yellow diy repurposed whisk flowers for the garden

I made the pink flower a few colorful companions, and planted them against a wooden fence.

These repurposed whisk flowers are a quick and easy project that can easily be changed up depending on what color you use and what you use for the center.

If you love these flowers you’ll also love my diy repurposed tulips, also made from wire whisks.

Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!

XOX

 

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12 Comments

  1. OK! I’m doing this one, girl!!!! Love it! Pinned!! Dona

  2. I love making garden flowers out of thrifted stuff too…hubcaps are my favorite because they are so big and bold after spray painting and adding embellishments. When I put them in PVC pipes painted green for stems, I cut leaves out of vinyl 4″ vertical blinds and spray paint them too using paint and primer good on plastic….Rustoleum 2X is my favorite.

    1. Your flowers sound fabulous Linda! I’ve never made a hub cap version but I’ve seen them at craft shows around here. Maybe I’ll give it a try one day.

  3. So cute! I always love your repurposed flowers, your ideas amaze me because I would never think of it!

    Tania

  4. You know how much I love your repurposed junk flowers and I think these might be my favorite. My flower beds need some of these this summer and thanks to your tutorial, I can do this! Pinned 🙂 P.S. Look for them next Tuesday night at ToTT 😉

  5. They’re adorable. I’m going to try this too! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Thank you for sharing, I love the fact that it is simple and inexpensive! 🙂
    Anna