I saw something like this on HGTV and thought it would be so fun to do in my yard. During the Fall season, the oak trees lose all of their leaves and the pine trees don’t really look very bright. Having something in our yard with a pop of color, that will look great when snow is falling was something that I really wanted to do!
The pieces to make it were very inexpensive and I found almost everything at the dollar store. Had to visit the local hardware store for some of the rest, but you could make a bunch and not spend too much. You can change up the colors to be whatever you like, or have them match your team, etc. I hope you like it!! Have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment on and share this fun outdoor craft!!
Create Some Jumbo Yard Flowers
Materials/Tools Used for Each:
- (1) Large Plastic Appetizer Tray
- (1) Plastic Dinner Plate
- (1) Plastic Salad Bowl
- Garden Hose
- & Time!
Jumbo Yard Flower Instructions:
I started by adding some adhesive to the lips of the appetizer tray. This will be to attach the plate portion.
When there was enough adhesive, I attached the place to the tray.
Using a heavy bottle, I sat it on the plate, until it fully set. For the adhesive to cure, this will take a few hours, so you have to be patient. It’s okay to continue when the adhesive is just set, but be careful, as it can still fall apart.
Next, I added some adhesive to the bottom of the bowl that I was using and attached that. I also put something heavy on top to allow that to set.
Once the adhesive is secure, you can continue. Using a drill bit that matched the size of the screws that I would be using to hang it, I drilled a hole to make it easier to insert (and not have the plates crack).
I found the place that I wished to hang it and inserted a screw and securely fastened it. Be careful to not push too hard, or have the screw go in too far, otherwise you can crack the plates.
Now, to add the look of a stem, I trimmed off the edges of a cheap hose.
Measuring the length needed for the “stem”, I just trimmed off some of the hose. I added a screw at the top and bottom to hold it.
Folding about an 8″ piece that I cut in half (to make it look like a leaf), I secured that to part of the stem with another screw. You can push the hose out or whatever to not just have a straight piece when doing this.
Now, you can enjoy the flowers in your yard at any time of the year – no watering required!
Hope you like it! Please take a minute to leave me a comment. Let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc. Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!
“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” –Isaiah 40:8
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