Did you know the titan arum is the worlds largest flower….
and the one with the worst smell of rotten meat.
This rustic flower is almost as large…
with a better smell!
If you like the smell of sawdust and paint.
The idea came for this project when I was stacking up scrap wood. The construction crew was fine with us going through the scrap pile. Less work for them.
I started arranging and rearranging the triangle pieces that came from the stairs….and made a star or a flower. If it was December this would be a star, but since Spring is coming it’s a flower.
Here’s another project I made from the ends of the stair boards. Pretty cool, huh??
I drilled each piece into the next piece using two screws going around the flower petals.
Now for something for the middle. My first thought was sticks somehow coming out from the center. Then I remember the dowels from the old organ I took apart. I pulled out about a dozen. If you wanted to make a rustic flower from scrap wood and don’t have an old organ, you could use sticks or purchase wood dowels.
But how do a attach them in the center of the rustic flower?
A trip to our local ReStore to browse the aisles and I came up with a sink stopper for 75¢.
I took it apart and used the stem and large washer with one bolt to make it fit perfectly. I painted it with black chalk based paint. Painted the extra large rustic flower with white chalk based paint. Then added the sink stopper to the center.
I just stuck in the key dowels from the organ in some of the sink stopper holes. They fit tight. If they do fall out I’ll add glue.
We decided to hang it on the back of the workshop. I like the pop of contrast and it’s a large surprise as you walk around the back side of the house.
No smell of rotten meat…ugh.
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Hey Jeanette! Just popping back in to say thanks so much for sharing your lovely rustic flower at Vintage Charm.
Jeanette, I love this rustic flower you creative. You have the best ideas. Lovely
Thank you, Vanessa!
Your flower is just amazing Jeanette! Love how you used scraps to make such a wonderful piece of junk art. It would look great anywhere! I’d love it if you’d share this at Vintage Charm, which is all about Vintage, repurposing, and upcycling. The party’s on right now. I hope to see you there. 🙂 Tuula http://thriftyrebelvintage.com/2016/03/vintage-charm-20.html/
Thank you Tuula for the invite! I’ve linked up and found some fun ideas to try for Easter. 🙂
Come on, only your uber creative mind would come up with using organ dowels and a sink stopper to create rustic flower art! You never cease to amaze me, Jeanette!
Marie, you just made me laugh out loud! And not in an acronym way!!!! Thank you. I needed that.
Love it. Cant wait to add some color to my yard. Starting my garden is fun but adding color is the best.
Thanks for stopping by our scrap garden Gail. I’m sure your garden will be stunning with color soon.