Paint Stir-er Flower...

June 27th, 2012 in member junk     
chippingcharm Laurel Putman, contributor
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Just add a couple of rusty bits and youve got yourself a garden stake...yep, its that easy :)
Put it in a pot...
...or mix it into your landscaping?
I added the rusty bits for fun...
...but they are a still a little bit sharp, so I was sure to pick a spot where no body will fall and hurt themselves.  I moved them away from my a spot where my kiddos dont play...just in case!  Soooo...if you decide to re-create this look please keep that in mind when deciding on placement...otherwise another option would be to skip the bits and just use the stirrer.
I would say these are in the same junk flower species as the bit bouquets I made for the last couple of Junk Market shows...dont you think?
Whimsical...Quirky?  Whatever...I guess thats my thing :)
Just add a couple of rusty bits and youve got yourself a garden stake...yep, its that easy :)

Just add a couple of rusty bit's and you've got yourself a garden stake...yep, it's that easy :)

When I saw this attachment for a paint mixer at the flea market on Saturday...I knew just what I would do with it :)

I actually got the idea a couple of years ago at a flea market in Florida. My husband talked me out of lugging a paint mixer attachment(actually 3 attachments ;)) on the plane. So when I saw this one here near was mine in an instant...and then I got the "eye roll" from my husband...again.

Can't get any easier than this can it? That's what I like about Junk Market amazing mix of inspiration happening here everyday. From quick and easy, to detailed and elaborate. There is something for everyone here! Thank you so much for the inspiration and encouragement!! I started lurking around for inspiration on Junk Market Style "way back when" Sue started the website. After a while I finally got the courage to post some ideas...and the rest is "history"! My creative life has changed's no longer just a "hobby" for me. The friends and opportunities I've had since that first post are too many to name. I will be forever grateful to Sue Whitney and the rest of you!
Congratulations on 25,000 members Sue and JunkMarket editors, contributors and members! I am so very honored and blessed to be a itty bitty part of this amazing community of creative people!!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Laurel Putman...Chipping with Charm
posted in: member junk, , outdoor spaces, paint mixer, junk flowers, garden stake, plant stake

Comments (10)

CottageElements writes: Laurel, these make perfect "junk" flowers and of course you would think of these! Awesome!

Lani Posted: 10:25 am on July 2nd
JunkArchitect writes: I love those old paint mixers but can never find one. You really came up with the perfect repurpose.

Posted: 9:30 am on July 2nd
chippingcharm writes: Thank you for your sweet comments!! Hope I can find some should have seen the look on the guy's face I bought it from at the flea market...priceless :) Of course is a link for the "How to"...
Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Laurel Posted: 6:31 pm on June 30th
LloydsLandingofSears writes: Sure like this idea - will be looking for some at yard sales now. I love that you left it rusty! ~Mary~ Posted: 12:22 pm on June 30th
threadgoods writes: any chance you might share the instructions on how to make the book page flowers ? Posted: 11:27 am on June 29th
sassycass writes: Love it! Totally whimsical meets industrial! Posted: 6:49 pm on June 28th
annebell writes: Oh, I want some! That is just plain cute! Posted: 12:35 pm on June 28th
NDJunkGirl writes: You are a clever girl! Love this!

-Andrea Posted: 12:00 pm on June 27th
gadgetsponge writes: Awesome idea! The stirer end is the best I've seen for instant metal flora. Posted: 11:33 am on June 27th
suewhitney writes: Adorable, just like you Miss Laurel! Thank you so much for being way more than an itty bitty part of this community!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 8:06 am on June 27th
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