Old Iron Hoop Orb

November 13th, 2012 in member junk     
annebell Suzanne Halverson, contributor
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We moved some old whiskey barrel planters this spring, and they fell completely apart. I saved the hoops and made them into an orb to use as a garden ornament. 
The hardest part was deciding where to drill the holes. Drilling them was the second hardest part.
Since the hoops werent all the same size, I used nuts and washers to space the larger ones away from the smaller hoops. 
I bolted three hoops together, and then bolted the 4th hoop around the circumference of the other three. 
All the hoops are adjustable, and its turned into kind of a large toy. Everyone likes to rearrange it! 
We moved some old whiskey barrel planters this spring, and they fell completely apart. I saved the hoops and made them into an orb to use as a garden ornament. 

We moved some old whiskey barrel planters this spring, and they fell completely apart. I saved the hoops and made them into an orb to use as a garden ornament. 


Scraps hoops from some old whiskey barrel planters, nuts, bolts and washers all come together to make a fun garden ornament. 


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Comments (7)

shellyandrade writes: This is very, VERY cool! Love it!! Posted: 5:53 pm on December 21st
gadgetsponge writes: This creation will never go out of style. The neat metal bands and the orb shape are perfect. Perfect inside the home or out. Posted: 7:19 am on November 18th
snelson4778 writes: GREAT IDEA wish I had thought of that! Posted: 5:07 pm on November 17th
JunkArchitect writes: So cool...! I want a bunch of these scattered all over my yard.

Jim

Posted: 5:52 am on November 14th
TinTinJunkFan writes: Coolest thing ever! great save! Did you do anything with the barrel staves? Posted: 5:40 am on November 14th
georgiamoon writes: This is something that you will NEVER get tired of. There are a million things you can do with this, it will go anywhere. You could hang it from a tree with lights inside .....Great job!
Georgia Posted: 4:17 pm on November 13th
InkByTheBarrel writes: Super idea. I have some barrel hoops just like this from a barrel that also fell apart when I was trying to use it as a planter. I've been saving them for two years. I now know what their next life will be.
Posted: 12:34 pm on November 13th
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