New Twist on the Old Veggie Steamer Turn Sunflower

$100
4 Hours
Medium

I always thought these were pretty cool when people reinvented these into sunflowers for their lawns or gardens.
So so generic...
So so generic...
I decided to get my daughter (muse & business partner) involved in making one of our own.
...back at the factory!
...back at the factory!
Mom was in town and she added some much needed input as well with her clay made roses.
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Here is my partner talking lessons from her grandmother aka "Honey who in her own right used to make some incredible ceramic works in her day.
1st Attempt
1st Attempt
Here is the first proto-type but wait...it's missing something?
I see the light!
I see the light!
Hmmm? What's this?
At a Big Box Store for@$4 each.
At a Big Box Store for@$4 each.
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Working some simple magic
Working some simple magic
A little tape
Thank you Rustoleum paint and primer in one.
Thank you Rustoleum paint and primer in one.
A little paint.
A finished product
A finished product
Sun Flower by Day - Had to add some distance with some wooden dowels between the light and the flower, just an inch or so.
Loving the "Magic"
Loving the "Magic"
Garden & walkway light by Night.
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I'm pretty happy with the outcome of our "Garden of Lights"
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  • Tim D. (The Retro Den)
    on Dec 6, 2015

    I am so incredibly grateful that so many people have shared this post... My products are often dismissed as not being artistic and dismissed as a craft... Please feel free to check out my other posts... My daughter and I really enjoy map ending time together making these sun flower. / garden lights... 25 % of our profits go to her orphanage on China.... Thanks for the 33k views and the thousands of shares and like!

  • Tim D. (The Retro Den)
    on Dec 6, 2015

    Please check us out on Instagram at "theretroden"...

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