When I saw these gutter leaf strainers at the home improvement store I immediately thought of flowers. And a few vintage jello molds would help my vision happen.
Repurposed Gutter Leaf Strainer Flowers
It's always fun to make unique flowers for the garden. They add some interest and surprise, especially to shade garden where there might not be a lot of color.
These leaf strainer parts can easily bent into a flower shape.
The aluminum jello molds are very easy to drill through to make holes in the center. Don't have a drill? A hammer and nail would do the trick.
But you will need a drill to get a hole into the silver plate spoon. This helps hold everything together and acts like the stem. Don't use stainless steel because they are super hard to drill through.
I spray painted the leaf strainers and jello molds fun colors, and some drawer knobs too
Then I screwed a bolt into the back through the spoon, the leaf strainer, and the jello mold.
And then I screwed a drawer knob onto the bolt like so.
And here's my finished flower. The spoon handle just slips into a pipe that I spray painted green.
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