Repurposed Gutter Leaf Strainer Flowers

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2 Hours

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.

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.

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.

I like to do things in threes and I mixed up the colors for some interest.

To see more pics, tips, and details please check out my Gutter Leaf Strainer Flower post here.

You can see my Gutter Leaf Strainer Tulips here.

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  • Cynthia
    on Apr 13, 2019

    After I locate my vintage jello molds.......

  • Lou
    on Apr 28, 2019

    Great idea, but at

    Amazon Price:$32.97 + $12.75 shipping

    That's kind of pricey.....

    I will have to keep my eyes open at yard sales this summer.

    Thanks for sharing the idea!!!

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