Repurposed Doll Carriage Wheel Flowers

4 Materials
$2
2 Hours
Easy

Don't throw away those cute wheels from doll or baby carriages. They can easily be repurposed into cool flowers for your gardens.

repurposed doll carriage wheel flowers

These three wheels are from a doll carriage that I rescued from the dump a few years ago.

repurposed doll carriage wheel flowers

Here it is before I turned it into a planter. You can find that post here.


A few weeks ago I found it overturned in the garden. One of the wheels was broken so I decided to give the three good wheels a new life.

repurposed doll carriage wheel flowers

I removed the rubber tires so I was just left with the plastic rims. The tires will be repurposed some time in the future.


These wheels will be getting some quick and easy spray paint love.

repurposed doll carriage wheel flowers

I wanted to add a little color to the center of the wheels so I spray painted the bolt heads the same colors as the wheels.

repurposed doll carriage wheel flowers

To put my flowers together I used some stuff from my thrifted stashes; metal skewers and a bolt and a twisty nut.


The tightened twisty nut keeps the skewer snugly in place, and makes it easy to take the flower apart if necessary.

repurposed doll carriage wheel flowers

The skewers then simply fit into the pipe stems, which are some leftover pieces of a deck swing that I spray painted green.

repurposed doll carriage wheel flowers

And here are my three repurposed wheel flowers in the garden.


I decided to mix the bolt head colors in the centers of the flowers to tie all three flowers together, but that's just a personal choice.

repurposed doll carriage wheel flowers

Spray paint makes this such a quick and easy project that anyone can do. Project time of 2 hours includes drying time for spray paint.


For more pics, tips and info please check out my blog post Repurposed Wheel Flowers.

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