Dragonfly tutorial using re-purposed materials


How to make a dragonfly from discarded materials. This particular one is made from an old rusted out sign, chair leg and old keys. I used a plasma cutter to cut out wings from old rusted sign. I then primered and painted chair leg. The next thing you do is lay out the wings and drill holes in the metal wings and leg. You will use two 1 inch wood screws per wing. I wanted to do something different for the
I used a plasma cutter to cut out wings.
I used a plasma cutter to cut out wings.
Wings cutout with plasma cutter
Wings cutout with plasma cutter
Drill holes through metal wings and chair leg
Drill holes through metal wings and chair leg
Once you have your holes drilled, you will need 1 inch wood screws to attach the wings to the body.
Once you have your holes drilled, you will need 1 inch wood screws to attach the wings to the body.
You can attach hanger with top screw.
You can attach hanger with top screw.
keys for eyes
keys for eyes
Strips of metal attached with a screw and then shaped.
Strips of metal attached with a screw and then shaped.
Last step is to spray clearcoat to seal metal and wood.
Last step is to spray clearcoat to seal metal and wood.
Here is the finished dragonfly!
Here is the finished dragonfly!
Tina @ Repurposed Life

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