Teri
Teri
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  • Bellingham, WA

Repurpose Ceiling Fan Dragonfly-Glows in the Dark


Using a old ceiling fan, wooden table leg, twig ball, gate hook, and some marbles this guy flew in.
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repurpose ceiling fan dragonfly glows in the dark, crafts, gardening, how to, repurposing upcycling
I screwed the ceiling fan paddles to the table leg.
Pulled out some spray paint I had, some lace and started painting.
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cut lace lay on wings and spray paint
repurpose ceiling fan dragonfly glows in the dark, crafts, gardening, how to, repurposing upcycling
After I was done painting I finished it with a glow in the dark spray paint, so now he will glow at night. I'm also going to add lights in his head.
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Added the tile, and hooks, ready for a place in the garden.
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Think he found his spot in the garden.

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2 questions
  • Suzan
    on Nov 29, 2015

    Awesome, total creativity at its best. Where did you purchase the head, and is the material wire?

    • Kimberley Hosmer
      on Mar 31, 2016

      In her list of materials she says she usef a twig ball. Guessing that forms the head? Could probably find most of the parts needed at a thrift store or craigslist/freemarket type sight, or on an "alley adventure".

  • Diana H
    on Dec 29, 2016

    Did you make the leaf, your dragonfly's sitting on? If so, what mixture did you use? Already have large plant leaves for mold. Thank you.

    • Teri
      on Sep 29, 2018

      Jeanne look up leaf casting on you tube. If you were close you could come to my class.

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  • Sue Joachim
    on Mar 7, 2017

    yes i made some for my yard , but i like the way you added beads and the lace and other little things!

  • Sandi Nguyen
    on Jul 9, 2017

    We just replaced our ceiling fan and was thinking about how to repurpose some of the parts. This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

    • Teri
      on Jul 11, 2017

      I love how they just come to life. Each one is unique and I know mine around the yard have always been a fun conversation piece. Enjoy!

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