Turn a Whisk Into Dragonfly Garden Art

15 Minutes
I love to repurpose items to create whimsical garden art. I turned a whisk into a pretty dragonfly that graces my courtyard.
It’s getting warmer and I’m ready to head outside and do some gardening! I love to put fun, unusual critters in my yard, so I decided to try my hand at metal “art” (ha!)
I used an inexpensive whisk to create this pretty, sparkly dragonfly! I found the whisk for just $1 at my local grocery store, but this would also be a way to recycle any old balloon whisks you have lying around. I was tempted to spray paint my dragonfly, but in the end, I left it silver. That’s always an option, though, if you want something more colorful.

Metal Balloon Whisk

Wire Cutters

Faceted beads

Craft or jewelry wire
The entire body of the dragonfly is just made with the whisk. The only added supply are some large acrylic pendant beads to make the eyes. You could spray paint the whisk before you add the "eyes" if you prefer something more colorful.
If you enjoyed this project, you'll also like my whisk butterfly that I show you how to make on my site. I've been stocking up on thrifted whisks and have a few other ideas in mind...some whisk flowers and a whisk angel!
Morena Hockley
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  • Terrie Terrie on Jun 13, 2017

    what did you use the wire cutters for And how did you attach the head?

  • Sharon Sosa Sharon Sosa on Jul 29, 2017

    Could you after creating the dragon fly or other put it on a baking sheet then add clear colored pony beads on a outdoor grill to melt them for a more detailed and colorful creation? Kind of like a "stained glass" effect. Just wondering, it would be pretty if possible.

  • Brenda Brenda on Apr 18, 2019

    I would like to try this and I want to print out the directions. I don't want to print all of the other pages and there are a lot of them. Is this possible to do?

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