Make a broken barrel ring garden orb!
I’m rather excited to share this funky garden junk orb project, because it involves the great outdoors!
You’ve asked me for 2 years to post more outdoor projects, so that’s a new goal I’m attempting this year.
I’m also excited about today, because this is part of a very large blog hop, hosted by Hometalk, where all new spring things are being shared! See them at the end of this post!
You can check out my own work on Hometalk HERE.
If you’re new to my blog, welcome! I’m Donna, and I love to decorate with free junk, as well as share all kinds of other stuff. You can catch a glimpse of all I blog about from THIS recent survey post.
So! Onto today’s junky goodness…
While I was pushing things to the side so I could give the walk a good sweep, this wooden flower barrel crumbled into an instant heap at my feet.
Scratching my head, I gathered up the better wood pieces (of course…) then took special note of those three, rusty barrel rings. Hmmm…
And then it came to me… garden junk orb…
This project is so simple, I’m nearly embarrassed to add a tutorial. But, here goes…
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Supplies I used:
Metal spray sealer (if desired)
1. Collapse a rotten half planter barrel, until the rings come loose.
2. Hold the 3 rings inside one another, then loosely tie the tops together with twine or wire, so you can still spin them in different directions. Do the same to the bottom of the rings.
3. With a new strip of longer thin twine, cut the old twine out of the way, then weave the thinner twine in and out between the rings so they stay put while twisted. Do the same to the underside.
4. Swing out the rings to the desired shape, and you can say you own a new-old garden orb sculpture!
5. Spray the garden orb with a clear metal sealer if desired. This will help keep it from deteriorating even more.
Garden orb reveal
The coolest part about this orb is the fact that it doesn’t block out light. Plants can grow right through it!
And so is that luscious rust… promising to only get rustier with time. Unless you choose to spray it with a clear sealer to further protect it of courser.
I love how the rusty patina looks against those growing spring greens!
Think you’ll try making a broken barrel ring garden orb too?
So about those broken barrel wooden parts? I used those too!
Check out this cool planter I made HERE
Oh how I love broken stuff… 🙂
You can also find more of my garden junk posts as well as my other work HERE.
Ready for even MORE spring? Click below to visit, and also be on the lookout for #DIYMySpring on various social medias, to take them all in! (come back Monday when they’ll be all linked up!)