Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Dirt: faux metal plant sticks

I came across the most amazing faux metal wall art at Suzy’s Artsy Crafty Sitcom.  Of course, I had to try to make some. Here’s a shout out to Suzy because mine are in the trash.

I did have a few strips of the paper towel rolls left so I decided to make one last attempt. I curled the paper towel roll strips and glued them onto a stick to make plant sticks. And like Suzy’s wall art, I spray painted them using black metallic paint.

If you want to give someone a plant as a gift, these would make nice gift tag holders. Just tie your gift tag to the plant stick or use them with herb plants to identify your herbs.

I’m glad I didn’t give up and throw everything in the trash. If you first do not succeed…


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  1. I've been wanting to try her technique too, yours look great!

  2. I saw Suzy's wall art and these plant stakes are just as awesome!!! I'm going to have to start saving my TP and paper towel rolls!! :)

  3. Wow, i totally thought that was metal! That looks awesome! I can't believe a paper towel roll looks so great! Great idea!
    Thanks for linking this up today! :D

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Those really look great! Thanks for linking!

  5. I also saw Suzy's tutorial and couldn't believe the designs she made! Sorry yours didn't work out, but way to upcycle :)

  6. I love this upcycle! Super cute idea. Let's face it I saw Suzy's work and I've come to the conclusion that she's super human! I'm doing something similar on my blog soon. 8)

  7. Great job! I am loving the hammered spray paint for these faux projects!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  8. I think your plant stakes came out wonderfully! Not superhuman here...just ridiculously addicted to small details. My husband rolls his eyes and leaves me alone when I get all involved in a project.

    I'm just so thrilled to see other folks trying it! It totally makes my day to know that my crazy ideas inspire!



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