Garden Picks

Garden picks to stick in your plants and flowers that are planted in pots. Watch them seem to fly when the wind blows.


Approximate Time: 15 minutes per each one


  • needle nose pliers
  • steel wire (22 gauge)
  • straight pieces of wire
  • small foam ornamental objects
  • glue


I bought a subscription of Birds and Blooms magazine and got a hummingbird on a wire pick to stick in a potted plant as a free gift. It was so cute. When I found some cute butterflies and birds in the dollar store, I decided to make a few.


  1. Using some straight wire to use as picks. Take a pair of needle nose pliers and bend the end and put a small loop on the very end.

  2. Make some little "o" rings with some 22 gauge wire.

  3. Take some more wire (22 gauge) and stick it thru the foam bodies and make a small loop on the bottom of the birds and butterflies so the wire will not slip back thru the hole.

  4. Put some glue in the hole on the top and the bottom of the objects to prevent the wire from moving around and enlarging the hole in the body.

  5. Cut the wire about 2 feet long and put another loop at the top of this wire. I then put the "o" ring on this loop and attach to the loop at the end of the pick. The "o" ring allows the bird and butterfly to move and seem like they are flying when the wind blows.


By Little Suzy from OH


June 15, 20150 found this helpful

Oh how wonderful and cute. This idea is a keeper.

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