Craft: Recycled Garden Totem

By susan 33 441

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I had a corner of my garden that needed some color this spring. I saw some garden totems made of glass, but I wanted something with more color. I scavenged garage sales, thrift shops, and my own home and came up with this interpretation of my own. It gives my dull corner some brightness until the flowers start blooming. You can see a photo on my gardening blog under "Totem, Love'm":

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Recycled Garden Totem

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By Jan Yofee 12 65 Flag

July 14, 2010

That is so wonderfully whimsical! Love it!

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By Rachel's Mom 277 87 Flag

July 14, 2010

Wow! This is too pretty to leave outside. I think I would find a place inside to use it! :)

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By Maryeileen 76 1,143 Flag

July 14, 2010

How colorful, and very creative of you. Thanks for sharing!

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By christi 93 320 Flag

July 14, 2010

I collect teapots and i think this is a wonderful recycled project. I dont have a garden but I am thinking with some of my mini teapots this would be cute in a windowsill garden. Thanks for sharing your creation with us!

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By Sandi/Poor But Proud 467 2,133 Flag

July 14, 2010

It's not easy to inspire me but this did! Where's the glue!

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By sherry 33 14 Flag

July 15, 2010

This is absolutely gorgeous, I can't wait to make theses with my girls. Thanks for sharing it.

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By GRAMMY 007 1 8 Flag

July 16, 2010

This totem pole is terrific. I love it and am already on a scavenger hunt to find items I'd like in mine. Thanks for taking the time to share this with us.

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By GRAMMY 007 1 8 Flag

July 16, 2010

This totem pole is terrific. I love it and am already on a scavenger hunt to find items I'd like in mine. Thanks for taking the time to share this with us.

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By Linda 65 Flag

July 29, 2010

Love this idea, but where on earth did you find the cute face pot?

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By susan 33 441 Flag

August 9, 2010

LinnieB: The head planter is a "lola planter" she was popular a few years back but terribly expensive online. I found her last year at Meijers for a much more reasonable price, but you could probably make her too fairly easily. I had so much fun making her, just finding the right parts was fun. Thanks so much to all for voting for this. :)

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By Carla Vaught 1 7 Flag

August 20, 2010

This is absolutely adorable! I especially love it because you used tea pots, which is one of my favorite drinks! This is a lovely idea.

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By likekinds 114 507 Flag

July 7, 2015

Creativity taken to the limits!

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