Bug Sculpture

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September 16, 2020

Bug Sculpture - bug added to flowers and tea pot bird feeder from other projectsI made this with broken a patio chair and misc metal pieces. This is what happens when your husband stands on a patio chair, falls off, and it breaks! You make a bug sculpture! We used all of the chair except the seat which was actually the only part of the chair that broke and was unuseable.


You need to use your imagination with this project, purchasing metal pieces that resemble a bug's wings, tail, head, etc. I just got lucky!

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1


  • metal pieces from thrift store
  • nuts, bolts, washers
  • broken metal patio furniture
  • zip ties
  • wire
  • spray paint
  • plate
Bug Sculpture - broken chair
Bug Sculpture - chair with broken leg
Bug Sculpture - chair parts and other miscellaneous metal parts


  1. Drill hole in a plate for the face. Drill holes into the back of a patio chair and attach to legs with nut, bolt, and washers to form the bug body.
  2. Bug Sculpture - stylized Kokopelli plate
    Bug Sculpture - drilling holes in chair back
    Bug Sculpture - attaching to legs
  3. Attach head, wings, and tail with zip ties to hold in place. Then, wire the parts together and remove zip ties.
  4. Bug Sculpture - box of zip ties
    Bug Sculpture - temporarily holding parts for head, wings, and tail in place using zip ties
    Bug Sculpture - creating wings
    Bug Sculpture - adding more metal parts
    Bug Sculpture - round black wire baskets attached

  5. Spray paint. Allow to dry.
  6. Bug Sculpture - spray painted white
  7. Attach face (plate) to head of insect using a washer, nut, and bolt to look like a nose. Here is our "bug" in his home among our glass flowers!
  8. Bug Sculpture - face (plate) attached and bug placed in garden
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