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Recycled Garden Totem

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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By susan from Elkhart, IN

Recycled Garden Totem
 

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July 14, 20100 found this helpful

That is so wonderfully whimsical! Love it!

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July 14, 20100 found this helpful

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

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July 14, 20100 found this helpful

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

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July 14, 20100 found this helpful

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.

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Thanks for sharing your creation with us!

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July 14, 20100 found this helpful

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

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February 19, 20170 found this helpful

Would like to know what glue you used

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July 15, 20100 found this helpful

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

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July 16, 20100 found this helpful

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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July 16, 20100 found this helpful

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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July 29, 20100 found this helpful

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

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August 9, 20100 found this helpful

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.

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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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June 14, 20200 found this helpful

Sooo Excited! I'm making one....What type of glue or adhesive did you use?

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August 20, 20100 found this helpful

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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July 7, 20150 found this helpful

Creativity taken to the limits!

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March 24, 20170 found this helpful

I love this kind of art. Your Garden Totem is wonderful. I will be making one of these with my Grandchildren this summer. What a fun project.

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February 27, 20180 found this helpful

I don't even have a garden and I want one!!! Your Totem is awesome.I used to live in the Northwest and have seen real totems, Yours is right up there with the best of them!

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I think I'm going to make one for my Daughter-in law. She loves this sort of thing.

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