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Friday, July 17, 2009

Bottle Bug

On the Garden Junk Forum we had a (Christmas in July) Summer Junk Gift Exchange. This is what I made for my person.

It was made from an old red flower vase. I drilled holes to attach the wings/antenna/hanger and feet. I glued the large half marbles on for eyes. I also used epoxy glue to hold the wings etc in place. I thought it turned out pretty cute.

Bottle bugs are just something fun to hang in the garden or on your patio etc.


You might remember a few weeks back I made the bug out of old used metal items.
This is the same idea just using a bottle instead.

The wings were from a Home Interiors wall hanging that I got at the Salvation Army. It was fun to make and I am happy to say it flew off to his new home and arrived in one piece!
You may be thinking but this is Friday...where are the bloomin' flowers?
Well its been terribly hot this week and things are just not doing so well. So no pictures this week. Hopefully next week there will be something to photograph! Do stop by and check out Tootsies blog for fabulous blooms on this Fertilizer Friday!

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20 comments:

tina said...

It's perfect! I bet the recipient loved it.

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Well I must say. You are very creative. Your bottle bug is just the cutest thing. I would be proud to hang that from a tree! :)
Thanks very much for your visit to my blog today. Do come again, won't you?

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

So cute! I would love to have something like this. You should sell them on Etsy. -Jackie

Crafty Gardener said...

fabulous bottle bug

lynn'sgarden said...

Talk about crafty, Cindee! I bet with the sun hitting that red glass...wow! What did you get in return? Btw, loved the duck photos in your last post :)
Lynn

Kudzu said...

oh, that's so cute...and I really love this red glass version :D
kudzu

Teresa~Gardening with Soule said...

Great idea! Whimsical and colorful. A great combination.

Meadowview Thymes said...

I love the bottle bug. Sure would look cute hanging from my tree in front of the kitchen window! :)
It's hot here too, but we did get a tiny bit of rain last night with rumors of more to come. Fingers are crossed!
Have a great weekend Cindee!
(no luck on finding the snake yet)

CiNdEe said...

Hi Tina,
Thanks!!!(-:

Hi Donna,
Thank You and thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a message!!!

Hi Ellie Mae's Cottage,
Thanks! They are pretty easy to make once you find the right bottle!!!

Hi Crafty Gardener,
Thank You!

Hi Kudzu,
Thanks! I liked the red too! Its pretty in the sun!

Hi Teresa~Gardening with Soule,
Thanks and thanks for stopping by today!!!

Hi Lynn's Garden,
Thank You!!! It is pretty in the sunlight!!!

Hi Meadowview Thymes,
Thank You!
It would look pretty hanging near your window! The red is bright and cheery! I sure hope you find that snake soon! That would be un-nerving for sure! I have my fingers crossed for more rain there for you! When your done with it please send it straight to me!!(-:
Have a great weekend everyone! I will be at the lake again!!!(-;

Brenda said...

You know who you remind me of, Cindee? Those junk gals who've become so successful with their junk decorating. You're the garden junk queen! Oh, but it doesn't look like junk. That's not what I mean! It's just that you take some simple things and make them beautiful yard art.
Brenda

Sue said...

Yes, that bottle bug is cute!

On my blog, you said you have a moonflower bloom. Is it the vining kind, or the datura, like what was shown in that post? If it's datura, you will want to take the seed pods off carefully while they are still green. I use scissors. Then, let a few stay on later in the season, so you can have some seeds plant themselves.

Stacey said...

That is so cute! Something tells me the hummingbirds might be coming by to check it out, too.

perennialgardener said...

That is too cute, what a lucky recipient! :)

CiNdEe said...

Hi Brenda,
Thanks. I am honored to be a junk queen(-: I love to make things out of recycled materials or otherwise things people would throw out. It makes it more special somehow(-: You know what they say about one mans trash is another mans treasure!

Hi Sue,
I have the datura plant. I have not seen a vine. That would be pretty! My dads gf gave it to me. I have heard it is quite invasive so I will be careful to keep the seed pods picked off! I just love the beautiful flowers it produces!

Hi Stacey,
Thanks. I bet the hummingbirds will be by there too!

Hi perennial gardener,
Thank You! I know she will love it!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hello Cindee. Trying to catch up on all my blogger friends because it was a busy week.

Oh, you know I am going to love this new little creature that is flying around the garden. What a cute idea. It always amazes me at the clever ideas that you come up with. I love her wings.
Hope you get a cooler spell coming.

Jesikarena said...

That is SO CUTE!!!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Great wings. Love the bottle bug.
Ramona

Nola @ the Alamo said...

You create the most beautiful garden art! I am green (red in this case) with envy! And thanks for the slideshows on your sidebar; it's nice to know that if I ever get the courage up to try some of those things, I have a nice series of photos to work from.

Kathleen said...

That is too cute Cindee. You are truly so creative. I think you should sell them too ~ but maybe that would take the fun out of making them??

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