FINALLY got another project done.. Christmas decoration! outdoor

kacramDecember 18, 2012

Finally got it hung up this past weekend!!
the planning stage...
and scrap metal !!!!!
just starting to put it together.
DONE!!!
and hung! lol

yeah, I know we need to repaint our trim! lol

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adellabedella_usa

Lookin' Good!

    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 5:32PM
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sjerin

Wowie zowie!! Aren't you talented, though!! That is really beautiful, Kat, and I'll bet the lights will be reflected in it at night. Can you take a nighttime pic if it's not too cold? (I hear you might have a little snow.)

    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 5:33PM
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JoAnn_Fla

Great Job! Looks like a lot of work.

    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 5:37PM
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caroline94535

It is beyound beautiful!

My inner Ms. Nosey Parker has to make her appearance! Where did you get the scrap metal? (Is it roof flashing?) Who cut the petals? (And with what?) How big is the wooden circle base? How did you attach the petals? What is the bow made of?

Can you guess who needs something similar over her garage doors? (If you wouldn't think I was a blatant copy-cat. I am half the country away from your house. If I were close by I'd be proud to paint the trim - which looks fine - for you!)

My off-center, mis-matched, odd garage doors need something huge and beautiful, like your wreath, to distract for their "oddness."

It is so beautiful! You are a very talented woman!

    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 5:47PM
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sandiefl

Kat, that is soooo pretty. What a lot of work,but the outcome is well worth it.

    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 6:03PM
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jasdip

That is gorgeous, girl!!!! Great job!!!!
I'd love to see the night lights shining on it.

    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 6:09PM
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kacram

Thank you, everyone!
LOL, Caroline! Construct away! I don't know the diameter
of the plywood. It is one inch plywood. It's is left over
from when I had to jerry~rig a purchased base to fit my
Dad's marble coffee top. (the coffee table in first picture)
I bought a round and then used my skill saw to cut out the right size for the table. I will measure the coffee table
and give you a guess! And yes, it is 14 inch wide
aluminum flashing. I used 2, 10 foot rolls. They were from
another project that didn't work out! And I wanted to use
copper for a bow, but it IS a bit pricey, and like someone pointed out, it would have been stolen! The only thing I didn't have was something for a bow. I tried the mylar
emergency blanket, but not stiff enough, an not enough
texture. So I hit up Home Depot and found this insulation.
I was looking for something red or green, but didn't find
anything I thought would work. I might find some metallic
spray paint and try it out on the left over insulation. lol

I was going to attach them using roofing nails, but used
a stapler instead, two per leaf so they wouldn't twist and
move. I just worked with the curve of the flashing. Some curved out, and some curved in to give it more texture. I
did have to actually put folds in some of them, by the
pointy end, so the would have more dimension.

I'm thinking it is 48 inches in diameter.
I cut the petals. I fist used brown paper to figure out
what shapes I wanted to use. At first I was just going
to cut one curve. Then decided on two curves, and after I
cut a few of those, I decided on three curves. It cuts
with scissors, but I used my tin snips. They have a little
bit of a serrated edge, so the edges of the aluminum
wasn't really sharp when I used those.

I took a propane torch to two of the single leaves, the ones
at the end of the run of triangles I originally cut out. Anyway, I wanted to get some color on them, and I know
copper and steel will change under the flame. But I got
only one tiny spot that was the "oil slick" color that I
wanted, so I chose not to do it. I was going to color
the leaves and leave the ends in silver. All in all
I'm happy with the monochromatic look! Have fun!

    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 6:20PM
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caroline94535

You are The Bomb!

I'm going to try to sneak this in as a "Honey Do" project. If all else fails, I'll tackle it myslef!

(For next Christmas, LOL!)

    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 6:28PM
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kacram

the flashing had a coating of some type on it. I wonder
if I had taken the time to get that off, it the metal
would have turned a nicer color. The color it DID turn
would have made a nice pinecone! I was thinking of making
one, but I didn't have any left over! lol I spray
painted window screening, but it didn't have enough punch!
lol

    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 6:43PM
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wanda_va

WOW! That is beautiful!!! You are really talented, Kat. Congratulations on a job well done.

    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 6:52PM
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pam_25f

I am blown away by your talent. Yourwreath is stunning.

    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 7:03PM
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ShedTheChrysalis

That is just gorgeous, Kat! Very creative!!

    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 7:13PM
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YogaLady1948

Kat I am so Jealous of your beautiful wreath and talent!!

This is what needs to be sold at the craft fairs we were all taking about~~~~very special handcrafted items, from talented people like yourself;)

    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 8:03PM
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minnie_tx

Really terrific and nice generous tutorial

    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 8:47PM
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Georgysmom

Wow!!!! All the work but well worth it. You did a great job.

    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 9:02PM
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brightonborn

Kat that is gorgeous, such a talented lady are you!!!

June

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 6:06AM
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yayagal

What a terrific creation you made and sooo clever. I've been dying to make something out of metal so you've given me inspiration. Thanks.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 7:16AM
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katlan

That is great! I love it. I am jealous of it and your talent, totally in a good way.

This will be bookmarked for sure.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 7:20AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

That is wonderfully creative. I love it.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 8:30AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

That is wonderfully creative. I love it.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 8:31AM
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GrammyMyrna

It is simply gorgeous and your talent is astounding! - but isn't it dangerously sharp to handle being cut of tin like that?

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 8:54AM
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kacram

Thank you, everyone!

GrammyMyrna, My tin snips had a small serrated edge,
so the edges were not as sharp as you'd think. You still
have to be careful, not sliding your fingers along it, but
I didn't get cut once. I DID get stabbed a few times though.
I cut the flashing into triangles before I cut the curves,
and those points were so sharp, as were some of the pieces
left over. I rounded off the pointed tip. lol

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 9:16AM
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curlysue

Beautiful!!!!

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 9:47AM
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liz

WOW!! I'm impressed!! YA DONE GOOD KAT!

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 9:49AM
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dorothy_oahu

That is beautiful, Kat!

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 2:22PM
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mamatoad

Wow, Ms. Kat, I am totally impressed!That is beautiful!

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 3:05PM
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schoolhouse_gw

Very creative. Good job.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 6:38PM
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lisa_fla

As Caroline said-you are the bomb!!! I had no idea you were that talented-I'm sure not. Its beautiful!

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 7:54PM
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bigfoot_liz

very cool! i luv that! ~ liz

    Bookmark   December 20, 2012 at 7:57AM
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kacram

jasdip and sjerin. the lights don't reflect off of it. I need to get one of those little spot light thingys. lol

    Bookmark   December 20, 2012 at 11:10PM
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lydia1959

Very creative!! I like it!!

    Bookmark   December 20, 2012 at 11:37PM
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Lizzann_Ar

I love it, u did a great job!!

    Bookmark   December 21, 2012 at 11:08AM
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sjerin

Ooo, good idea, Kat. I'll bet your neighbors are very impressed!!

    Bookmark   December 21, 2012 at 1:43PM
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