Finally got it hung up this past weekend!!
the planning stage...
and scrap metal !!!!!
just starting to put it together.
and hung! lol
yeah, I know we need to repaint our trim! lol
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.)
Great Job! Looks like a lot of work.
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!
Kat, that is soooo pretty. What a lot of work,but the outcome is well worth it.
That is gorgeous, girl!!!! Great job!!!!
I'd love to see the night lights shining on it.
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!
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!)
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!
WOW! That is beautiful!!! You are really talented, Kat. Congratulations on a job well done.
I am blown away by your talent. Yourwreath is stunning.
That is just gorgeous, Kat! Very creative!!
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;)
Really terrific and nice generous tutorial
Wow!!!! All the work but well worth it. You did a great job.
Kat that is gorgeous, such a talented lady are you!!!
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.
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.
That is wonderfully creative. I love it.
It is simply gorgeous and your talent is astounding! - but isn't it dangerously sharp to handle being cut of tin like that?
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
WOW!! I'm impressed!! YA DONE GOOD KAT!
That is beautiful, Kat!
Wow, Ms. Kat, I am totally impressed!That is beautiful!
Very creative. Good job.
As Caroline said-you are the bomb!!! I had no idea you were that talented-I'm sure not. Its beautiful!
very cool! i luv that! ~ liz
jasdip and sjerin. the lights don't reflect off of it. I need to get one of those little spot light thingys. lol
Very creative!! I like it!!
I love it, u did a great job!!
Ooo, good idea, Kat. I'll bet your neighbors are very impressed!!