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Years ago my hubby made me the sweetest flower holder — from an old hay rake. Yes you can turn farm equipment into lawn art. All it takes is a little ingenuity. Read on and tell me what you think of his creation below. Me? I love it!
As I touched it up with spray paint for the spring, I thought y’all might enjoy seeing it. The teeth on an old hay rake are the “arms”.
And mine holds 6 of those wire basket flower pots — which I also touched up with some spray paint this year. They are lined with those coco basket liners. TIP: Add in your liner then add in a plastic grocery bag before adding dirt. That will help keep the water in and help your flowers to last longer.
I assume there are a variety of ways to do this. But hubby used a metal pole for the center. He made a round piece in the center for each “arm” to go through. And then welded it up (isn’t it great to have a hubby that welds??). This version has lasted us for years without the arms breaking off.
Now if I had better luck at training that clematis to actually CLIMB the pole. Do y’all have any advice for me there?
Be on the lookout for an old hay rake at a farm near you. Then use your own old farm equipment to make lawn art for your yard. Your flowers will look great hanging from one of these creations.
Now I am off to work in the rest of my yard. It never ends right? At least I have this beauty to stare at while I work! Let me know what you think of this old farm equipment now that it is all dolled up!
Want more ideas for your garden? Try this hanging herb garden for another gorgeous display!
I’ve seen these many times – I wish I had someone to make them for me – they are so cool…
Pretty photos of your garden.
Wow! I sure wish I had one of those. Love it!
I want one! Love it! 🙂
that is such a cute idea…did your husband cement it in the ground or just dig very deep to post it? I would love to find one of those!! your flowers look great!!
I really, really LOVE this and I can’t stop laughing because the only place the word WELD exists in my home is the dictionary! Yours is beautiful and I may just have to come back and admire it!
He did a terrific job on it. love it!
What a neat idea!
Good question Patti! He actually did use cement to put it in the ground.
That looks wonderful! I wish I could weld (and there are classes). After that I’d have to find the hay rake…
That is so cool! I wonder if you could spray some chicken wire black and wrap it around the pole to get the clematis to climb it. I would probably just add a few inches at a time while the clem got bigger.
I love it, now where can I get a sweet hubby to do it?
So cool! I love it!! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
I’m visiting from My Romantic Home. I love this – I bet it’s really beautiful when your baskets fill in & spill over!
You could attach a ring of chicken wire around the pole for your clematis to cling to. It looks like it needs something to grip. Clematis is one of my favorite plants. Jen