Monday, March 18, 2013

Boards, Buckets and Butterflies

Ready for Spring??

 We certainly are in Florida. Between Bike Week, Spring Breakers and some warm weather this week it got me in the mood to pick up a few flowers at the nursery.

In trying to come up with a simple idea I came across four metal buckets that Mike acquired. So together we  painted some boards and added the buckets and metal butterflies.

The boards I painted white first then added a beachy blue and coral color. Then sanded to distress a little.

Mike cut the butterflies from scrap metals using the plasma cutter. Then they were primed and painted.
Last year he discovered by combining two colors with the top one fluorescent the paint will "crackle".

Pretty cool!!

Then is was time to attach everything to the boards. Mike used a Whitney Punch to add the holes to the butterflies. And we used the plasma cutter to make small holes in the buckets. I even used it to add small holes to the bottoms of the buckets so the water can drain. 

Then we attached everything with screws and the drill.

Mike cut flat stock metal to size and added them to the back to create a hanger.

Once all elements were combined, they made cute hanging planters.

For now the flowers are still in there pots from the nursery, but they can be planted too!

Few more pictures.

This was a fun and pretty simple project. We made our butterflies, but any metal decoration could be added.

Looking forward to Spring officially starting this week. 

Mike has even added a few more metal flowers to our growing garden!

Enjoy your week!

Mike and Susan

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Linked Too:
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia- Spring Link Party
Beyond The Picket Fence
Whipperberry- Spring Link Party
Designed Decor
Create Craft Love
Life On Lakeshore Drive
Farmhouse Porch
Kathe with an E
Coastal Charm
Embracing Change


  1. those butterflies are so pretty mixed with your flowers. Great job!

  2. now that is so neat, and i just love how bright everything looks. no plants yet in pa-we even had snow today!

    1. Thanks for visiting. Sending a little Spring your way. Have a great weekend!

  3. This is so pretty! Pinning! Thanks for linking up!

    1. Thanks for your party and for Pinning! Enjoy you week!

  4. Love these and the bright colors!! Great Idea! I will be pinning these! Have a good day, Lori

    1. Thanks you Lori for stopping by and for pinning! Glad you like the bright colors. Have a great weekend.

  5. This is so creative! I love it! I am new from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and hopefully follow me back! Have a great day, Nicole!

  6. Thanks Nicole- I'll be sure to visit your blog too! Have a great day.

  7. Very pretty - great idea and a nice project :o)
    Thanks for sharing this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  8. Thanks for stopping by Stacey and for your lovely comments.


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