I have seen this idea a few times online via pinterest and blogs I follow (which of course I couldn’t find again to show my husband) so I am not claiming this as my own original idea. However, I do have to say I fell in love with the idea and knew immediately that my dad, king of lawn ornaments, lover of all things outdoorsy was going to get some version of these for Father’s day this year.
I started out with some kind of neat but
boring clear glass plates and coasters (?) plus a little yellow/amber colored piece.
I wiped them down and got to work. I hit up the
mancave basement for some leftover cans of spray paint and found red and green which went perfectly with the paint I picked up for Treasures from the Trash project from Valspar.
After the paint was dried, I covered them with a clear coat and let that dry as well. The clear coat helps to seal the paint and keep it from being sticky/tacky.
From there, I glued the pieces together using Epoxy (because my husband tells me that hot glue is not REAL glue.. Crashed my world.) I must admit it did work very well and I am rather impressed.
After the plates were glued and set (I left them for 24 hours) I glued on the nut, let it set for about an hour and then spun them on to my stakes.
Because the plates dip in the center, it was a little hard to find a good place for the nut to sit and ideally, I suppose I should have put one at the top and bottom, but I only bout a two pack.
Anyway, I am happy with how they came out and hope my dad likes them!! I made them for his father's day gift, which he will finally receive tomorrow since I worked all last weekend.
Then I might have had a little bit of fun taking pictures... hah, shocking I bet.