Gutter guards. A very useful tool for homeowners when they are in their prime. (The gutter guard, that is, not the homeowner.) Here is just one way to use all those rusty, metal pieces that some people deem junk. And thank goodness they do!
rusty gutter guard
twine, jute or ribbon
key / embellishments
pencil or dowell
Determine desired size of vase holder and double. Add an extra 8" (to be rolled later) and cut. Fold metal in half - long end to long end.
Roll metal edges around pencil / dowell to create a curled edge. Make sure to use gloves since those edges are sharp!
Fold gutter guard in half, slightly bowing each piece outward to allow room for the cylinder vase.
Roll bottom up as if it were a paper lunch bag.
Attach sides together with twine, jute or ribbon using a cross stitch or any stitch you wish.
Have you heard of Eddie Ross? If not, he is a truly talented young lifestyle designer that I "follow" online. One tip he always recommends is to use hosta leaves inside cylinder vases to hide the ugly stems. Love that! (His are much neater than mine, but you get the idea).
"What? This old rusty thing? Why, thank you."
Could I get any more kooky than using an old gutter guard for home decor? Let me know what crazy things you've come up with using "unique" junk!
As always, take care and keep on junking!