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Tutorial: Butterfly Garden Trellis

31 May 2014 1,357 views No Comment

by rhonda

Make a butterfly garden trellis from dollar store stuff

A few weeks ago my local Dollar Tree got a shipment of small wire trellises. Since we've been doing a lot of work to our lawn this season, I picked one up so I could use it to make something pretty to add to our flower beds.  When I also noticed a bunch of metal hanging butterfly decorations, I knew that combining the two elements would make something just perfect for my colorful, quirky gardening style!  (And it makes a wonderful companion for my zebra striped flamingo!)

Project estimate:

  • Wire trellis, $1
  • Metal butterfly, $1
  • Spray paint, on hand
  • E6000 glue, on hand

Total: $2

Butterfly Garden Trellis

The first thing I did was give it a coat of paint.  You can skip this step if you want, but I decided I wanted mine to be a bit more colorful.  Lots of people have a green trellis, but how many people have a purple trellis?  I love how spray paint is like pizzazz in a can!

Butterfly Garden Trellis

Remove the hanging chain from the butterfly with a pair of pliers and set it aside for a future project.

Butterfly Garden Trellis

When the spray paint is dry, line the two pieces up and place them face-down on your work surface.  Carefully add a dab of E6000 glue to the back side of the butterfly everywhere it meets the wire.  Let the glue dry undisturbed for at least an hour.

Butterfly Garden Trellis

When the glue is dry, find it a home somewhere in your garden or lawn!

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