Outdoor: Vintage Silverware Whirligig

Today, I thought we would visit one of my favorite projects perfect for this time of year.

I made my first attempt at pounding the tar out of vintage silverware (larger serving utensils), stamped them and attached them to a vintage baby carriage wheel frame.

To attach them I used liquid nails.

Hubby found a hard plastic tube (at the hardware store), drilled a hole, ran a screw with a bolt and a few spacers.

Then we put it in our flower garden.

It is perfect to get us through the fall when the flowers are reaching their end, but our whirligig will still stand tall.

Vintage Silverware whirligig

A daily reminder of a lesson that sometimes can be hard to remember.

Trust in…

vintage silverware whirligig

the Lord…

vintage silverware whirligig

with all…

 vintage silverware whirligig

your heart…

 vintage silverware whirligig

and He…

 vintage silverware whirligig

shall direct…

vintage silverware whirligig

your paths.

vintage silverware whirligig

Proverbs 3:5-6

 vintage silverware whirligig

It fit just right on just the right number of spokes.

A personal favorite of mine.

Ivintage silverware whirligig

You can also find more outdoor and summer decorating ideas on my summer decorating page.



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  1. says

    Okay, that’s just the coolest thing. What an idea! You are so creative and this is meaningful as well as adorable. Nice work!

  2. Jeannie S says

    That is lovely Laura! Love how it looks, love the message. You are a very creative and sweet lady, blessings!

  3. MaryAnn Lunniss says

    I really like this a lot. Very creative, different and inspirational to boot! Keep it in mind for a future present. In fact I think Richard would love one for his August birthday!
    The Momma

  4. says

    Very cute idea. I was going to ask how you got the words in there… but the comment above said they were stampers? Have a good day!

  5. says

    Oh this is fall perfection at its finest! I am going to pin your wonderful creation!

    While we don’t have much fall here in Phoenix I would love for you to stop by to see what I did find.

    Have a blessed day!

  6. says

    Oh I just love this Laura!!! On so many levels it is wonderful and I know how much my kiddos would enjoy having this in our garden! :-)

  7. says

    Love this idea Laura….perfect for the side yard! And we both know….I have plenty of silver. :) hee hee!


  8. Melissa Leach says

    Wow, I really like this. Did I miss a post where you showed how to stamp on metal? I would love to try something like this. Thanks for the inspiration! God bless.

  9. says

    I am on the hunt for a whirl-a-gig for my yard. Saw some in Santa Fe that interested me. Your silver one IS beautiful. You gave me a good laugh when you said, “pounding the tar” because that’s how I’d feel. Perhaps the perfect activity when one has “a mad on.”

  10. says

    What a wonderful fun idea! Can I purchase one? Please take the time to stop by my new blog Anne’s Attic – Design. Let me know what you think.
    Have a perfectly LOVERLY day!