A Fun Yard Tool Makeover

I am just back from a week with the family...swimming, boating, eating, fireworks and fun! I managed to sneak in a fun little makeover project, too!

Making over an old farm garden funnel into a colorful planter from Itsy Bits And Pieces blog.



This week I am joining my fellow Thrifty Chicks in another of our makeover challenges...this time we are using old yard tools! I'll be sharing links to all of the projects at the end of my post! 

I chose to re-do an old farm/garden funnel!

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My funnel is really large...perfect for a decorative plant holder! I wanted to do something really colorful for summer, so I went to my stash of bottle caps!

Making over an old farm garden funnel into a colorful planter from Itsy Bits And Pieces blog.

In order to attach them to the funnel I used some wooden game markers, and glued them in the caps. I am sure the craft store has wood pieces, too. You could use glued in magnets, too...but I knew they wouldn't stay on in our weather.  Then I glued the caps to the funnel. Just use an indoor outdoor glue.

Making over an old farm garden funnel into a colorful planter from Itsy Bits And Pieces blog.

Making over an old farm garden funnel into a colorful planter from Itsy Bits And Pieces blog.

Making over an old farm garden funnel into a colorful planter from Itsy Bits And Pieces blog.

I found an old metal mop handle in the garage and used that as a the support pole.  I love the red color.  I used a rubber mallet to hammer 
it well into the ground for good support.

Making over an old farm garden funnel into a colorful planter from Itsy Bits And Pieces blog.

Then I simply slid the funnel over the pole.
The funnel has a mesh screen at the top of its neck that holds it in place.

Making over an old farm garden funnel into a colorful planter from Itsy Bits And Pieces blog.

Making over an old farm garden funnel into a colorful planter from Itsy Bits And Pieces blog.

It adds a little whimsy to the garden...

Making over an old farm garden funnel into a colorful planter from Itsy Bits And Pieces blog.

Zinnias are my favorite flowers!
The bright yellow color creates such a happy look!

Making over an old farm garden funnel into a colorful planter from Itsy Bits And Pieces blog.

It looks so cute next to my garage sale winged pig...

Making over an old farm garden funnel into a colorful planter from Itsy Bits And Pieces blog.


Making over an old farm garden funnel into a colorful planter from Itsy Bits And Pieces blog.


Making over an old farm garden funnel into a colorful planter from Itsy Bits And Pieces blog.

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Making over an old farm garden funnel into a colorful planter from Itsy Bits And Pieces blog.


You can visit my previous Thrifty Chicks posts...

A Simple Flower Pot Project Itsy Bits And Pieces


A Fun Mosaic Project Itsy Bits And Pieces


Fun DIY Button Card Projects- Itsy Bits And Pieces


Be sure to visit my fellow Thrifty Chicks 
Old Yard Tool Challenge posts and see what they did with these garden goodies!  Lots of fun inspiration!

Thrifty Chicks- Lora B Create And Ponder


Thrifty Chicks- Color Me Thrifty


Little Vintage Cottage- Upcycled Yard Tool Wreath
Thrifty Chicks- Little Vintage Cottage


Thrifty Chicks Old Tool Challenge


Until next time...

18 comments

  1. Linda this is so stink'n cute. The plant was the perfect addition. It does add whimsy to your garden.

    Enjoy your day

    Cindy

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  2. Linda, You have the cutest make overs. I love the flowers in the old funnel. That is such a good addition to your garden. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  3. Oh my god... I LOVE this project! How cute with the bottle caps and standing tall in your garden! Zinnias are my favorite flowers too😊

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  4. Fun, fun, FUN! This is such a cute makeover, and those vintage bottle caps - what a great stash you have there. Your 'new' flower pot is a perfect companion for the flying pig and looks great in your garden. You always come up with the neatest ideas, Linda!!!

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    1. Thank you! I have a large stash of caps from my Junk Bonanza selling days...now I love to use them for projects!

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  5. I'm drooling over your bottle cap collection, Linda! Can't say I've ever come across any (or they would have come home with me;). This project is a great way to enjoy them everyday! Such a fun summer-by-the-lake planter! Love the bright colors on the galvanized! Two thumbs up! Pinned!

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  6. Great project Linda! Your funnel planter is fabulous. I love the addition of the bottle caps. Pinned!

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  7. The funnel, is fun and goes so well with your 'Pigs Fly', which is a saying I've always loved! had to pin it!

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  8. Thank you, Sandi! Can you believe someone was selling that pig for $1 at a garage sale? I was so happy to find it!

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  9. That is just way too darn cute! I would love that kind of whimsy in my garden. Hope you had a wonderful time with your family!

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  10. LOVE it Linda! The bottle caps are the perfect accent for that great old funnel and it's so fun--filled with flowers and sitting atop the old mop handle.

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