Upcycled Yard Tools Wreath

Today I'm sharing something that will make yard work seem just a little bit sweeter 😊

Do you believe me?!

Ok, maybe your actual yard work won't be any sweeter but you'll certainly look at old yard tools a little differently now!

Today is our monthly Thrifty Chicks project and our challenge this month is old yard tools!

I'm sharing what I did with an old rake and faucet handles and after my project, you'll be able to check out what the other ladies have created! Here's a little teaser of our supplies we each used.

Upcycled Yard Tools Wreath

I'm right in the middle of a garage remodel and everything that was once in the garage is now in the backyard, covered with tarps so I tried to think of something I could make without having to un-tarp everything and hunt for my supplies.

I had an old rake propped right outside the garage door and my dad had just helped me get these old faucet handles off their old spigots so they were not packed up.

Upcycled Yard Tools Wreath

All I needed to dig out was some spray paint and luckily that wasn't too hard! The rake got a couple coats of sunny yellow and for the faucet handles, I chose hot pink, aqua, and orange.

Upcycled Yard Tools Wreath

Now, to make a wreath I needed a bow... almost every good wreath has a bow right??

But it couldn't be just any bow... it had to be special... voila!! I had a partial roll of some old lawn chair webbing!

Upcycled Yard Tools Wreath

I created a simple bow by folding the webbing accordion style so that I had a stack about 3 folds tall, clipped a little triangle shape through all the layers on each side in the middle and tied it tightly with a skinny piece of ribbon. Then I just pulled the layers apart and fluffed them up.

Upcycled Yard Tools Wreath

I tied it onto the rake with the skinny ribbon tails. The center loop on my bow was made by rolling the cut end that ended up on top toward the center and gluing it in place.


Upcycled Yard Tools Wreath

Here are my painted faucet handle "flowers".

Upcycled Yard Tools Wreath

I used a couple of leaves from some silk flowers I have and added my flowers on top.

Upcycled Yard Tools Wreath

Upcycled Yard Tools Wreath

Upcycled Yard Tools Wreath

It hangs from a piece of coordinating yellow ribbon tied to the back of the rake.

Upcycled Yard Tools Wreath

I love how it turned out!

Upcycled Yard Tools Wreath

The bright colors make it so fun!

Upcycled Yard Tools Wreath

I'm a little torn though... I can't decide if the bow is my favorite part or the faucet flowers!

Upcycled Yard Tools Wreath


Upcycled Yard Tools Wreath

So, from this...

Upcycled Yard Tools Wreath

To this!

Upcycled Yard Tools Wreath

Now, let's check out the other ladies' projects! Just click the links below to be taken to their blogs.

1. Linda from Itsy Bits and Pieces - A Fun Yard Tool Makeover
2. Sheila from Audrey Would! - Upcycled Vintage Bulb Planters
3. Tuula from Color me Thrifty - Repurposed Garden Trowel
4. Lora from Lora B. Create & Ponder - 10 Easy Ways to Decorate with Vintage Garden Tools
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Upcycled Yard Tools Wreath

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