Recycled Bicycle Wheels
I love reading creative blogs, and came across The Hanky Dress Lady, isn’t that name adorable?? She made these adorable garden flowers out of bicycle wheels, I know, sounds a bit over the top, but I had to make them.
I had 2 old bicycles that I was going to tear apart for parts, so I had the main part. They didn’t explain how they attached them to the pole, or what type of pole they used, so I ran out to my local Home Depot. I decided rebar would make a great pole, but how to attach them, and it came to me, hose clamps 🙂
Taking the wheels off of a bicycle is very easy, but messy, very messy. I always have all colors of spray paint around, so I painted them all different colors. I painted the rebar green and left the hose clamps unpainted. The Hanky Dress Lady had put leaves on hers, but I liked mine without.
Important note !!! Make sure that you are 100% sure you want them where you put them, I learned the hard way.
I tried cutting the rebar, and I just don’t have the tools, so I hammered them in the ground to the height I wanted. The rebar was 10 ft tall, my hardware stores only carry 1,2,4 and 10 ft rebar, and I knew I wanted these flowers to be about 6 ft tall, so 10 ft it was. I hammered them in to the desired heights and attached the flowers and hated where I had them. They were not easy to get out of the ground, but I did manage to get them out and now they are in their permanent location.
Now, if you’re still with me, and you get one completed, I would love to see it!!”