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Repurposed Whisks Made Into Garden Tulips

 Imagine transforming old, unused whisks into beautiful garden tulips. By repurposing these kitchen tools, you can create unique and eye-catching decorations for your outdoor space. The metal whisk wires can be bent and shaped to resemble the petals of a tulip, while the handle can serve as the stem. With a little creativity and some paint, you can breathe new life into these discarded items and turn them into charming pieces of art for your garden. This upcycling project is not only environmentally friendly, but it also adds a touch of personality and charm to your outdoor space. So next time you come across some old whisks that are no longer in use, consider turning them into beautiful garden tulips and enjoy the satisfaction of giving new purpose to old items.

I pick up these metal whisks whenever I see them at thrift stores.

Bending Repurposed Whisks into Tulip Shapes

Pull the wire parts outward like this.

Hang onto the top of each part and pull out from the bottom as you bend the part out.

Then bend the whisk parts up until you have a shape that you like.

These metal whisks come in all sizes so you can make any size tulips that you want.

Just like with real plantings in the garden when it comes to garden art flowers I like to do things in threes and fives.

There’s something about uneven numbers that just looks more natural.

Spray Painting Repurposed Whisks to look like Tulips

Next it’s time to spray paint your whisk tulips whatever color you want.

I chose a bright and happy red.

But I wanted to add a little extra something.

Years ago we had some fabulous red tulips in the garden with happy yellow centers, and I wanted to try to mimic that somehow.

So I sprayed a little yellow into the middle of each whisk tulip.

This is totally optional, but if you do decide to do this don’t worry about it too much.

The yellow is just a nod to the real thing and doesn’t have to be perfect.

The fun thing about creating your own garden art flowers or tulips is that you can really do whatever you want.

Even though most of the stems will be inside my pipe stems I spray painted them green just because it seemed like the thing to do.

And the tops of the whisk stems will be visible.

I forgot to remove all the metal loops at the ends of the whisks before spray painting, so I got rid of the remaining ones with some pliers.

This is so your whisk tulips will fit snugly into the pipe stems.

And here are my five repurposed whisk tulips all spray painted and ready to go into the garden.

I cut some 1″ pvc pipe to use for stems using my miter box and saw. The pvc was very easy to cut through.

Use various lengths of pipe for interest.

If you do happen to cut them the same length you could always push some farther into the ground to get the height differences.

Supplies used for repurposed whisk tulips

– metal whisk with metal handles
– pliers
– spray paint
– some kind of pipe for stems (I used 1″ pvc)

I spray painted the pvc stems the same lovely dark green as the whisk stems.

The pipe stems should be pushed into the ground at least 6-8 inches so they don’t blow over in the wind.

If you don’t have a windy property like we do this may not be such an issue for you.

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