Fork & Faucet Handle Garden Flower Copy Cat

I am a big fat copy cat today.  

Fork handle valve faucet flowers



Fork handle valve faucet flowers

Finding old forks is pretty easy at thrift shops, but I couldn't find any vintage faucet or valve handles anywhere.  

Fork handle valve faucet flowers
So I ended up buying some new Nibco Handwheels at Menard's for $1.69 each.  

Fork handle valve faucet flowers
I spray painted them with Marigold colored Rustoleum spray paint, that I also had on hand.

Fork handle valve faucet flowers
I used old buttons from my stash, and E6000 to glue everything together.  My flowers don't have as much vintage appeal as Laurel's, but I think they kinda look like black eyed Susans!  At least two of them do.  I had to use the cool button in the center on one of them.

Fork handle valve faucet flowers
They were very easy and fun to make.  Here they are poked into an old lunch box planted with Mercardonia Gold Dust annuals.


Fork handle valve faucet flowers


Fork handle valve faucet flowers
Thanks Laurel for the great idea!

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25 comments:

  1. What a cute idea!! Your flowers look so pretty!

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  2. Great copy cat. These are adorable. I love them. Hugs, Marty

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  3. I like that idea. SOOOO cute!!!

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  4. Definitely copy worthy - Laurel is amazing - and you are too! Love the buttons you chose and the fun color!
    Kelly

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  5. I like the idea of turning them into black-eyed Susans. Cute!

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  6. Oh boy! I might have to be a copycat, too! I love the marigold yellow color!

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  7. Love this! There's a vintage accent store in my town that always carries the faucet handles. I'll check them out though new ones may cost less.

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  8. Carlene, great idea and so cute. What a simple idea but one that someone else always thinks of first. One of those that say, "why didn't I think of that?". Regardless, they look so neat in your flowers and I just love them. I'm going over to Laurel's and check her's out. I'll tell her you sent me..Happy Weekend..Judy

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  9. Smart Girl! Buying new it 50% cheaper than finding old ones that have been priced too high but...I couldn't help myself~ I saw them as future coat hooks on a wooden ruler/yardstick backdrop.

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  10. I saw this on Laurel's blog and loved it, too! Yours turned out great!
    Susan

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  11. Carlene, these are wonderful! So bright and colorful! I don't think, copycat. I think...doer! You see it, you love you do it! That's really what's all about, right? You did an excellent job! Love this idea. Pinning them!
    Karen

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  12. These are way too cute...love them!!
    ~Cindy

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  13. really cute Carlene ... love the color combination. I don't blame you for copy-catting. Great idea. I may have to copy too.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z.

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  14. What a great idea. They look so good in your garden. I have a Hummingbird one and I saved it so will put it in my garden.
    Mary

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  15. Good Morning Carlene, I love this idea and the lovely little one in the centre which has the vase of flowers button is just gorgeous.
    Your garden is looking so very beautiful.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  16. What a cute idea! Yours came out so lovely - and how nice of you to credit the blog that inspired you. Good neighbor! Angels to you.

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  17. What a GREAT idea! These would make lovely gifts...hmmmm....have to get busy going through my old silver and then getting some faucets....:) Thanks for being a copy cat! :)

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  18. This is just too cute!!! Love it and a great idea!!

    Cynthia

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  19. so darn cute, I might just have to copy you! the hardware store can be a treasure trove!
    Jenna

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  20. So stinkin cute! Adding to my list of things to make this summer! Hugs, Leena

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  21. LOVE them in yellow...FUN :) Thanks for the mention my friend!! Have a great week! Laurel

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  22. These are absolutely adorable! Sooo fun!

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  23. Now I can copy you and Laurel both!
    Bliss

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  24. What a fun idea, Carlene! You are so imaginative! Thanks so much for sharing at The Scoop!...hugs...Debbie

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