Metal Embossing

DIY Decorative Flower Pot Stakes

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Make your own DIY Decorative Flower Pot Stakes using metal embossing foil, and very easy beginner embossing techniques and attach to bamboo skewers.

Hello!  Thanks for stopping by today.  Today I’d like to share how to make these beautiful, totally easy and quick Decorative Flower Pot Stakes.

I recently made some copper and aluminium flowers (see below). The only difference between these flowers and the one’s I made first are that these are made with actual copper tooling foil as opposed to aluminium tooling foil that was tinted copper.

Make your own DIY Decorative Flower Pot Stakes using metal embossing foil, and very easy beginner embossing techniques and attach to bamboo skewers.

Below are the first flowers I made with the copper tinted aluminium, Copper & Aluminium Embossed Flowers.

 Copper & Aluminium Embossed Flowers

Holding real copper tooling foil over a flame is a great way to add some different colors to the metal.  I used a candle flame. You must be careful because the metal gets very hot quickly, so use something to hold the metal – don’t use your fingers!

Coloring copper with a candle flame.

Hand embossing a very simple design only takes a minute for these quick flowers.  Don’t you love the color the heat gave the metal?

 

Copper flowers with easy embossed edge for plant stakes.

For the birds, I drew a pattern  on a piece of paper and transferred it to the metal.  I used an embossing folder to add quick texture.  These birds were lightly painted white and then dabbed with a paper towel to give them an antique look.

I also added a little black paint and dabbed that as well to antique them.   The wings are hand embossed, cut out and glued on with E6000 glue.

Embossed birds for decorative plant stakes.

 

To finish the project, I attached the embossed pieces to bamboo skewers with hot melt glue.

If you are interested in learning more about metal embossing, be sure to check out the Metal Embossing Series for Beginners.

I just love these little plant stakes!

 

DIY Metal Embossed decorative plant stakes in a plant.
Metal Embossed Decorative Plant Stakes in a plant.

 

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Make your own DIY Decorative Flower Pot Stakes using metal embossing foil, and very easy beginner embossing techniques and attach to bamboo skewers.
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22 Comment

  1. Beverly Roderick
    April 8, 2015 at 1:50 am

    I love the flowers and the patina does give it a great look. The birds are awesome! I love everything about them. You are so talented!

    1. Laurie
      April 8, 2015 at 9:40 pm

      Thank you Beverly!

  2. Monica
    April 8, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Another great idea! Do you think these would hold up outside?

    1. Laurie
      April 8, 2015 at 12:47 pm

      Thanks Monica. Yes, they would, but I'd put a finish coat on them to protect the paint against the elements.

  3. Winnie
    April 11, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    These are soooooooo beautiful!!
    I love the flowers. Wonderful and a very creative idea 🙂

    1. Laurie
      April 11, 2015 at 8:45 pm

      Thank you so much Winnie! So glad you dropped by today!

  4. Princess jewel
    April 11, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    I was wondering on how do you attach the bamboo to the metal?

    1. Laurie
      April 11, 2015 at 11:59 pm

      I attached mine with hot glue. If I were to put these outside, I would probably have used E6000 glue. Thanks for stopping by today!

  5. Tanya @ Moms Small Victories
    April 12, 2015 at 2:48 am

    These are so lovely. I bet they would make great markers for my square foot vegetable garden. Thanks for visiting my blog today and linking up with Small Victories Sunday Linkup, open all week!

    1. Laurie
      April 12, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      Thank you Tanya!

  6. Dee M
    April 12, 2015 at 4:05 am

    These are so unique, Laurie — you do a fantastic job! Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

    1. Laurie
      April 12, 2015 at 1:44 pm

      Thanks so much Dee!

  7. Echo A
    April 15, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    What a great DIY idea and it adds so much to the plants! Thank you so much for sharing this at the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!

    1. Laurie
      April 18, 2015 at 4:44 am

      Thanks so much. I enjoyed linking up with Small Victories!

  8. Erlene A
    April 17, 2015 at 6:31 am

    I love all your metal creations. I especially love the birds. Thanks for sharing on MerryMonday

    1. Laurie
      April 18, 2015 at 4:46 am

      Thanks for popping in today Erlene! I love the birds too – they are looking great in my potted plants!

  9. Amanda Evans
    April 19, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    What a beautiful craft! I hope I get to try this this season for my plants! Thanks for linking up at MeetUp Monday – Hope to see you there again this week!

    1. Laurie
      April 19, 2015 at 4:25 pm

      Thanks you Amanda! I always enjoy linking up to MeetUp Monday!

  10. Crochet Hooks
    May 28, 2016 at 12:28 am

    these decorative flower pot stakes are lovely! That is so cool about adding the color to the copper. I need some of these for my back porch plants!

    1. Laurie
      June 6, 2016 at 4:25 am

      Thank you Millie!

  11. Lynn at Nourish and Nestle
    June 1, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Hi Laurie…I consider myself to be rather savvy on crafting things, but this is a new skill that I might just need to explore further! I am quite intrigued. I really like the little bird and the embossing on it. So glad you shared this 'oldie but goodie' with us. Thanks and looking forward to what you have to share this week.
    Hugs, Lynn

    1. Laurie
      June 6, 2016 at 4:26 am

      Thank you Lynn! Looking forward to joining your excellent party again soon!

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