It was love at first sight!
Check this out! Don't you just love this blue??? I sure do! What can I say. You take one of these bicycle wheels, hang it in your garden where it will get tons of sunshine and your whole garden will light up! It's like magic!!!
I make a lot of garden art and I do believe my favorite thing is color. You can't tell that by my clothes, my cars or the inside of my house. BUT! In the garden ,,, you have to have great color. It doesn't take much. One piece can make your garden POP!!!
Tell me what you think of this old bicycle wheel! I'll have these at Sorticulture for sale.
|"According to several sources, the trees (in this case the bike wheel) are used to keep evil spirits out of one's home (...) The spirits come out at dusk and are beckoned inside by the slanting light refracted through the sparkling blue bottles.|
|Once inside, the spirits are trapped. Some say they are vaporized when the bottles are flooded with morning sun.|
|Others say the spirits simply cannot escape the bottle and that you can hear them moaning in agony when the wind blows through the tree branches."|
|BLUE WARDS OFF EVIL SPIRITS|
Would you like to try this?
All you do is:)
Drill a small hole in the bottom of any beer bottle.
Unscrew the spoke on the bicycle wheel.
Pull the spoke out and slide the bottle on that spoke.
Slide the spoke under the hole in the bike rim and screw the "thingy" back onto the spoke.
DONE!!!! Add as many as you'd like on each wheel.
That sounds so fast and easy. HA! It's not hard. BUT! It does take time and patience. Try it. Fumble around a little. It's okay if it doesn't seem to work the first time. Mine was easy to do because I have been making stuff like this for the past couple years. My first one took me a couple hours trying to figure out how to place odd pieces of glass inside the spokes. This is much easier.
If you have any questions, just ask. I'd be more than happy to help.
Let me know what you think. Too much blue? Not enough blue? Is there a pattern you like better than the other?
Hey! Thanks for stopping by and have a good one! Shell