Let giant dragonflies invade your garden or yard by upcycling old ceiling fan blades! This outdoor decor is sure to make passers-by take a second look…
Don’t have an old ceiling fan? Why not search your local thrift store? And while you’re there, go look for a straight but carved table leg because you’ll be needing it, too!
This is a great upcycling project where you can also make use of certain scrap materials that seem, well, useless. You can take small, excess tiles, pebbles — any trinkets — to add detail to your dragonfly.
Yes — it will also look great as indoor decor for big empty walls!
Take a look at some beautiful examples of ceiling fan blades from various DIY-ers through the gallery below and be inspired to make your own.
- Old Newspaper (for covering work area)
- Old Ceiling Fan Blades
- Table Leg
- Gate Hook
- Twig Ball (or any material you can use as the head)
- Spray Paint
- Lace (or any other materials for designing the dragonfly)
- Masking Tape
- Protective Mask
- Wires (optional, for feet)
Click on any image to start the lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox. You can also view the images as a slideshow if you prefer 😉
Thanks to Lucy Designs for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here…