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I’ve got this old leaf rake head. I don’t need another one and would like to do something decorative with it. What would you do?
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It looks like the tail of a bird!!
 
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Would there be a little climbing flower plant or something that would wind its way up through it if it was set into a large pot?
 
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A bird, and a flower trellis. Now that you mention it . I don’t have an artistic bone in my body. I’m sure my granddaughter would love a colorful bird. My wife would like the trellis idea.
 
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These two ideas have been more helpful to me than all the time I’ve spent looking at my wife’s Pinterest account. You guys are the best! When I get something done with the rake head I’ll be sure to post it here.
 
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Looking forward to seeing the end result!!
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:It looks like the tail of a bird!!



It's funny you say that. My dad made a gift for my lady that is a bird made out of old metal pieces from a junk yard. He used part of one of those rakes for the tail. It has a rock for a body.
 
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You could mount it to something sturdy and make an improvised bottle tree.
 
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It's funny you say that. My dad made a gift for my lady that is a bird made out of old metal pieces from a junk yard. He used part of one of those rakes for the tail. It has a rock for a body.



Trace I would love to see a picture. That could be helpful for those of us that are more fartsy than artsy like me. 😃
 
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Ok, ok! A must have for my yard art collection!!!
 
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Give it to someone who needs a rake!
 
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Here are some really neat things that I found that other people have done:









 
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Thanks Anne. I do like the seasonal rake decor. We have a creeping ground cover in our wild spaces. In the fall bright red berries appear and I usually make garland out of it. With the rake I could change per the season. Great ideas!
 
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How about a pear fruit grabber thingy? Twelve foot of bamboo, old rake, and a planters pot!
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Fruit grabber thingy 1
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Fruit grabber thingy 2
Fruit grabber thingy 2
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Delicious Ayer’s pear!
Delicious Ayer’s pear!
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