Beautiful Recycled Dragonfly

I have dragonfly’s hanging all over the house and in the garden.

Dragonfly’s come in all kinds of colors so be creative with yours, personally I love these colors.

Craft Supplies Needed:

  • Wooden table leg
  • Wooden ball/spear for the head
  • 8 screws (be sure they fit in the holes on the fan blade metal)
  • 2 metal hangers
  • 4 Ceiling Fan Blades (they don’t have to have the gold on them)
  • Sharpie or black paint pen (if you want to do line details in the wings)
  • Small paint brush
  • Large paintbrush
  • Acrylic paints (use your favorite colors)
  • Paper towel or sponge

How to Make Wooden Dragonfly

  1. Pick your color for the dragonfly body. Use your paint brush to paint the wodden leg. You can use the sponge if you want to add texture to the body.
  2. Paint the head of your dragonfly with a solid color of choice, black works well for all color combinations.
  3. Remove the metal from the fan blades.
  4. Paint both sides of your fan blades. You can make them solid with some lines or get creative and use multiple colors.
  5. Once everything is dry, reattach the metal pieces.
  6. Screw the fan blades on the flat part of the table legs.
  7. Screw the hangers one at the top and one towards the tail.

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