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Dragonfly Garden Decor using a Dollar Store Whisk and Skewer | Pretty Handy Girl

Summertime is coming and I’m enjoying spending more time in our garden. I’m always looking for cute craft ideas that I can do with the kids while school is out. When I saw this great idea for making a wire whisk dragonfly on Morena’s Corner, I knew I had to try it. I altered Morena’s plans slightly using plastic beads and used a skewer for the plant stake. The cost and materials are minimal to make this Dragonfly Garden Decor using a Dollar Store Wire Whisk and Skewer. This craft can be done with the kids, but you’ll need to be the one to cut and bend the wires and watch out for the pokey edges with real little kids.

Dragonfly Garden Decor Materials:

Dragonfly Garden Decor using a Dollar Store Whisk and Skewer | Pretty Handy Girl

  • Wire whisk
  • Wire skewer
  • Beads
  • Needle-nosed pliers

Dragonfly Garden Decor Instructions:

Begin by bending the first wire loop out to the side to create a wing.

Dragonfly Garden Decor using a Dollar Store Whisk and Skewer | Pretty Handy Girl

Repeat with three more loops (2 on each side).

Dragonfly Garden Decor using a Dollar Store Whisk and Skewer | Pretty Handy Girl

Use the needle-nosed pliers to cut one wire loop into two short pieces as shown below. (You might need to twist the pliers back and forth to cut the wires.)

Dragonfly Garden Decor using a Dollar Store Whisk and Skewer | Pretty Handy Girl

Cut the middle loop in the center.

Dragonfly Garden Decor using a Dollar Store Whisk and Skewer | Pretty Handy Girl

Curl the two longer wires at the ends to create the antennae.

Dragonfly Garden Decor using a Dollar Store Whisk and Skewer | Pretty Handy Girl

Bend the shorter wires into curly cues that wrap back onto themselves for the eyes.

Dragonfly Garden Decor using a Dollar Store Whisk and Skewer | Pretty Handy Girl

Slip a bead onto each of the curly cues. These are your dragonfly eyes. You might need to manipulate the curly cues to keep the beads from slipping off.

Dragonfly Garden Decor using a Dollar Store Whisk and Skewer | Pretty Handy Girl

The dragonfly is complete and should look like this:

Dragonfly Garden Decor using a Dollar Store Whisk and Skewer | Pretty Handy Girl

Bend the handle end of the skewer with the pliers.

Dragonfly Garden Decor using a Dollar Store Whisk and Skewer | Pretty Handy Girl

Manipulate the skewer so you can slide the handle of your wire whisk into the skewer end.

Dragonfly Garden Decor using a Dollar Store Whisk and Skewer | Pretty Handy Girl

Slide the whisk onto the handle until the dragonfly is balanced on the skewer.

Dragonfly Garden Decor using a Dollar Store Whisk and Skewer | Pretty Handy Girl

Stick your dragonfly into a plant…

Dragonfly Garden Decor using a Dollar Store Whisk and Skewer | Pretty Handy Girl

…or into your garden…

Dragonfly Garden Decor using a Dollar Store Whisk and Skewer | Pretty Handy Girl       Dragonfly Garden Decor using a Dollar Store Whisk and Skewer | Pretty Handy Girl
…or give your dragonfly as a gift to a friend.

Dragonfly Garden Decor using a Dollar Store Whisk and Skewer | Pretty Handy Girl

Hope you enjoy and have a great summer!

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Dragonfly Garden Decor using a Dollar Store Wire Whisk and Skewer | Pretty Handy Girl

8 replies
  1. Lis
    Lis says:

    Very clever idea! I was just looking at the three sizes of whisks at the $ store but talked myself out of buying any as I have sooooo much stuff waiting to be used. Thank you for giving me the excuse to go back and buy them!!!

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  2. Karen Marie Kedzuch
    Karen Marie Kedzuch says:

    Brittnay,
    Ekkk! You know I am putting my spin on your dragonflies They are so adorable. Thanks for inspiring me to add to my Dragonfly Pad at the lake house.
    Happy Creating,
    Karen Marie
    I will share pictures with you soon.

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  3. Jordan
    Jordan says:

    Such a cute idea! We have an old whisk that we were just about to throw out – now we might not need to! Thanks for sharing this adorable DIY!

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  4. Kathee
    Kathee says:

    I liked this idea so much I had to try it! I didn’t realize that the whisk I purchased at the Dollar Tree had one less loop so I had to improvise, but I still think it’s cute. I’ll try to post a pic.

    Reply

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