A visit to the heating section of your Home Hardware or Home Building Centre will allow you to create this unique garden sculpture that will delight the eyes year 'round.
Plant his head with seasonal flowers. In the winter use greenery intertwined with mini-lights or treat our feathered friends to some birdseed. A lantern (6345-154) is a fun alternative to the watering can and will cast a lovely glow on your nighttime garden.
What You'll Need
Snip one inch down at one-inch intervals around both edges of one of the 5" to 4" reducers. Bend out at a 90-degree angle. Centre it on bottom of bucket and drill a pilot hole on four of the tabs and fasten with screws. Repeat to attach to the trashcan lid.
Cut two of the 5" 90 degree elbows to the contour of the sides of the trashcan. Snip edges and attach as above.
Attach two 5" elbows to the bottom of the trashcan in line with the shoulders. Straighten the elbows on the bottom of the can by rotating the sections. Insert the next elbow; drill a hole and insert screws to secure. Repeat the process for the third elbow and feet (the 5" side take-offs).
Spray the gloves with silver spray paint and let dry. To the 5" elbow attach a 5" to 4" reducer. Add a 4" elbow followed by a 4" to 3" reducer and tape the gloves into place.
Pose arms with watering can and fasten to the trashcan with a screw and wire. Snip a small hole in each glove and inject with the urethane, working it into the fingers (be careful not to overfill). Tape the gloves in place until the urethane is cured. Insert the rods in the ground and pose your tin man with the legs over the rods. Inject each leg with urethane to hold it in place.
- Use protective gloves and extreme care when handling the metal; cut edges are very sharp!
- Remember not to overfill with urethane. If the urethane comes out any of the joints, once it cures it can be cut away.