I used an inexpensive whisk to create this pretty, sparkly dragonfly! I found the whisk for just $1 at my local grocery store, but this would also be a way to recycle any old balloon whisks you have lying around. I was tempted to spray paint my dragonfly, but in the end, I left it silver. That’s always an option, though, if you want something more colorful.
- Metal Balloon Whisk
- Wire Cutters
- Faceted beads
- Craft or jewelry wire
Step two: Use wire cutters to cut the loop that is left in the center. Cut it so one piece is about 5 inches long. Straighten the longer piece of wire and point it down to use as a stake.
Step three: Use pliers to bend the short piece of wire into a loop to attach the head to. Thread craft wire through two large beads, and twist it onto the loop of large wire to hold the “eyes” in place.
Use the stake to place your dragonfly in a potted plant, along a walkway, or anywhere else you like! You could make the stake shorter to put the dragonfly on a wreath. I can’t wait to make more of these and fill my garden with lots of buzzing dragonflies!