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beings that we own a metal fabrication shop we have a steel recycling dumpster out back & i have to admit to sometimes "dumpster diving" when strangers drop stuff off in our container and that is how this project came about.
i went to drop off the mail out back of the shop when something shiny caught my eye in the dumpster...what was it you ask? you are never going to believe this, but it was a large collection of bike wheels calling my name. i knew that my boyfriend was going to shake his head at me when i showed up at home with these, but i knew that they would make something great.
so...i put them in the back of mom's suburban where i think they spent the whole winter, allowing me more time to come up with an excuse to bring home more "up-cyclables"! then it came to me, i would fasten them all together and use them for a trellis wall in the garden (that we don't have yet) to give my beans & peas (that we don't have yet) a super cool looking & functional place to grow.
well, that didn't happen for a reason that i am sure you will see in a later post, but a few of them did make it onto my front patio wall to give my purple clematis a fun new place to grow on! i can't wait to update these pictures as the growing season progresses.
this was a super easy up-cycle that anyone can handle. all you need is a screw, a washer & a bike wheel! put the washer on the screw & the screw in the center hole of the wheel & attach it to your fence or wall & watch your vines roll!