Then I placed the pot on top of the iron stand, trying to see the easiest way to put these things together. The iron stand had a two-sided screw on the top, but it was too short to hold the teapot. I replaced it with a longer one…
…and I poked a hole at the bottom of the teapot.
I placed the teapot on top of the iron stand to see if it fit. Seeing everything was how I wanted, I spray painted the whole thing with 2 coats of Robin’s Egg color.
Then I set it aside for a day to give the paint a bit of time to dry properly and harden before I fiddled around with it to attach the beads.
Meanwhile, with a pair of pliers, I re-arranged the beads to look like drops. These beads were part of a garden ornament that I got from Dollar Store. The original ornament was a big, cheesy-looking flower with lots of different colored beads hanging from it. Luckily, I had two of them which had enough blue and green beads to make the water drops.
The next day, when the paint was nicely set, I attached the beads to the post with a piece of wire and a washer. To do so, first I cut a wire long enough and pushed it in from the opening of the spout to have one end coming out from the spout and the other coming from the pot (as shown in below pictures).
Next, I attached the jewels to the wire coming out of the spout and pulled the other end of the wire until the jewels were snug against the spout.
To the other end of the wire, I attached the washer then started wrapping the wire around the washer until all the slack was wound up and the washer was snug against the spout’s opening hole inside the pot.
Now that the beads were attached, I placed the pot on top of the stand and secured it in place with a nut.
See how easy that was? Now I have a beautiful garden feature for a couple of bucks!
Before I go into the beauty shots, I wanted to note that if you don’t have an old metal base like I had, a spindle and a piece of wood for the bottom part can be the way to go 🙂
And now the beauty shots!
I tried to put as many photos as I could by grouping them, but still couldn’t fit all the pictures here. So if you are wondering the entire process please visit the blog post on the link below.