Helmet Planter

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Fred Conlon

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It Matches Your Full Metal Jacket

Hats off to artist Fred Conlon who gives new life to a reclaimed army helmet by turning it into a rough-and-tough planter. Used during WWII in both combat and for training exercises, each helmet has a wonderfully raw and unfinished look to it. The base of the planter is made of transmission gears which provide added interest, texture and stability. Exclusively at UncommonGoods. Each is one-of-a-kind and will vary.

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Fred Conlon

created by

Fred Conlon

location

Utah

What would metalsmith Fred Conlon be if he weren't an artist? "I can't imagine doing anything else," he says. Raised in Colorado, Fred now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he makes witty garden sculptures out of reclaimed metal.

Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
reclaimed army helmet, recycled steel
Measurements
11" L x 9" W x 9" H
Notes
This item is intentionally designed by Fred Conlon to develop a rust patina outdoors. If the rust is not desirable, the artist recommends a clear spray paint like rust oleum or krylon.
Item ID
17978

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note, the Helmet Planter has been discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available.


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Helmet Planter
 
5.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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5.0

Christmas Gift

By 

from Savannah, Ga

Verified Buyer

Comments about Helmet Planter:

Great product! Bought it for our mother who loves gardening. She was thrilled and can't wait to use it.

Service and delivery comments:

Paid extra for this item to be gift wrapped, and they even put a note in the package not to look at the order receipt or it would ruin the surprise! Awesome idea and very through. Speedy and on time delivery

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Mother
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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5.0

My hotrod building friend loved it!

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from norfolk, va

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Indoors
      • Lawn
      • Outdoors
      • Patio
      • Pool Area

      Comments about Helmet Planter:

      Got this for my best friends birthday. He thinks it's Awsome.

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      • Personal

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      5.0

      Ingenious.

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      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Hardy
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Patio

        Comments about Helmet Planter:

        I'm not sure how well this would stand up to the elements, so I keep mine inside. But this is an ingenious work of art and embodies the act of turning swords into ploughshares.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        I love it!

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        from Houston, TX

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Antique

        Cons

        • Chips Easily

        Best Uses

        • Flowers

        Comments about Helmet Planter:

        This planter is so cool. My husband is very intrigued by the military & WWII in particular. It's hard to get him to say a planter is cool - but he did for this one. I love the rustic look & the fact that it has a story. It's beautiful in a quirky antique unusual way!! I got one for my parents too & I'm sure they'll love it just as much as I do.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Fantastic Planter

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        from Lawrence, KS

        About Me Midrange Shopper

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        Pros

        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Flowers

          Comments about Helmet Planter:

          Really unique item that's unconventional and really stands out. The only (very slight) drawback is that due to the nature of the product, it was rusty and can leave a mess on hands or tables.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Unusual and Perfect!

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          from Sun Valley, Id

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Pattern
          • Looks Hand-Made

          Cons

          • Light welds

          Best Uses

          • Decoration
          • Flowers

          Comments about Helmet Planter:

          Great gift for a gardener friend who has it all.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Very weathered but bueatiful

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          from Washington, DC

          About Me Budget Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Pattern
          • Has a drainage hole
          • Looks Hand-Made

          Cons

          • Sheds some rust

          Best Uses

          • Flowers

          Comments about Helmet Planter:

          This is beautiful, but bear in mind you are buying a real military helmet, so it is weathered. It will continue to shed some rust and enamel chips. It is not for display in an immaculate setting, or around toddlers if you're worried about them munching on the peeling chips.

          Mine looked much more aged than the picture in the catalog. I bought it as a gift for a Baby Boomer "peacenik" friend, but when it arrived I realized it was too rough-looking for her taste, so I'm giving it to her Gen-X daughter, who I'm sure will love it.

          One huge plus is that there is a drainage hole - very thoughtful touch for a planter.

          Also - bear in mind that yours will not look exactly like this picture, since they are hand-made. Mine had a shorter pedestal, with just one layer of gears.

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          • Yes

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