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helmet planter

by Fred Conlon
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

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.

Click here to view a video of how Fred Conlon creates his art!

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
17978
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.
  • the maker
Fred Conlon

Fred Conlon

Raised in Colorado, Fred Conlon lives now in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he makes garden sculptures out of recovered objects. For his helmet sculptures, he uses real recovered World War II helmets. "It is very satisfying to transform something once used in war into a peaceful garden decoration," he says. His work has been featured in Niche Magazine, the Salt Lake Tribune and HGTV. What would he be if he weren't an artist? "Happy...just kidding!" he answers. "I can't imagine doing anything else."

Click here to view a video of how Fred Conlon creates his art! collection

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HELMET PLANTER
 
5.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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5.0

Christmas Gift

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from Savannah, Ga

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        Comments about HELMET PLANTER:

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

        • 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

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          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.

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              • 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

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              • Unique

              Cons

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                • 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.

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                • Yes

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                5.0

                Unusual and Perfect!

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                from Sun Valley, Id

                About Me Midrange Shopper

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                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.

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                • Yes

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                5.0

                Very weathered but bueatiful

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                from Washington, DC

                About Me Budget Shopper

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                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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