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plug bug stakes - set of 6

by Fred Conlon
Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
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Lightning Plugs

They may not be fireflies, but these reclaimed metal bugs are sure to add some spark to your garden. They're made by sculptor Fred Conlon, using reclaimed automotive spark plugs and steel. The set of six are mounted on metal stakes, and can be arranged individually or in a group to add a playful atmosphere to your landscaping. Whether they're flittering through the greenery outside your garage workshop, or scattered along your favorite path, they're bound to ignite smiles and conversation. Handmade in Utah.

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Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
Item ID
24394
Made from
steel, reclaimed spark plug
Measurements
16" H x 3" W with Stake
  • 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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PLUG BUG STAKES - SET OF 6
 
5.0

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5.0

unique different item

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      Comments about PLUG BUG STAKES - SET OF 6:

      great gift idea, was looking for something out of the ordinary

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      When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

      108votes, 16 comments

      Cassie, UncommonGoods

      Fred Conlon's garden art pieces are always uncommon, and these Plug Planes are no exception. Would you love to see them fly into our assortment?

      Kimberly
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I don't find them attractive or useful.

      g
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Seems like the market, especially yours, is saturated with this concept.

      Janet
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Cute

      Cindy
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Would never have guesses they were fireflies

      Dorothyanne
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      more junk with stuff attached to it. not keen

      Kathleen
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Love these and would definitely purchase. Always enjoy having some little surprise in the garden and want my garden art to have an organic quality -- like my garden. These are unique, creative, clever and whimsical. Can you let me know when they will be available?

      Jean
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Look more like airplanes.

      Tamara
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I'm sure men might like these and appreciate them much more than I do. Personally I think they look like spark plugs, metal stakes and wooden tongue depressors. I get they are suppose to be bugs but.... maybe it's a guy thing,

      Donna
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I like this item but wouldn't want 6 of them.

      Renee
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Tough to find cool gifts for guys but this fits the bill! Very creative.

      Judith
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Juse not "cute enough'' for me.

      Mo

      Wouldn't use them in my yard

      Susan

      I love reuse of ordinary throwaways. Good job.

      Debbie

      I think these area very cool!

      Debbie

      Great idea recycle is the best way and I think they would be conversational pieces for sure.

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