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venus fly trap garden stake

by Fred Conlon $40.00
Handmade
Recycled

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Watch Out, It's A Trap!

Ever-intriguing and slightly dangerous (at least to some), this Venus fly trap handmade in Utah by Fred Conlon will be sure to add excitement and character to your yard or garden. Handmade from recycled hardware, the Venus fly trap comes complete with a magnetic spark plug fly on the end of its tongue. Will develop a rust patina over time. Handmade in Utah.

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

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  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
16563
Made from
recycled steel
Measurements
Pole: 36" H; head: 8" L x 4" W
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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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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VENUS FLY TRAP GARDEN STAKE
 
4.5

(based on 120 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (73)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (106)
  • Easy set-up (75)
  • Securable (31)
  • Weather proof (31)
  • Visible at A distance (13)

Cons

  • Easily stolen (11)

Best Uses

  • Garden (98)
  • Back yard (77)
  • Decoration (63)
  • Front yard (59)
  • Porch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (58), Budget shopper (31), Stylish (22), High-end shopper (16), Practical (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (48), No (18)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (7), Mother (4), Other (4), Father (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (7), Christmas or hanukkah (6), Birthday (3)

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5.0

Such a cool yard ornament!

By 

from Denver, CO

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy Set-up
  • Securable

Cons

  • Easily Stolen

Best Uses

  • Back Yard
  • Decoration

Comments about VENUS FLY TRAP GARDEN STAKE:

This is such a cool addition to our back yard. it seems very resilient and looks awesome. i love the spark plug and in general, the durability. In my review i said a con was that it's easily stolen, it hasn't been stolen from us but i wouldn't trust to put it in our front yard due to it's high levels of coolness.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Husband
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Anniversary

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4.0

Cool Garden Art for sure!

By 

from Statesville, N.C.

About Me Midrange Shopper

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy Set-up
  • Securable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Decoration
    • Garden

    Comments about VENUS FLY TRAP GARDEN STAKE:

    Looks great in my garden, well made. However there is no curve to it. I just sticks straight up out of the ground and the tongue sticks straight out as well. I wished it had some bend to it, so it would have more personality. Nicely made though, just very stationary.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self

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    5.0

    It won't bite you, but may try!

    By 

    from lafayette, ca

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy Set-up
    • Securable
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Decoration
      • Front Yard
      • Garden

      Comments about VENUS FLY TRAP GARDEN STAKE:

      THIS IS AN GREAT ITEM- THAT FEW IF ANY WILL HAVE SEEN ELSEWHERE. IT ADDS A REAL KICK TO WHEREVER YOU PUT IT. ATTENTION GRABBER AND INVOKES A CHUCKLE. I'm impressed with the quality.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      5.0

      Great Gift.

      By 

      from North Babylon, NY

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden

        Comments about VENUS FLY TRAP GARDEN STAKE:

        Perfect Mother's Day gift, especially for those who enjoy adding whimsical items to their backyard garden.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Wife
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Mother’s Day

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        5.0

        cool !!!

        By 

        from naperville il

        About Me Budget Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Set-up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Front Yard

          Comments about VENUS FLY TRAP GARDEN STAKE:

          love it

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Simply amazing

          By 

          from Wisconsin

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy Set-up
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Back Yard
            • Decoration
            • Front Yard
            • Garden

            Comments about VENUS FLY TRAP GARDEN STAKE:

            I love this garden stake for its uniqueness and use of recycled/reclaimed products. It is even better looking in person and looks great as is...however, it would look great painted too! I gave it to my father for Christmas and it was a big hit!

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

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            5.0

            Attractive and sturdy

            By 

            from NJ

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy Set-up
            • Whimsical

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Decoration
              • Garden

              Comments about VENUS FLY TRAP GARDEN STAKE:

              This gift was much appreciated.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Child
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Best garden decoration ever

              By 

              from New Lenox il

              About Me High-end Shopper

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy Set-up

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Back Yard
                • Decoration
                • Front Yard
                • Garden

                Comments about VENUS FLY TRAP GARDEN STAKE:

                This is the best garden decoration ever I love Fred Conlon
                Work!!!! You will get so many compliments on this piece it gets annoying. They look great anywhere sticking out of bushes sticking out of the ground sticking out the pot. They will rise but that gives them character. But I painted mine to spruce them up. I have three of the tall Venus's-flytraps and then I went on Fred Conlon
                Website and got three small baby fly traps to go along with my tall white traps. Spend the money and get this awesome piece of art

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Self
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Other

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Perfect for the Uncommon gardener!

                By 

                from San Marcos CA

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy Set-up
                • Securable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Yard
                  • Decoration
                  • Garden

                  Comments about VENUS FLY TRAP GARDEN STAKE:

                  I bought my Dad a Gnome be Gone a few years ago, and this is the perfect addition. What I didn't know is that he had also been looking at the Venus Fly Trap too! As soon as he got it, he knew exactly where to put it in the garden. It's perfect for a very picky Dad who loves his garden and appreciates the unusual.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Father
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Father’s Day

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Quality Item

                  By 

                  from The Evergreen State

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                  • Easily Stolen

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Yard
                  • Decoration
                  • Garden

                  Comments about VENUS FLY TRAP GARDEN STAKE:

                  I have purchased several Fred Conlon art pieces for my garden area. I am a big fan of metal art in general, and Mr. Conlon's whimsical desgins really strike a chord with me. Luckily, my parents and I are very similar so I can never go wrong with selecting a piece of his garden art as a gift for them. I have not seen this one in person yet, but both of my parents assured me this piece is wonderful. They mentioned that the fly affixes to the venus fly trap with a very strong magnet.

                  As always, we keep our garden decorations in our backyards as they are easily stolen and our backyards are far more secure than our front yards.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Prompt delivery.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Father
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Father’s Day

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