Venus Fly Trap Garden Stake

Fred Conlon's fierce Venus fly trap sculpture will add bite to your yard or garden.
created by

Fred Conlon

$40.00

Fred Conlon created by

Fred Conlon

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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.

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US_UT

Made in Utah

Fred Conlon

created by

Fred Conlon

location

Utah

“I create stuff that brings a smile to people's faces...and I think good art should make you smile.”

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
recycled steel
Measurements
Pole: 36" H; head: 8" L x 4" W
Item ID
16563

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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.


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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsVenus Fly Trap Garden Stake
 
4.5

(based on 131 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (82)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (116)
  • Easy set-up (78)
  • Weather proof (35)
  • Securable (32)
  • Visible at A distance (16)

Cons

  • Easily stolen (12)

Best Uses

  • Garden (106)
  • Back yard (83)
  • Decoration (65)
  • Front yard (65)
  • Porch (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (65), Budget shopper (33), Stylish (22), High-end shopper (18), Practical (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (50), No (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best "plants" for a hot garden!

I got three of these gems and LOVE them! They make a nice grouping in the planting bed just outside my office window. Whimsical and a bit frightening at the same time, these...Read complete review

I got three of these gems and LOVE them! They make a nice grouping in the planting bed just outside my office window. Whimsical and a bit frightening at the same time, these lovelies secure the spotlight anytime anyone comes over for a visit. They make good bird feeds, too.

What a genius with a welding torch! Thank you so much for sharing your gift with us!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not as pictured--can't see the fly

I like the design and concept very much, but the item I received has some significant differences from the one pictured. The stake that holds up the decoration is nearly straight, and tough...Read complete review

I like the design and concept very much, but the item I received has some significant differences from the one pictured. The stake that holds up the decoration is nearly straight, and tough to bend, so the fly trap is open straight to the sky (it will probably become a nice rain gauge.

Also, the 'fly' is mostly inside the mouth of the fly trap, so we can't see it very well at all. I do understand that different pieces are going to be unique, but I'm disappointed in these differences, which definitely detract from our enjoyment of the item.

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5.0

She's perfect!

By 

from South Dakota

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Front Yard

    Comments about UncommonGoods Venus Fly Trap Garden Stake:

    I fell in love with the Venus Fly Trap after seeing her on a Facebook Ad. I ordered her immediately and am thrilled!

    Service and delivery comments:

    She arrived well packaged and in a timely manner.

     
    5.0

    Loved it!

    By 

    from Wheat Ridge, CO

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Crafted Well
    • Visible At A Distance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back Yard
      • Front Yard
      • Garden
      • Porch

      Comments about UncommonGoods Venus Fly Trap Garden Stake:

      I placed this Venus Fly Trap amongst my river rock in my patio landscaping. It is visible at a distance and adds a touch of whimsy to the existing décor. The entire piece is extremely well crafted. I adore the fly made out of a spark plug as well. It's magnetic so you can place it any where you want on the tongue. The tongue is bendable so I bent it to my liking. I absolutely LOVE this addition to my space.

      Service and delivery comments:

      The delivery was on schedule as promised and was packaged correctly to avoid damage.

       
      5.0

      So cool!

      By 

      from Arvada co

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Secure
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Back Yard
        • Front Yard
        • Garden
        • Porch

        Comments about UncommonGoods Venus Fly Trap Garden Stake:

        I find this by accident and what a great accident it was! My friend absolutely adores it!

         
        5.0

        Very unique

        By 

        from Syracuse, NY

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Secure

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • main part on a bookshelf
          • Porch

          Comments about UncommonGoods Venus Fly Trap Garden Stake:

          Love the uniqueness of the sculpture. It looks great and is a conversation starter.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The tongue moves!**

          By 

          from NC

          About Me Budget Shopper

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Secure
          • Weather Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Back Yard
            • Front Yard
            • Garden

            Comments about UncommonGoods Venus Fly Trap Garden Stake:

            First off, super fast shipping! Second, I LOVE this. My mom is really into these "savage" type plants, so I think she will appreciate this gift.
            Also, a lot of comments mention that the tongue is straight instead of curved - it is INCREDIBLY easy to bend and manipulate. I almost didn't purchase this because of all the reviews saying the straight tongue giving it less character. You can bend it! I JUST unwrapped this and already have it curved and looking perfect, easy peasy.
            I'm really really pleased with everything about this site and product.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Well-recieved gift!

            By 

            from Hoover, Al

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods Venus Fly Trap Garden Stake:

                I bought this as a gift for my niece for her graduation from NYU Law School. She liked the sentiment expressed on the bracelet, and wore it every day as she studied for her Bar exam.

                 
                5.0

                Love it!

                By 

                from WI

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy To Secure
                • Visible At A Distance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Yard
                  • Front Yard
                  • Garden

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Venus Fly Trap Garden Stake:

                  Glad I found it. It's this years addition to my yard. I do wish the tongue had been curved as in the photo but I love it anyway! I was afraid to put it anywhere that is easily accessible to passers-by. It would be a little to tempting due to its extreme coolness factor!! The spark plug fly is brilliant!!

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Prompt and undamaged though the box could have used more padding.

                   
                  5.0

                  My Lilly garden will never be the same.

                  By 

                  from Dubuque, Iowa

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Secure
                  • Visible At A Distance
                  • Weather Resistant

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Garden

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Venus Fly Trap Garden Stake:

                    Love this product! A friend of mine bought a metal Venus fly trap, but not this one. I thought it was pretty cool, so I started some research. This was a wonderful find, and it looks great in the lilly garden. I plan on adding a few more.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Fast delivery.

                     
                    4.0

                    Zap!

                    By 

                    from West coast

                    About Me High-end Shopper

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy Set-up

                    Cons

                    • Slightly different from photo

                    Best Uses

                    • Back Yard
                    • Garden

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Venus Fly Trap Garden Stake:

                    I have several of this artist's critters scattered throughout my garden. They make me smile every day. This Fly Trap ornament is charming, and the fly (magnetic, so you can place it how you like on the tongue) is especially amusing. However, the way the figure sits is -- at least on the one I got -- different from what you see in the photo. My Fly Trap faces straight upward, and the tongue is stick-straight. Not as graceful or dynamic looking as the one here. Still like it, though.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Great!

                    By 

                    from dallas, tx

                    About Me High-end Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Back Yard
                      • Decoration
                      • Front Yard
                      • Garden

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Venus Fly Trap Garden Stake:

                      I bought this for my sister as she has a huge garden, she loved it. It is super cute!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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