Dustin’s DIY – Scrap Dragonfly

This is one bug you’re gonna love having in your garden!












By Dustin Bates

When you’re perusing endless aisles of scrap materials from houses, you can easily get overwhelmed very quickly. But, with a little imagination, those odds and ends that might otherwise end up in the trash heap can become works of art perfect for your garden.

What’s great is that these supplies are always in abundance. What’s even better? This project takes very little time, money and know how. Paint any or all materials in bright summer colors, then simply attach them all with screws. It really couldn’t be easier! We even added some bottle caps on the eyes to keep watch over the garden.


Dustin’s DIY is sponsored by Habitat for Humanity Kansas City Restore.

Dustin started Varsity Construction after graduating college in 2005. He builds new construction and remodels homes. He also builds small furniture pieces in his spare time. If you have a DIY construction project you’d like him to discuss, send it to erin@vintagekcmag.com.