Table Leg and Picture Molding Dragonflies

I just finished a new batch of my table leg dragonflies

You can see the others I've made HERE and HERE,
and also a giant butterfly I made HERE

Someone gave me these beautiful corner picture molding 
sample pieces and I thought they would make
great wings for a new group of dragonflies
since the others have all sold

I started with spindles and table legs...

For each one I cut back piece from plywood, glued 
the molding pieces to that, then screwed 
the entire wing piece into the table leg "body".

I like to add the hanging hooks off center so the dragonfly 
will be at an angle when hanging on the wall

This is a "before" shot of a few...
I planned on using most of the existing finishes on the
molding since they are all so pretty

I added finial pieces on the ends of some of the dragonflies

I made a variety of sizes...

...and colors

....and for most, I did try to use the existing molding colors 

...a black one...

isn't that molding cool?

green and gold...

...neutral with metallics....

On this one the molding pieces are different sizes
but I think it adds to the uniqueness



Depending on the spindle/table leg I was using, 
I either cut the molding to fit to the table leg, or...

....I butted the molding against the leg 
like the pic above

love all those different designs

I used random metal doodads for the eyes...

and wire for the antenna

Have I mentioned how awesome all this molding is?...

There were 9 in this batch

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  1. LOVE the new wings! :)Very creative!

  2. Those are incredible. love the wings and colours.

  3. Those are just amazing! You are so talented and clever!!

  4. I just love this dragon fly. So creative.

  5. These dragon flies are outstanding. A great way to use that beautiful molding. Love you, Mom

  6. I just love these picture frame moulding projects that you do. These dragonflies are fantastic! I've included this project on this week's link party features. :)

  7. great idea ! :)Very creative!

  8. Very nice & so creative!


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