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May 23, 2012


Wind felled detritus becomes designer decor in two projects from the Ideas Realized blog … and, I have to ask myself: Why didn’t I think of that?!


Raw fronds

Reminiscent of my wall-mounted succulent planter project, at left, Ideas Realized blogger (and graphic artist), Rob Metke, used palm fronds as his raw material and inspiration. I love the results he achieved using what most people think of as yard waste and really not much else … The cocoon-like pendant light fixture required only a simple light kit to finish, and the rustic planter some leather cording he already had: Brilliant! Metke’s posted quite a few interesting projects that are big on style and design and will not break the bank. Check out his Ideas Realized; I’m sure you’ll be inspired as I was … I can think of a few of his projects I’d like to do riffs on here at the Rancho. Click below for links to each of these palm frond projects and their how-tos:



Project images courtesy of Rob Metke, Ideas Realized.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. May 23, 2012 1:23 pm


  2. Guida permalink
    May 23, 2012 3:03 pm

    I totally thought this was yours when I saw the opening photos.

    • reubix1 permalink*
      May 23, 2012 3:35 pm

      What a great compliment; I guess great minds do think alike …

  3. Vickie Perez permalink
    May 25, 2012 4:22 am

    So cool…..I thought of yours too…

    • reubix1 permalink*
      May 25, 2012 4:33 am

      For a quick second I wasn’t sure myself, Vickie

  4. July 3, 2012 6:15 am

    I don’t know how I just now saw this. Thank you! So great of you.

    • reubix1 permalink*
      July 3, 2012 12:59 pm

      Hey, Rob, you’re welcome … my readers enjoyed the post and the projects. Love your new blog look; the typography projects, too!

  5. Judy Ann Bowyer permalink
    April 21, 2015 9:21 am

    What other pieces of art can you do with palm fronds?

    • April 21, 2015 1:47 pm

      There are several posts using palm fronds or scoops here; I would also try Pinterest, keywords palm fronds, for more. Thanks for commenting!

  6. naomi permalink
    August 26, 2015 8:07 am

    great..thank you for a person who is coming from an abundance of palm fronds.naomi joy dilodilo

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