We have one place in our backyard where we can't get any flowers to grow. I don't know if it is because of the soil in this one place, or the fact it gets very little sun, or what. But whatever the reason, we finally gave up on planting anything there, that is, until my wife got this neat idea. Her idea was: "Metal flowers can survive anywhere!" So, that's what we did.
Step 1: Materials required
We began collecting anything we thought even remotely looked like a flower, including cake pans, jello molds, an old heater fan, an old knob from a drawer, etc. For stems I used metal electrical conduit, and leaves were made from some scrap sheet metal I had laying around. Some of the items are shown in the photo.
In terms of tools, I used a metal cutting bandsaw, drill & bits, pliers, and a screwdriver. I started to make this a welding project, but since some of the materials used were made from aluminum, I just bolted everything together. Supply items included miscellaneous nuts & bolts and spray paint.