How to Make a Golden Gate Bridge for Your Garden

Golden Gate Bridge Crafts

Worried that some of your indoor or outdoor plants are getting a little lonely and want more of a connection? Pick two of them that you think would make good buddies and bridge the gap between them with this Golden Gate Bridge planter decoration! The best part about this project is that it’s kind of like a puzzle—you’ll have a good time scavenging fallen sticks and branches in your yard looking for the ones that will be the right size for your road, towers, and cables.

Materials

  • Straight stick about 1.5 feet long (for bridge road)
  • 2 straight sticks about 1 feet long (for bridge towers)
  • 2 twigs about 6 inches long (for bridge cables)
  • 1 curved twig about a foot long (for bridge cable between towers)
  • Pruning shears
  • Red and/or orange paint
  • Wood glue or hot glue

Directions

  1. Cut foraged sticks and twigs to desired lengths safely using pruning shears. 
    • Dimensions in the diagram, but you will need to use a little puzzling creativity to find and cut sticks and twigs that are the right shapes and lengths to fit together. 
    • For the 2 sticks that are about a foot long that will be the bridge towers, cut one end at a sharp angle so you can more easily place them into soil.
  2. Mix the red and orange paint together to get as close as you can to the “International Orange” color of the real bridge. 
  3. Paint the sticks. Let dry.
  4. Glue piecies together. See the attached diagram for suggested dimensions.
  5. Find two pots filled with soil and plants in your house or garden that are about the same height, and stick the base of each tower into the soil in the pot to “bridge” from one pot to the other!

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