Wednesday, March 2, 2011

DIY Whirligig Plans

"DIY Whirligig"

For those of you that haven't yet had the opportunity to visit hutch studio in La Conner, you may not know that the fence lining our front yard is constructed out of found objects (washboards, croquet balls, rakes, rocking horses, etc...).  The posts of this extraordinary fence are topped by "whirligigs", which are whimsical handmade objects that spin and move in the wind. Hutch studio whirligigs are all made by repurposing old "stuff" that collects in our garages, basements, and sheds. These objects exemplify the creative spirit of hutch studio and I'm pretty sure the #1 most photographed thing in town. They are just so fun to watch spin on breezy day and it's almost like they charge the sidewalk with a creative electricity.  Most of these gigs are for sale (there's a catalog with prices inside the shop).  We also offer monthly workshops on how to build whirligigs.  I am so crazy excited to finally be offering the plans and instructions on how to make your very own whirligig just like the ones here at hutch studio.

Included in this package is a technical drawing (blueprint) of the whirligig pictured on the front label, extensive materials list of every tool, object, and lock washer, and finally step by step list of written instructions.  *If you or someone you know loves a fun construction project and can handle a power drill this is the gig for you.  This fun and special idea sells for $14.  It is available both in the studio or at our blog shop.  To order by phone call 360-466-2303.



  1. Whoa! Whirligig Instructions?
    Let it be known . . . I'm calling
    to order the book today!
    smiling me :* )

  2. here i am again...
    waiting in wonder and want to know why?
    yesterday i ordered the whirligig instruction book
    and a house kit (children's book)!
    chris, i forgot to mention that i am
    an author of two new mexico children's books.
    you can see them in the archives of my blog...

  3. Oh my goodness, you have the most amazing shop and blog. Such imagination! I am happy to be your newest follower, for I am loving this treasure trove of quirky and eclectic beauty.

  4. Great stuff. Really amazing blog.I'm so excited that you finally be offering plans and instructions on how to make your own whirligig like the ones here in the studio cabin.
    Debt Help

  5. Do you still have this item for sale? I made my own big whirligig and love it but I had no idea what I was doing and I could not find any instructions anywhere! would love to build several smaller versions but have no idea how to do one on a smaller scale and done with real instructions.


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