DIY “Junk” Garden Art

Metal junk garden art

Who doesn’t love something made from nothing? Gardens seem to be a natural home for all things re-used and up-cycled…it just seems to make nature happy, doesn’t it? And, it let’s us be uber-creative as well… So time to visit the local junk shop, ’cause here are some ideas for garden art that will give personality to any yard, porch or garden!

 

Art in Red Wagons has this great tutorial using can lids to create garden markers… I love the way they look after a little rust! Check out some of their other projects on this page as well!

Can lid markers

 

Garden art mushrooms made from thrift store bowls and vases… A Pinterest reader suggested using a solar light inside? Or perhaps spray painting the whole mushroom after assembling? Be sure to use an exterior grade glue to secure the bowls to the vases.

Garden junk mushrooms

 

Another take on using glassware as garden art… this colored glass tower would look wonderful in a cottage garden space!

Glass garden art

 

This fence uses garden “junk” in a totally artsy way…Love this!

junk-fence

 

Empress of Dirt showcases a really creative piece of garden art… and ironing board woman! Here’s how.

Ironing board woman

 

Using an old headboard and some colorful paint, these gardeners reconfigured it into a piece of art with a practical side…a container!

headboard-container

 

So create some garden junk art for your garden! Use these ideas as a springboard, and learn to look at everyday items in new ways. We will leave you with some more “junk” garden art to inspire you!

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Image Credits: Next Door Laura, Art in Red Wagons, Pinterest, Empress of Dirt, Pinterest, picstopin, inhabitat, learn2grow




Comments

  1. downloadsjunkie says:

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on diy garden junk art.
    Regards

  2. This is awsome good junk I wish I had the skills of welding to go with it!!!

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