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!



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!



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!





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

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  1. Helen kelly April 18, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Could you use a saldering iron instead of a welder to make the dragonfly?

  2. Belinda April 18, 2015 at 12:03 pm

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

  3. downloadsjunkie October 4, 2014 at 1:33 am

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on diy garden junk art.


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