Are you like me in that you look through the garden catalog and about croak when you see all the small yard art for $60, 70 dollars and up? Want to find a way to have attractive yard art inexpensively. Why not repurpose or upcycle as some call it? From trellis to feeders and fence art, a little creativity is all it takes to have the most unique and attractive yard art on the block.
If you have plants or vegetables that love to climb, try out an old door, mirror or bed frame for a trellis. Hubcaps, bicycle wheels, plates, pieces of corrugated metal, kitchen utensils, and used sports equipment such as surf boards and sleds make great fence art. How about adapting a glass soda bottle into a hummingbird feeder or cutting down a two-liter plastic bottle into a bird seed holder? Use a claw foot tube or bed of an old pick up truck for a planter bed. A repurposed fire poker makes for a good hanging basked holder.
For more examples of how to repurpose and upcycle your way to great yard art, check out these links:
Dishfunctional Designs (a plethora of upcycled yard art)
Better Homes and Gardens’ Fun Containers from Salvaged Materials article
Julee Klein’s Recycled Garden Ideas Pinterest Board