Create something unique for your yard with art made from recycled or inexpensive materials.
5 Fun Projects
Bring the indoors out.. I created and painted this canvas just for my dining area. (which you can take a painting of yours and seal it for outside use) I hung it using siding hangers which by the way JoAnn Fabrics sells and don't forget their coupon. There are 4 in a pack for $9 something plus I got 40% off.
A great thrifty find. Just added cheap solar lights (removed the ground stake) and mixed with small terra-cotta pots painted and embellished with glass stones for a little color.
Another fun thrifty find. Added 4 tin picture frames which I found at the dollar store. These were the perfect size for the rack. I then repainted the surface with my signature glass painting technique. Which works very well on tin/metal/plastic surfaces.
Most of us have or have had one of these. I leave mine out in the yard all year and created this cover / tabletop for it. Great table when your in the lawn chair. I used a scrap piece of plywood and cut a circle (not perfect but will do) painted with exterior black paint, attached glass stones in a design and added metallic powder in two tones in a swirl almost galaxy look. Finished it with drops of silver and black spray paint and sealed with two coats of gloss sealer.
A few pieces I already had on hand. I resurfaced them and combined together. One an old metal trellis, hanging in the circle opening is an accent mirror which I attached with part of a chain from a hanging planter. In the center of the mirror I attached a small plate which I decorated with my glass signature paint technique in a burst of sun colors.