Creativity is all about taking what's available and making something new out of it. So if you're looking for some yard art ideas, why not start with junk?

You can find all sorts of things to use, from old pieces of furniture to broken toys and tools. The possibilities are endless!

Outdoor Garden Art

1. Bottle Cap Flower

Bottle Cap Flower

This Bottle Cap Flower art from junk is a great way to recycle old bottle caps and give your garden some extra flair.

You'll need pliers, can lid, wire, and bamboo skewers to create these faux flowers, which you can find inspiration for here.

They're a fun and easy way to add some extra color to your garden this spring.

2. Patio Chair Planter

Patio Chair Planter

This is a great way to recycle old chairs and give them a new life. You can use the pots to grow flowers or herbs, which will add some color and life to your outdoor space.

For a step-by-step guide on how to make Patio Chair Planter, see here.

3. Garden Tool Trellis

Garden Tool Trellis

This garden art from junk is easy to make and a great way to reuse old garden tools. You'll need some old garden tools, jute twine, and scrap wood.

The first step is to build the frame for the trellis out of scrap wood. Then, use the jute twine to tie the garden tools to the trellis frame.

This Garden Tool Trellis is perfect for climbers like roses, peas, and beans.

4. Toolbox Planter

Toolbox Planter

Toolbox Planters are a great way to show your creative side and recycle some old junk at the same time.

You can use any type of toolbox, but make sure that it's big enough to fit all of your plants.

Once you've planted your flowers, display your Toolbox Planter in your garden or on your porch. It's a great way to add color and personality to your home.

5. Turn A Chandelier Into A Bird Feeder

Turn a Chandelier into a Bird Feeder or Planter

Do you have an old chandelier lying around? Why not turn it into a bird feeder or planter?

The chandelier becomes a beautiful focal point in your garden or yard, and you can watch the birds feast while you relax on your porch or patio.

You can find detailed instructions on how to Turn a Chandelier into a Bird Feeder here.

6. Tin Can Planters

Tin Can Herb Planters

This is a great way to reuse old tin cans and give them a new purpose. This art from junk project takes very little time and can be done by anyone. All you need are old tin cans, soil, and your herbs of choice.

7. Drawer Planter

Drawer Planter

It's amazing what you can create with a little bit of creativity and a few salvaged materials! This drawer planter is an excellent example of how you can take something old and make it new again.

8. Shoe holder planter

Shoe Holder Planter

One easy way to create vertical garden space is to use an old shoe holder. You can turn this into a planter by adding soil and plants.

You can hang it on a wall or fence. For more information on how to make this Shoe Holder Planter, check here.

9. Old Shoes planter

Old Shoes Planter

If you're looking for a fun and easy garden art project, why not try creating a planter from old shoes?

It's a great way to recycle old shoes and to create a beautiful showpiece in your garden that has special meaning for you. All you need is a pair of old shoes, some soil, and a few plants or flowers.

10. Pallet Vertical Garden

Pallet Vertical Garden

With a lick of brightly colored paint, you can turn an old pallet into a gorgeous planter! This is a great way to recycle old wood and add color to your garden. The best part is that you can customize your vertical garden to fit any space.

11. Old Tires Flamingo

Old Tires Flamingo

When it comes to old tires, there are many ways to reuse them. You can use them as a sandbox for your kids, or you can turn them into a piece of yard art. One option is to make an Old Tires Flamingo.

12. Birdbath

Birdbath

A Birdbath is a great way to attract birds to your yard and can be made using items commonly found at the thrift store or even your kitchen cabinet. A birdbath is easy to make and is a great way to upcycle unused items.

Garden Art Ideas

13. Wheelbarrow Planter

Wheelbarrow Planter

This wheelbarrow planter is an adorable and functional way to add some extra planting space to your yard.

It’s easy to make, too- all you need is an old or unused wheelbarrow, some potting soil, and plants of your choice.

14. Spilling Solar Lights

Spilling Solar Lights

Adding solar lights to your garden is a great way to bring some extra sparkle and magic to your outdoor space. You can create a beautiful effect by spilling the solar lights across your garden.

This DIY Spilling Solar Light is a really easy project that only takes a few minutes to set up, and it’s a great way to add some extra magic to your garden at night.

15. Ironing Board Lady

Ironing Board Lady

Empress of Dirt showcases a unique garden art project for anyone looking for a little bit of inspiration. The project in question? Creating an Ironing Board Lady from junk!

This is a great way to upcycle old materials and give them a new lease on life. The best part is that this art piece is customizable, so you can make her look exactly how you want.

16. Upcycled Plastic Bottle Art

Upcycled Plastic Bottle Art

If you're looking for a fun and easy way to dress up your garden, look no further than Upcycled Plastic Bottle Art!

This project is simple enough for even the most novice crafters, and the results are impressive. All you need are recycled plastic bottles, fabric or ribbon, and a hot glue gun.

17. Glass Bottle Bed Edging

Glass Bottle Bed Edging

Credit: Treehugger / Sanja Kostic

Looking for a fun and easy way to add personality to your garden? Check out this eco-friendly project using glass bottles in bulk!

You can use them to create attractive bed edging or walls on your property. You can place these Glass Bottles neck down in the soil to create a beautiful border around beds and gardens.

18. Glass Tote

Glass Tote

Looking for a fun and easy weekend project? How about creating your own Glass Tote using only thrift store glassware and this clear silicone caulk!

This is a great way to add some personality to your garden, and it's a super-easy project that even beginners can do!

19. Glass Garden Totems

Glass Garden Totems

Glass Garden Totems are a great way to recycle old glass pieces and give them a new purpose. These totems make great additions to your garden, and you can get creative with the designs.

20. Dragonfly Garden Art

Dragonfly Garden Art

Dragonfly Garden Art is a fun and easy way to recycle old junk and turn it into beautiful yard art. You can use all kinds of things, like old plates, cups, ornaments, and toys. It is a beautiful way to breathe new life into old things.

21. Whimsical Flatware Wind Chimes

Whimsical Flatware Wind Chimes

If you're looking for a fun and easy way to add a touch of whimsy to your garden, check out these DIY Whimsical Flatware Wind Chimes. All you need is a few basic supplies, and you'll be able to create charming chimes that make a beautiful addition to your outdoor space.

22. CD and Tin Can Wind Chime

CD and Tin Can Wind Chime

The CD and Tin Can Wind Chime is a great way to recycle materials and have some fun while doing it.

You can hang the wind chime in any outdoor space, and it is a great way to add some decoration. It's also a fantastic method to educate kids about recycling and upcycling.

23. Bottle Tree

Bottle Tree

Bottle Trees are a beautiful form of yard art. They are made from old bottles, and they require no care. You can decorate them for different holidays, and they make a great addition to any yard.

24. Repurposed Metal Drum Planter

Repurposed Metal Drum Planter

If you're looking for a fun, easy, and cheap way to dress up your yard, why not try this Repurposed Metal Drum Planter? All you need is a metal barrel, some paint, and a few minutes to spare. Plus, these planters are perfect for gardeners who want to save space.

25. Stained Glass Garden Spinner

Stained Glass Garden Spinner

The Stained Glass Garden Spinner art from junk is a beautiful addition to any garden. It is made from an old bike wheel, so it's easy to make and doesn't require any special skills or tools.

You can use any glass or plastic bottle to create the stained glass effect. This project is a great way to recycle old materials and create something beautiful and unique.

26. Brick Books

Brick Books

Brick Books is a fun and easy garden art project that you can make from old bricks. To create this art, you'll need to paint the bricks to look like your favorite books.

This literary-inspired garden art is ideal for sprucing up your outside space with a bit of personality.

27. DIY Stepping Stone

DIY Stepping Stone

You can use broken plates and bowls to create a unique and colorful DIY Stepping Stone. This project is a great way to upcycle old or damaged dishes. All you need for this project is concrete, broken plates or bowls, and basic tools.

28. Tic-Tac-Toe Garden Table 

Tic Tac Toe Garden Table

This Tic Tac Toe Garden Table is a great way to make your garden more fun and inviting.

The table is made from a tree trunk base, and features painted stones for the game pieces. This is a great project for relaxing in your garden or entertaining guests.

29. Bicycle Planter Junk’s

Bicycle Planter junk’s

The Bicycle Planter is one of the most popular yard art ideas. You’ll need an old bike, a pot or a planter, soil, and plants to do this project.

This project is perfect for anyone who loves gardening or cycling or wants to add a little bit of green to their outdoor space.

30. Flower Garden

Flower Garden

Flower Garden is a great way to add life and color to your yard, and you can make one easily out of old pots and pans.

Just arrange the cookware in a fun pattern, fill them with soil, and plant some flowers. You can also use other types of cheap wood to create a border or frame for your garden.

Conclusion

There are plenty of ways to add some personality and flair to your yard using recycled materials.

These projects are a great way to upcycle old or damaged items from garden spinner art to brick books into something beautiful and unique. So get creative and have fun with it! Which of these projects will you try in your backyard?

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