not take some basic household items or even “trash” and
turn them into one-of-a-kind, beautiful garden
Garden art, like all art, is often in the eyes of the beholder. Perhaps,
up until this point, you have focused mainly on the art inside your
home. Perhaps, you have never even considered garden art… after
all, is that not what the flowers are there for? Do you really need
Of course you do not need to have garden art in your garden, but
just as the right picture frame can enhance a photo or the right throw
pillow can add finesse to a couch, the right garden art can really
add a lot of character to your garden. You can really find garden
art that works with the look that you want in your garden.
That being said, there are many different types of garden art out
there for you to choose from. There are many different places to buy
it, and there are many different ways to display it. The main thing
to remember is to have fun with your garden art, and make sure that
it reflects your own personality.
Feel free to make your own garden art, as well! You can even use
items that are just hanging around the house. Here are some examples
of garden art that you can create yourself:
· A bathtub. You or your neighbor just finished remodeling
a bathroom. The question is: what should you do with the old bathtub?
Well, you can quickly turn an old bathtub into beautiful garden art.
All you need to do is fill her up with soil and plant your favorite
plants and flowers inside. Of course, a bathtub planter looks best
with a clawfoot tub, but you can have fun with other tubs as well.
Also, consider using the sink, or even the toilet as planters, and
create a really whimsical look!
· A chandelier. As logic has it, a chandelier belongs inside
a home. But perhaps the chandelier that you have in your home no longer
fits with your modern décor. Or, perhaps it no longer works
or is missing crystals. What should you do with it? Why not turn it
into garden art! A chandelier looks beautiful hanging from a tree
in your backyard. Hang it over your patio table. Watch the sun shine
through the prism crystals and create rainbows throughout your garden.
· Bottles. If you have fancy wine bottles or other bottles
of multiple colors, consider hanging them from a tree. The bottles
make interesting sounds in the wind and reflect beautiful light when
it is sunny. To some, bottles hanging from a tree may look like trash,
but to many it will look like beautiful garden art.
· Broken dishes. Oh dear! You have just broken your favorite
china plate. What can you do with it besides sweep it into the trash?
Actually, there is something that you can do with it. Why not take
some of the largest shards of broken dishes and turn them into a mosaic?
You could make a mosaic stepping stone or tabletop. You could even
mosaic up a wall!
· Forks and spoons. You can take ordinary forks and spoons
and turn them into a wind chime! Or you can use them to help you with
your gardening… forks and spoons can be very useful for planting
plants in pots.
· Old clothes. Why not create a classic scarecrow! This is
a project that you and your kids can enjoy.
As you can see, there are many ways in which you can turn household
items into garden art. All you need to do is look around your home,
look around your garden, and be creative. Make sure that you have
fun with your garden art!