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Scrap Metal Art for the Yard

Updated on August 29, 2016

Recycled Metal Yard Art for the Garden

Turning old used metal recycled into art is a practical and beautiful way to recycle materials that would have ended up in the landfill into something to be appreciated. These whimsical decorations are fun and attractive. An example of a metal recycled piece is pictured at the right. This coffee drinking frog is a visual delight.

Recycled materials make one-of-a-kind art. Each piece is unique and unduplicated. Whether it's a metal folk art sculpture, or a wine bottle wind chime, they are sure to invite comments and compliments.

Decorating your yard and garden with these beautiful recycled pieces of art will be a pleasurable experience. It's interesting some of the things you can make from items such as old wine bottles.

What to Look For When Decorating Your Garden

Choosing the Right Décor for Your Yard or Patio

When you are looking for decorative accessories choose those that make you "feel good". Select garden ornaments that make you want to stop and relax. A garden is a place of enjoyment and beauty. Decorative accents should set the mood for your yard, garden or patio so it feels like a magical place that you will want to retreat to.

A lawn ornament has the potential to inspire your feelings of relaxation and peace. When it's an ornament with special meaning it can create belonging and joy. For instance if it's a funny, comical piece you may smile every time you walk by it. I just love the garden frog with the coffee cup pictured at the top of the page, and every time I see it I have a nice feeling inside.

Where to Put Your Scrap Metal Art

If the metal has been painted it is protected from the elements and can be placed anywhere outside in the yard. Pieces can provoke conversation where they are in clear view of a sitting area so keep that in mind. Displaying a artwork in a garden offset by flowers can also bring a sense of peace and contentment.

Do you use recycled materials to decorate your yard? - Or just leave a note to say you stopped by

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      Laura Hofman 4 years ago from Naperville, IL

      I really like these! Adds personality to the garden plus using recycled materials saves the environment. Nice collection and lens!

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      AceofHearts 5 years ago

      I have taken a stab at making some of these in the past but they never come out as cute as these. It's fun trying

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      lionmom100 5 years ago

      Yes, I just made a bottle border for two of my beds from old wine bottles. I am looking to make a bottle tree soon.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love using recycled materials for everything and your scrap metal art for the yard is a delight. I had to look twice at that flying monkey, it just took me by surprise a little and very unique but then everything here is just that, uniquely wonderful!

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      LynetteBell 5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      we have two herons made of metal in our garden and they look lovely. Nice lens:)

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      markmatthews311 5 years ago

      This is really cool, the world would be a happier place if more people did this :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love to make my own metal art for the garden ...some great ideas here.

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Wow, these are pretty cool. I didn't even know they existed. I don't see any around Phoenix. Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      rainydaz 5 years ago

      @LizMac60: Thanks for the blessing!

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      Liz Mackay 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great art, love it. Blessed.

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      Mark Falco 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      Great selection! We don't have any yet but these would all look great in any garden.

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      rainydaz 5 years ago

      @Gypzeerose: Thanks!!

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      Kathleen Hiler 5 years ago from Mountain Home

      These are very inspiring to make them out of clay :)

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Like these a lot, one of these days maybe I will try to do this myself. Pinned to my board - How does your Garden Grow.

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      sherioz 5 years ago

      I am so happy they are finding ways to recycle everything these days. Great ideas here.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Not as much as I would like to. This is creative brilliance! Thanks for sharing this!

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      Just lost my heart to the recycled moose gazing globe. :)

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      BeyondRoses 5 years ago

      How adorable! The two folksy figures in your intro look like Stick People, like when you doodle. They are my favorite, love windchimes too.