Metal garden art can be whimsical, playful or or even classical. Whatever your style, classic, modern or simply playful, displaying garden art made of metal will provide year-round color and personality in your garden.
Metal yard art can be used to create a focal point in the garden or to brighten up a dull spot. From small metal garden stakes, to colorful wall art, to sculptures small and large, the possibilities are endless. With so many materials to choose from and so many creative ideas out there, I am sure you will be inspired to try and incorporate some kind of metal art into your garden.
Metal garden art which can be found in steel, copper, bronze and even recycled or scrap metal are very popular. If you are an avid recycler, there are plenty of materials just laying around that can be made into creative art with a minimum amount of skill and time. Recycled steel drums or tanks, old washing machines, discarded bicycle or tricycles, antiquated farm equipment, old car parts, these all provide the raw materials for the creative eco-artist.
Part of the appeal of recycled metal garden art is the weathered and often rusted look of some of the pieces. Rusted metal has a natural, earthy feel to it and blends with the garden rather than making a loud statement. For this reason a lot of gardeners seek out pre-rusted metal art.
You don’t have to just recycle scrap metal, you can also be creative with up-cycling old metal objects from around the house or from garage sales, such as old silverware, tin cans, small metal kitchen items, broken tools and nuts and bolts. If you feel that you don’t have the time or creative talent to make your own metal garden art, you can still add character to your garden with repurposed flea market finds. A rusty old wheelbarrow or child’s toy wagon would make a great planter, so would an old metal washtub or watering can.