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Making PVC Birds for the GardenThis is a page about making PVC birds for the garden. If you are tired of the pink flamingo or gnome garden art, try making birds from PVC pipe.

 

A terra cotta lighthouse.

Making a Terra Cotta LighthouseAn inexpensive craft project made with clay pots is a lighthouse for a garden decoration. This is a page about making a terra cotta lighthouse.

 

tardis garden lights

Making Tardis Solar Garden LightsThis is a page about making tardis solar garden lights. Dr. Who fans will love this, garden path lighting, craft project.

 

A patriotic garden ball in red, white and blue.

Patriotic Garden Ball Using a Bowling BallAn old bowling ball can be converted into a decorative piece of patriotic garden art using flat craft marbles. This is a page about how to make a patriotic garden ball using a bowling ball.

 

Cement piece with name painted on.

How to Paint a Last Name Yard RockUse either a large stone or even a slab of concrete to create a unique welcome sign for your garden or drive, incorporating your last name into the design. This is a page about how to paint a last name yard rock.

 

Reflector globe.

How to Make Recycled Garden ReflectorsUsing your creativity and some fairly inexpensive or even recycled materials you can make some unique garden art reflectors. This is a page about how to make recycled garden reflectors.

 

Bear with a heart sign Be Happy.

How to Make Plywood Yard ArtIf you can trace, paint, and have an electric saw such as a jig saw then you can create some fun yard art using plywood and exterior paints. This is a page about how to make plywood yard art.

 

Making A Solar Outdoor Chandelier - hanging on a plant hanger in garden

Making A Solar Outdoor ChandelierI found this great shabby chic chandelier at Goodwill. I have been on a search for one for a while. I love the look, and it will go well with my outdoor space. With a little paint and and solar lights this will become a functional and decorative piece for my outdoor garden.

 

Giving a Sign a Vintage Look

Giving a Sign a Vintage LookThis is a page about giving a sign a vintage look. A purchased garden or wall sign, in almost any material, can be enhanced by adding a vintage look.

 

Recycled garden art. A man made from recycled clay pots.

Making Recycled Garden ArtThis page is about making recycled garden art. There are many things that can be reused to create interesting art for the garden.

 

rock painted like cat

Painting RocksThis is a page about painting rocks. Their unique shape, size, and texture make rocks an excellent canvas for the artist, child or adult, to create beautiful and delightful bugs, scenery, or just colored rocks.

 

Pig and ducks on fence.

Fun Decorations for Your FenceMake your fence fun! I not only plant flowers and veggies, but I decorate the fence to make gardening even more fun. The ducks I purchased at the Goodwill for $1.00 each and they are made of hard plastic (like PVC material).

 

Cute ballerina made from clay flower pots.

Clay Pot BallerinaFirst of all spray paint pots a base coat, let dry. Paint the pots as in the picture with acrylic paint, let dry. Glue the 2 medium pots together as in picture, then glue onto the saucer.

 

Aluminum Can Pinwheel - pinwheel in the garden

Aluminum Can PinwheelIf I'm not taking my aluminum cans to the recyclers, I'm making things with them. These pinwheels are easy to make and a delight to watch spin in the wind. There are certain spots in our garden where squirrels wreak havoc, so we place them there to keep them at bay with the bright reflections.

 

Recycled jar gaden vase on its own.

Recycled Jar Garden VasesHere's an idea for bringing a splash of color to those bare spots in your yard and garden.

 

Recycled materials make a garden flower.

Recycled Garden Flower Yard ArtMy brother made this for me out of my dishes from the attic, a spatula, spoon, and old spindle from a banister. Gotta love it. His touch was the metal around the flower.

 

Small boy standing behind a garden flag.

Fabric Pillow Panel Mini Garden FlagCreate your own inexpensive outdoor mini garden flags by using fabric pillow panels.

 

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A glass tower made from thriftstore glass pieces.

Thriftstore Glass Garden TowerTake recycled glassware to create this unique garden decoration. This glass tower will sparkle in the sun. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

Tardis Solar Garden Lights

Tardis Solar Garden LightsFor all the Doctor Who fans out there, you need these awesome tardis solar lights in you garden. Check out this video and learn how easy they are to make.

 

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Finding Patterns for Making PVC Birds?Where can I find patterns for PVC birds?

 

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Making Flower Pot People?In your pot people, how do you get holes in pots?

 

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Creating and Selling Plywood Yard Art?Years ago I made a Charlie Brown Christmas plywood scene and I had a lot of fun doing it. Well times are getting tougher as I am getting older and supplementing our income is getting to be an important issue. Is anyone out there doing this type of work and is it remotely lucrative?

 

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Making PVC Yard Birds?How do you make birds using PVC pipe?

 

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Making PVC Yard Birds?How does one make a PVC yard bird?

 

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Terra Cotta Lighthouse?What sizes of pots do you recommend for making this feature? The pots that I have looked at stack too low down on each other.

 

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