Rusty Old Garden Tools Become Charming Critters
Unless you’re lucky enough to have welding skills or know someone who does, you’ll probably end up buying rather than making metal yard art for your garden.
There are two types of people: those who love rust and those who do not. I admit I’m not a huge rust fan but what I do enjoy is the ingenuity of these pieces. It takes a really creative eye and a great sense of humour to dream these things up.
If you would like more details on what tools and metal parts were used to make some of these creatures, this post shows labelled parts.
The photos here are from local garden tours.
These two guys (above) are two of my all-time faves. They are made from metal duct cylinders. I love how simple yet sweet they are.
I think this woodpecker (above) is quite brilliant. I photgraphed it in the sun and in silhouette. This is one of those examples where the artist perfectly captured the essence of woodpeckers.
This long-legged bird (above) is made from a shovel head and a metal trowel.
Hedge clippers are a great choice for bird bills (above).
Kitten with long nails for whiskers (above).
Shovels, rakes, metal spools, and rebar make up these next few:
Hammerhead bird (below) – perfect use of the hammer!
This junk guard dog brings it to a whole new level:
Ready-Made Metal Yard Art and DIY Supplies
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Tool Art Secrets: See how tool art creatures are made