Friday, July 22, 2011

on the fence

I made some garden art for the garden this week
(while it rained)
these are the "hanging up" things that I made



the medallion is made from 2 pie tins (one large and one small)



the center is made from bottle caps I collected from the local taco shop
they sell lots of glass bottle drinks to go with their tacos
there's a bottle opener at the cash register and a big bin to catch all the caps
they were very kind to let me take a big bag full of caps home with my taco



this next medallion is made from a giant olive can that was a Christmas present last year



this is only half of the can ... and 2 more pie tins ... the other half of the can is another kitschy piece of garden art I will show you in my next post



the cool thing about these metal pieces is that over time they will get beautifully rusted

20 comments:

Halle said...

Love the garden art! I hung flags around my garden this morning as well. Mine are to deter the deer though...plus they are cute. :)

khess136 said...

So creative and cute! Don't you just LOVE garden art!
xox
Karen

ELK said...

love your style .. best looking garden I am sure!!

would really love some of the rain~

Denise Emanuel Clemen said...

Stumbled onto your blog via Elizabeth Aquino. What a perfect find! I am away from my home and garden due to family obligations. I miss it, and look forward to some version of garden art when I get back...

Charade said...

I love your garden art! I used to collect olive oil cans and display them all around my kitchen above the cabinets. There was a can of Popeye spinach up there too, because whoever heard of olive oil without Popeye? If only I had been clever like you and made some garden art of those cans instead of pitching them when we remodeled? You're such an inspiration!

Yvonne said...

Very cool recycling! Love the medallions!

Lynn said...

LOVE your art. I made flags like that but only one layer for grand kids and a friend for July 4th.
Excited to see the bottle tops as am planning to use some on the quilt I just started. Did you just punch a nail in to make the hole?

Elizabeth said...

You really are amazing. I just ooh and ahh over this stuff.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Very cool! Your medallions are fabulous! In Jordan, you see lots of folks using those olive oil tins as planters on their porches and balconies. Makes for a very colorful garden display. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

Gayle said...

You are amazing ! These look so good and so much FUN ! Love the pie tin and bottle caps and banners...can't wait to seem them again after the elements have had their turn to play with them.xx

Dianne said...

How cool! Love these pieces!

Laura Tringali Holmes said...

These are wonderful. They give such a party vibe. Way to recycle!

sukipoet said...

what clever and original garden art you have created! It must be a pleasure to sit out there. And it is fun you collected the beer caps all in one go at the Taco place. LOL. Maybe you can make the Taco shop something to hang. soon, their customers will be wanting them. You will have back orders and have to hire helpers. .....

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm on a kick to save cans, too. I am in awe of your green olive can. That picture on the can is priceless. I wish I knew how you made those pie tin medallions. I actually bought a pie the other day in hopes of making something, but it turned out too bad to even show. Yours is lovely.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

The metal work is spectacular Kimmie, so shiny and fun! You have some brilliant suns in the yard. xox Corrine

rebecca said...

if only we embraced aging with such affection....
"beautifully rusted".

and your garden art??
you never fail to delight!

rebeca trevino said...

the medallions are terrific! i can't decide which i like more: bottle caps for sure, but the olive can is perfect too!

and you are right, the rust will only make them more appealing.
some day, you must show us a step by step on how to make the pie tins into those gorgeous sunbursts.
thanks for the inspiration.

ale said...

kmmie this is absolutely adorable!!!! me encanta!!!muchisimos besos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Terri Kahrs said...

(((Ouch!!! Jaw just hit floor!))
Seriously, this piece is AWEsome, Kimmie!!! I'd die and go to heaven if I saw this hanging outside of my kitchen window!!! It's fabulous -- and I love that banner too! Hugs, Terri xoxo

~*~Patty S said...

I have fallen behind in blogland...blaming in on the heat :)

what wonders you create using bits of this and that...I can imagine the happy sound of you tipping the bottle caps into a bag and taking them home to play!

LOVE what you've created...but then I always enjoy what you make dear Kimmie!...your sunflowers are so happy and more!
oxo