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Steampunk Yard Art

My definition of steampunk art: adventurous spirit, steam power, gears, whimsical, inventive. A contraption of gadgets and gears all in a manner of assorted nonsense that intertwine to create a machine that is not only functional and practical, but unique and striking.
  • steampunk yard art, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling
This contraption that a friend of by husband's family made years ago is the ultimate steampunk art. My husband said he and his brothers loved playing with this car for hours.
  • steampunk yard art, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling
And whatever it takes to hold the whole thing together.
  • steampunk yard art, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling
Is now used for yard art!
  • steampunk yard art, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling
I filled a vintage colander with Vinca and placed on the seat.
  • steampunk yard art, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling
A hypertufa container that I made several years ago, filled with chives sits on the front of the car. The car itself sits on a rock shelf just outside one of my gardens.

To see more: http://www.shellknoblakegirl.com/milestones/steampunk-yard-art

Got a question about this project?

  • Julie Brown
    Julie Brown Laporte, IN

    Minnie's Milstones, have you checked out Flea Market Gardening on Facebook? I think it would be right up your alley. I love your style. :)

  • Minnie's Milestones by Jonni

    I just checked it out, thanks for sharing that info. It is right up my alley!

    • Marie Niemann
      Marie Niemann Ogden, UT

      @Minnie's Milestones by Jonni Yes please share your wonderful creations. I help administer the page and write on Monday mornings. Hope to see you there! Our fans will LOVE you as much as I do! We love Rust! In Rust We Trust!

  • Sammokka
    Sammokka Hanover, PA

    Love this; beyond cute; just adorable!!

  • Minnie's Milestones by Jonni

    Thank you!

  • Caseyem11
    Caseyem11 Wilmington, DE

    What a treasure!

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