Check out these 5 Metallic DIY Ideas that are perfect for your garden! Easy DIY projects that add a little bling and a whole lot of fun to your garden decor. For more details and more projects, be sure to visit my blog, Life With Lorelai -- you'll find a link at the bottom of this post. See you there! :)
Now is the perfect time to start thinking about how to decorate your garden. Metal is great for garden projects because the shine from the material makes for dazzling décor. Whether you’re new to crafting or are a DIY veteran, these five projects are perfect for adding a little bling to your garden without breaking the bank.
SODA CAN CHARMS Aluminum cans are cheap and easy to come by. You can make whatever kind of charms you want — as long as the design fits on your material. 1. Get some gloves and safety goggles before you start. Aluminum cans are sharp. Safety first! 2. You’ll need a box cutter and some strong scissors for this project. You’ll also need some cardstock for creating designs, a sharpie to draw with and something sharp — like a screw or an awl — to poke your aluminum. 3. Start by using your box cutter to remove the top and bottom ends of the can. Once you have your cylinder, cut the aluminum straight down the middle to give you one rectangular piece of material. 4. Trace your design onto the aluminum, and then cut it out using your scissors. Once your design is free, you can use an awl or screw to puncture the charm for added decoration or even just to hang it.
STEAMER BASKET FLOWERS Steamer baskets are easy to find, and they are perfect for adding some shine to your garden. Check your local thrift store or flea market, and you’re sure to find at least one steamer basket ready to be repurposed. 1. Start by opening your steamer basket all the way. Once it’s open, you’ll see how the metal pieces resemble individual petals. 2. Remove the pin from the center of the basket. 3. Paint and attach a stem if desired — you can use anything from wood to metal to PVC pipe.
SILVERWARE FLOWERS Got some bent silverware you’re ready to get rid of? Don’t just toss it in the trash — repurpose it into shiny flowers for your garden! You can glue your silverware together however you’d like to make your flowers. You can also use washers and candle snuffers to add an extra level of glam. 1. Use a strong glue like marine goop in a well-ventilated area. You can bend the spoons to fit together as desired. 2. Try different combinations of bent and folded utensils to get the flower shapes you like. 3. Don’t be afraid to glam up your flowers with gems or other colorful additions. No matter how you decide to decorate your garden, it’s hard to go wrong with metal. With a little effort, your garden will be ready to impress neighbors and friends in no time. Find two more DIY garden decor projects -- Copper Cap Planters and Penny Ball -- on the blog! Click the link below.