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The Beauty of Yard Art - Is This for You?

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 1

Some people see yard art as simple garden gnomes, whilst for others; their yards will be adorned with massive features, making it spectacular. You can make your garden more interesting by placing weather vanes, sundials and gazing balls in the appropriate places.

Flower bed are not just flower beds anymore, but by simply adding a bowling ball or an interesting sign for fun it will attract some attention.

 Think of furniture when it comes to the patio. This should be a place to unwind and relax. It should be a place that is pleasing to the eye. Decorating with style with materials like wrought iron or a variety of wood will make your furniture come to life.

Accessories to think of can include candles, potted plants or wind chimes for a nice atmosphere. Something to attract the birds like a bird feeder is also a nice idea. There is nothing better than to wake up with the sound of chirping birds in your yard.

Wood Yard Art: Mix and Match with Your Garden Design

Every person has their own preferences, even in the design of their house and the look of their yards or garden. Sometimes this is influenced with the person's upbringing, culture or gender etc. Other people also like to keep their yard plain or simple, while others prefer having it landscaped by a professional to make it more beautiful and attractive, especially to their guests.

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However, some individuals prefer to decorate their yards all by themselves and a lot of the time, they prefer the wood yard art variety because it's easy to use, yet there are a lot of things that can be made using wood.

 This kind of yard art is very practical, affordable yet stylish and can be matched with anyone's taste. You can also make this yourself, using the basic materials found at your local store. If you have DIY skills, this should really be a piece of cake.

Recycled Metal Yard Art

You don't have to spend a fortune on making your patio and yard look the best in the neighbourhood with spectacular features consisting of

wheelbarrow
ponds and statues. There are other ways you can decorate areas that will look just as good.

The only difference is that this will cost you next to nothing so it is definitely worth the effort. Metal yard art has become quite popular of late and finding your own by going green out of recycled goods is even better.

 You can have a lot of fun doing this at the same time. Using things like oil tanks that are not being used anymore can be quite  decorative. These can be transformed into shapes and colored into something of your choice.

The rusted look is very common and popular. This is more rustic and will be toned down. You can also add a lot of different textures with this look.

 

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Decorative Metal Yard Art Patterns

You will start to get creative when it comes to metal yard art patterns. Often you can find inspiration looking at garage sales or secondhand book stores. This can also become more personal in nature so you can really express yourself in your work and have lots of fun with it. You will see your personality revealed in the ways you go about this.

Finding stencil patterns, clip art or silhouettes is always a nice addition here. Starting with something basic is recommended, and then you can work your way up as you get more involved.

Difficult patterns may be tricky to cut out. You may want to find textiles and printed fabrics for something different. Birthday wrapping paper can be enlarged.

You can also think about flower patterns in your yard. Instead of the same of flower bed that you have year in and year out, you can add something really interesting. This does not mean a bunch of petunias. A metal structure inbetween the flowers made to look like a sunflower is going to grab some interest.

Beautiful Yard Art with a Theme

Summer, winter, spring or fall, all throughout the year, season after season, works of art can be present on your front or backyard. Crafty and skilful works of art are made to create an impressive design to bring out the yard's character and that of the yard owner.

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This is what we call yard art that goes with a particular theme. This does not have to break the bank either, because you can find objects lying about anywhere. Just keep your eyes peeled.

It is great if you can include the theme so that it is incorporated with the changing seasons. Different themes for different occasions in different seasons can have your yard go with what's unique as one season comes after the other.

Although different people always have different thoughts about what to design, it is much easier for one to have a co-ordinating theme that suits the present season: summer, winter, spring or fall.

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Making or Buying Your Own Yard Art

Most home owners aren't aware of need of a beautiful garden, patio or backyard. This actually doesn't stop from grasses turning green, flowers starting to bloom or water features flowing somewhere, there is actually more to that which you can attain through yard art.

Yard art helps in bringing out the innovativeness, creativity, personality and tastes of the owners of the house. Hence, it is best that you landscape your garden or yard together with the different types of yard arts available today.

To help you out, have a look in magazines, journals or books or check local art galleries and garden shops to give you some inspiration.

You can buy this online or from stores in your area. However, you can also pick up something at rubbish dumps, so check here at regular intervals. Be on the look on, in case someone from work or perhaps a friend is throwing a work of art away.

It often looks a lot better and personal if you have put it together yourself, rather than picking something up at the store. However, this is completely up to you.

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Comments

Oct 21, 2013 2:25am
Fran5050
This is so interesting - my back garden is very bare. It's just a stone patio. We've been thinking about some of your ideas and are looking to buy suitable stencils so that we can dress up and old wheel barrow and make a feature of it.
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