America Recycles Day: Recycled Yard Art Projects

Jill Staake

November 15, 2011 is America Recycles Day (who knew?)! In honor of this annual event encouraging Americans to learn about and use recycling in their communities, I’m sharing a variety of recycled yard art project ideas from Birds & Blooms, along with some inspiration from other sources. Help the earth and your own pocketbook by putting some recycled materials to use in your garden – just click the photos or project titles for more information.

Photo Courtesy BirdsandBlooms.com

Pie Tin Bird Feeder – BirdsandBlooms.com:

Ceramic Tile Pedestal:
Here’s a cool idea for using old ceramic tile to make a pedestal for a garden statue or planter.
Thanks to Yanzum.com for this idea.

Photo Courtesy Yanzum.com

Bowling Ball Bumblebee – BirdsandBlooms.com:

Glass Garden Totems from D & G Gardens and Crafts:

Courtesy www.GardensandCrafts.com

Communities have started getting into the spirit of recycled yard art, too. My own county extension office sponsored a recycled yard art contest, and some of the winners are pretty impressive (and definitely beyond my skill set!). I also came across these photos on Flickr of another county’s contest – be sure to take a look for many more great ideas.

Do you have more ideas to share? Drop by the comments below, or visit the Birds & Blooms Facebook page to upload your photos and tell us all about it!

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