trash art

Reclaimed Grill Top Planter


This reclaimed grill top planter was the second part to another grill project. The grill top was from another grill project. In that project we used the bottom of the grill

We first cleaned the grill top inside and out with a steel brush. Then we drilled four drain holes directly into the bottom for drainage. We drilled two holes on the higher part of the lid to mount onto the wood post using two galvanized screws (before the grill top was mounted, we painted the outside of it with a purple paint). Glass embellishments were glued around the front and sides of the grill. Our favorite sun design was painted on the front of the grill top using a stencil. The large wood base was a piece reclaimed from an old wood fence. The nylon roping around the wood post was reclaimed from a construction project done on our local street. We added some rocks to the bottom for easier drainage, then added two bags of organic potting soil. We then planted a Roma tomato plant that we purchased this year, and we’ll use some of these tomato seeds to plant next year. So always have fun recycling and reclaiming things that you can use to create whimsical and functional pieces for your yard.


The plastic soda bottle flower on top is made from a previous project Found Here The little green glass square vase used was chipped, but worked perfectly for this project as it has a sun face design on all four sides. We decided to place this cement horse underneath the planter to complete the piece. The cement horse had a broken head that we repaired many years ago and is still holding up perfectly.

Lawnmower Wheel Decor


This piece was made from three wheels from an old lawnmower and a old decorative plate holder. It adds color and charm to the yard. This time around we could only reclaim a few items from this old lawn mower.

Recycled Lamp Planter


This recycled lamp planter was a trash find. We removed the stand from the top of the lamp and used it as a stand for my clothing projects. We then used the top of the lamp as a planter for small plants. The blue tube base is from a recycled piece of chain link fencing. The no trespassing sign we had lying around for many years. All combined, this piece adds a little whimsy to our yard.



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