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Garden Art Idea From Trash

I literally found this garden art idea in my neighbor’s trash. Thank you, neighbor!

Garden Art from Trash, Wagon Wheel

The other day I did a morning walk around the neighborhood and it happened to be bulk trash pick up day in our neighborhood. The city comes by once a month and picks up things that are too big to fit into your trash can. So, this is a great day to look for treasures.

Initially, I walked past this particular pile, but I couldn’t stop thinking about that old wagon wheel I saw. So, obviously I went back for it. When I got there, though, I saw that the middle, wooden part of the wagon wheel was completely rotten. It was in pieces and I could not have even picked it up in one piece. So, I started to think about the outer iron rim. I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but I thought it was definitely worth saving.

My New Old Wagon Wheel Rim

Wagon wheels, even just the outer rim, are heavy, by the way. Luckily, I didn’t have far to go. So, I put it over my shoulder and headed home. Certain I could find a spot in the backyard for some garden art, I rolled it in.

My Vine

I have a Carolina Jasmine vine that is growing well, but I’ve been meaning to get some sort of lattice to put it on. I rolled my new treasure over to the vine and decided I’d just wrap that vine around my wagon wheel rim and see how I liked it.

Wagon Wheel
Wagon Wheel

Well, I love it. I’m a huge fan of circles and I like that it’s not some regular old lattice. I love having the vine in a circle.

My New Garden Art

You never know what kind of garden art you can find in your neighbor’s trash. I’m loving mine!

Garden Art from Trash, Wagon Wheel

Garden Art From Trash, Wagon Wheel

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Yes, I still have the wagon wheel rim I rescued from the trash years ago, but sadly, my vine is no more. Since this post we have completely redone our backyard including the pool and flower beds. My Jasmine vine didn’t make it, but my wagon wheel rim found a terrific new home. To see how I combined it with my planter and gourds to make a focal point at the end of my deck, check out Large Planter Updated.

Large Planter Updated

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    Large Planter Updated - Home Decor and Home Improvement DIY Tutorials
    July 23, 2021 at 2:52 am

    […] started with my wagon wheel rim. To hear this story behind my wagon wheel rim, read Garden Art Idea From Trash. You see, I have my planter sitting on flagstone just at the end of the deck. I have it on the […]

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