I have a friend and co-worker who is retiring Thursday. He is always very supportive of my artsy projects, and I thought he'd enjoy something personal as a gift. He already has 2 of my found object dragonflies, so my husband and I made this for him over the weekend. He loves to fish so I'm hopeful he'll like this.
We also made this. I need to paint it a bright color. I'm leaning toward red. Once in the ground, he'll be sitting on a perch among the flowers...
Right now my husband is doing the welding, I'm the designer, but I hope to be welding within the month. We just got a new welder.
I hope my projects inspire you to try using unwanted items in a new way, to personalize your yard.